Wheelchair Dancers Organization – For Adults & Youth

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Wheelchair Dancers Organization – For Adults & Youth


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Location San Diego, California

Wheelchair Dancers Organization is a non-profit that provides free, adaptive dance classes and programs that allow physically- challenged youth, adults and seniors to experience the joy of dance and empower them to increase their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Your generous donations to WDO go entirely to making these free wellness opportunities possible.

Wheelchair Dancers OrganizationWheelchair Dancers Organization creates an avenue whereby the mobility challenged can enhance and strengthen their mind, body and spirit through dance.

WDO’s innovative approach pairs wheelchair users (“rollers”) with stand up volunteers (“walkers”), providing a powerful opportunity for disabled and non-disabled participants to share the benefits of dance by engaging each of them in inspiring and exciting new ways. Everything we do is for the purpose of providing opportunities for the sport of dance for those who would otherwise be denied.

In addition to our adaptive dance classes and programs in schools and community settings, Wheelchair Dancers Organization engages in outreach activities and performs at dance-ability showcases, fundraisers and other special events.

Adaptive dancing is designed for adults and youths with disabilities. We currently offer the following FREE Classes and Programs for Rollers and Walkers:

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