Traditionally, deaf or hard of hearing people were not taught to dance on the basis that if they couldn’t hear the music, how could the rhythm be kept?
A new children’s book aims to change this. Bristol author Catherine Gibson was driven by her own experience to write a book: “Through Sophie’s Eyes,” the story of Sophie, a young deaf girl who dreams of being a dancer. Catherine says, “I wrote the book because I wanted to be a voice for these children”. Sophie loves to dance and jumps at the opportunity of joining a dance class at her school.