First Dance Clinic comes to Governor’s State on June 9

University City, IL – Professional Ballroom Dancer and First Dance co-creator, Curtis Haremza will be leading a First Dance Clinic to those with physical or mobility challeges at Governor’s State University on Saturday, June 9 from 12 noon to 4 pm. First Dance offers a unique adaptive ballroom dance clinic as a program of the Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF), sponsored locally by Bionic Prosthetics & Orthotics and Fred Astaire Dance Studio. The event is being coordinated by the physical therapy students of Governors State, led by Meghan Faloona.

Media are invidted to attend OPAF’s First Dance Clinic. There will be opportunity to interview Curtis at 12 noon and capture b-roll footage and speak to attendees during the clinic from 1 to 4. Details below:

Saturday, June 9 12 noon to 4 pm

Governor’s State University, Hall of Governors, 1 University Parkway, University City, IL

There is no charge for First Dance, but we do ask for registrations so that we are prepared. Online registration is available at (click on the June 9 date for First Dance).

For more information on OPAF and the entire family of First Clinics, please visit the OPAF website at

Put your dancing shoes on and come join us at Governors State!

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About OPAF: Serving as the philanthropic arm of the US orthotic and prosthetic community, the Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF), develops, implements, partners and hosts adaptive recreational clinics for those with physical challenges. The First Clinics are recognized as leaders in adaptive recreation. Whether this is the first time a participant is trying an activity after illness, injury or episode or the first time they are ever trying, First Clinics offer top notch adaptive instruction specifically for them. Founded in 1995 to support the Paralympic Games in Atlanta, OPAF & The First Clinics have moved forward to offer introductory level adaptive recreation opportunities to everyone, not just the elite athlete. For more information on OPAF and The First Clinics, visit