Monday, April 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am CST
Dance matters, and it matters that a student of any varying physical, sensory, and intellectual ability is able to dance, too! Instructors from The Dancing Wheels Company & School specialize in teaching physically integrated dance for people with and without disabilities. This virtual workshop allows participants to engage in an inclusive dance experience based on the Company’s foundational principles of translation, equity, accessibility, and meaning. Using the Dancing Wheels methodologies of physically integrated dance, rooted in scientific research and creative inquiry, the workshop class will teach modern technique for participants of all abilities.
If dance is an expression of the human spirit, then it is best expressed by people of all abilities. That is the fundamental belief behind the Dancing Wheels Company & School. Considered one of the premier arts and disabilities organizations in the U.S., Dancing Wheels is a professional, physically integrated dance company uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities. Mary Verdi-Fletcher, the first professional wheelchair dancer in the U.S., founded the Dancing Wheels Company in Cleveland in 1980. Born with spina bifida, Mary wanted to offer others with disabilities full and equal access into the world of dance. Mary’s vision and passion have since helped to revolutionize our very notion of dance and what defines a dancer. To date, the Dancing Wheels Company’s inspirational mission has touched over 5 million people through performances, residencies and workshops, and the company celebrates its 40th anniversary season this year.