Everyone knows physical activity is good for the body. Elia Mrak has always believed it could do so much more than improve physical health.

He believed it could improve relationships. Build self confidence. Break down social barriers. Restore vitality. He was sure it could do all that and so much more.

So when the Seattle-based dance coach was asked by affordable housing developer Vitus to bring a dance and movement program to San Diego’s Meadowbrook Apartments, he leapt at the chance.