Nobody puts Damien in the corner

Few people can remain unswayed by Patrick Swayze’s smouldering moves in Dirty Dancing, and the residents at one Victorian Supported Independent Living (SIL) home were no exception.

While everyone in the house loved the movie, one housemate Damien decided to take it one dance step further.

Damien has Downs Syndrome as well as arthritis but that hasn’t stopped him pursuing his goal of dancing like Swayze.

His Life Without Barriers support team helped enrol him in ballroom dancing lessons.

He loves them so much that he is seeing a physiotherapist to help increase his movement.