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In all the years since its founding in 1880, there was something Madison’s Kehl School of Dance had never tried teaching: wheelchair dance. That changed in 2014. For the first time, led by instructor J. Matzner, children and adults who use walkers and wheelchairs could take “sitting” ballet.
The people who attend her dances may have very limited ability to move their bodies. Some can’t move at all on their own. But they might be able to show they’re enjoying themselves by smiling, or nodding their head, Saltigerald said.
Over the past three years, the Appleton, Wisconsin resident has organized a series of free dance parties for people who use wheelchairs and walkers, accompanied by caregivers and family members.
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