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Local teen's special needs dance class gets feet moving

Moira Reed, 18, is a tiny, dancing-dynamo with a big heart.
Moira Reed gets a hug from one of her dance students in Banks County, Ga.

BANKS COUNTY, Ga. -- Moira Reed, 18, is a tiny, dancing-dynamo with a big heart.

It's the reason she created a club to share her love of dance with special needs children.

"Our community doesn't have anything extracurricular for special needs so I was like, we'll do a dance. We'll start a dance group for special needs kids," she said.

Moira went to the director of the Banks County Community Center and received permission to start the "Steps in Time" Dance Class for middle and high school students with special needs.

"Danielle brought a flyer home from school and she was real excited about it and she was like ‘Mom, I wanna do this, I wanna do this!' So I called and talked to Moira and we've been here ever since," dance student mother Maribeth Woodruff said..

"We got a letter from school," another dance student mother, Mary Bounds, said. "It was really cool and as soon as I saw it, it's about special ed dance class and immediately I was like ‘Let's do it.'"

Because of her service to others, 11Alive and the Junior League of Atlanta chose Moira as one of the 2015 Kids Who Care Winners.

Moira received an $1,100.