Community Partner of the Month: Wheelchair Dancers Organization

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The Chamber is proud to announce its newest Community Partner, the Wheelchair Dancers Organization! The Wheelchair Dancers Organization (WDO), 501c3 non-profit, is a community leader offering adaptive dance classes for all ages. The organization has been in the forefront since 2008. Year-around and free to all participants, WDO has conducted over 800 Ballroom, Latin, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop wheelchair dance classes, serving the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of physically challenged individuals – the ‘rollers’ – and their able-bodied volunteer dance partners – the ‘walkers’.

WDO TEACHES the “walkers” and our “rollers” to move to the rhythms of music and dance for free! The organization gratefully welcomes volunteers to experience this incredible program!

Wheelchair dancing crosses the boundaries of age, gender, and physical ability. Classes include individuals using manual or power chairs.

WDO is the first organization to launch a Ballroom and Latin Wheelchair Dance Program on the West Coast. WDO provides recreational and performance dancing events, free monthly classes, workshops, seminars, fundraisers, flash mobs, and synchronized dance routines.

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The Wheelchair Dancing Organization has been recognized by the San Diego community for commitment and dedication to the disabled community with awards and recognitions. In 2014, the organization won the Sharp Healthcare Eagle Spirit Award for Community involvement and achievements.

All classes are free and open enrollment. Their current 8 week Swing and Salsa evening dance classes at Grossmont Hospital Auditorium are detailed on our website.

For more information regarding WDO’s activities, free dance classes, and recent captivating videos of programs visit the Wheelchair Dancers Organization’s website.

Contact Bev Weurding, CEO for more information 858-573-1571.

You can also learn more of what WDO is doing socially and how you can get involved by following WDO on the Wheelchair Dancers Facebook.