St. Mary's Kids Dance with The Stars

Patients from Bayside's St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children danced with the stars - or, at least one of them - during a special event at the hospital on Thursday.

Valentin "Val" Chmerkovskiy, of "Dancing with the Stars," joined Z100's Danielle Monaro and Garrett Vogel to judge a dance competition at the hospital, which provides long-term care for children with medically complex conditions.

"They've been practicing for a long time," said Leslie Johnson, a spokeswoman for the hospital. "They are very dedicated and want to eventually put on a big show. Music has so many therapeutic qualities. It allows them to engage in the world around them."

Chmerkovskiy and the other judges gave perfect '10' scores to the performances.

Drop by Patch in a little while to watch a video of Chmerkovskiy dancing with Shania, a St. Mary's patient.


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