6-Year-Old Girl with Down Syndrome Who Was Rejected From a Local Dance Company Busts a Move in Incredible Dance Video

04/08/2016 AT 04:50 PM EDT

Ana from Edmonton

Hey Canada! This is one of the cutest and most impressive things we've seen in a while. Check out Ana from Edmonton showing off her fantastic dance skills. Thank you Sonja Malaniuk, for sending this in - and thanks to Ana for making our day a little more awesome. :)If you have a Dance On 3/21 video from #WorldDownSyndromeDay, send it in! Email it to kaitlynp@cdss.ca or post it on our Facebook wall! #SeeTheAbility #Downsyndrome

Posted by Canadian Down Syndrome Society on Wednesday, March 23, 2016


You go, girl!

A 6-year-old with Down syndrome took the high road after she was rejected from a local dance company because she didn't adhere to "their standards" – by joining a different studio and starring in a viral dance video that has garnered over 50,000 views.

The footage shows Ana Malaniuk of Edmonton, Canada, busting a move to a mashup of Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance" and Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody."

And she totally rocked the routine.

6-Year-Old Girl with Down Syndrome Who Was Rejected From a Local Dance Company Busts a Move in Incredible Dance Video| Real People Stories, The Daily Smile

Ana Malaniuk with her teacher Shae-Lyn Bates

Source: Canadian Down Syndrome Society / Facebook


Sonja Malaniuk, Ana's mother, says her daughter's confidence has "grown hugely" since she joined Amanda's Academy of Dance, a studio offering specialized classes for children with different abilities.

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"She always liked dancing when the music came on, she liked the beat so I said, 'Let's give it a shot,'" Malaniuk told Global News.

In the video, Ana is seen shaking her hips, jumping and waving her hands with her teacher Shae-Lyn Bates.

"She's such a joy to have in class… She's helped me grow as a teacher," Bates told Global News.

Ana is practicing to compete in her first competition – and the young dancer could NOT be more excited.
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