Cedar Street Elementary School invited Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli to help their students understand perseverance and determination.  It was a resounding success according to Cedar Park teachers and students. His “engaging personality and positivism” inspired over 100 Cycle 2 and 3 students and teachers who watched his interactive dance presentation. Students were attentive and obviously impressed by Luca’s journey and abilities. Cycle 3 students also participated in a BreakDance workshop. As one teacher wrote, “The students were able to express who they really are…. We strongly recommend that all schools have this experience of celebrating differences. No excuses, no limits!”

Luca Patuelli was introduced to breakdancing at 15 and was immediately drawn by its music, culture and challenging movements.  He has created a signature style, using his crutches as extensions of his arms. “Lazylegz” offers inspiring, dynamic, educational, and interactive dance workshops for students, focusing on topics ranging from stereotypes, adaptation, bullying, persistence and life changing decisions. 

To me life is a dance; as long as our hearts are beating, a rhythm is being created. Sometimes it’s the littlest movements that make the biggest difference in a performance, just like in life; it’s the little things that matter. My whole life I was told I would never be able to walk, let alone dance. Today, I live my life to dance, I live to share my passion with others, and I live to encourage limitless possibilities by doing things our own way through the belief of NO EXCUSES, NO LIMITS.”  –Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli

Cedar Street Elementary School’s ArtistsInspire Grant experience was made possible by an ELAN Quebec/LEARN partnership for students from Quebec’s English-speaking communities to participate in arts and culture experiences, thanks in part to funding from the Government of Canada.

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Photo by Marie Labrecque.  Cycle 3 students with Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli on January 23, 2020

Photo by Marie Labrecque.  Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli at Cedar Street : “No excuses, no limits!”