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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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In 2013, the Brookfield Center for the Arts debuted a creative movement class for kids with Down Syndrome and other cognitive delays. In 2016, this dance school in Brookfield, Wisconsin, leapt ahead again, allowing two girls who use wheelchairs to enroll in regular dance classes. Both girls went on to perform in a schoolwide recital, alongside their “standing” classmates.Read More »
UW-Whitewater is breaking new ground by offering wheelchair dance as part of their curriculum.Read More »
All the way back to the Nativity in the Bible, animals have been part of the Christmas story. Woodland animals, to the present day, often show up in stories about the winter holiday season.Read More »