Darby's Dancers

Woodbury Dancer Center is the proud home of Darby’s Dancers! Darby’s Dancers is a non-profit organization that provides specialized classes for dancers with special needs. Volunteer coaches take class with the dancers each week. There is no charge to dancer/families for dance wear, shoes and recital costumes. There is an annual membership fee with the national organization but no monthly costs for tuition/classes. The Darby’s Dancers national organization provides resources for dancers and parents.  Please read the information below about WDC’s Darby’s Dancers Program and use the links to join the program, become a coach, or learn more about Darby’s Dancers.

Darby’s Dancers provides a fun and encouraging activity for special needs children to strengthen muscles, increase coordination, build confidence and form life long friendships. To learn more about the organization, use the link below to visit their website.

You may donate to our Darby’s program using the link below. Help us provide classes, dance wear, recital costumes and a great experience for these amazing dancers – contributions are tax-deductible.

Learn More About Darby’s Dancers Here


Darby’s Dancers Schedule

WDC’s Darby’s Dancers 2023-2024 Schedule

Tuesdays @ MAIN STUDIO – starting 9/19
7:00-7:30 pm  Ages 10+ Jazz

Saturdays @ MAIN STUDIO – starting 9/23
9:30-10:00 am  Ages 5 to 8 Jazz/Hip Hop
10:00-10:30 am  Ages 9 to 12 Jazz/Hip Hop
10:35-11:15 am  Ages 13+ Girls Jazz
11:15-11:45 am  Ages 13+ Boys/Girls Hip Hop

Dancer Application Form


Darby’s Dancers Volunteer Coaches

Teen or adult volunteers will be in our Darby’s Dancers classes to work with and offer support for the students. The volunteer aspect is an integral aspect of the organization. The special needs dancers may be able to perform the dance steps independently, or they may need more assistance depending on their disability.  The volunteer coach helps the dancer by modeling the dance steps and assisting them in following directions. Read more about the volunteer opportunity HERE.

Interested in becoming a teen volunteer coach?? Use the link below for the volunteer application form.

Volunteer Application Form

Instructors: Rebecca Habel & Katherine Griffis

Read Rebecca’s Biography HERE

Read Katherine’s Biography HERE



Look for monthly newsletters to be sent via email and also posted here on our website during the season!

Important Dates 2023-2024

Tue, Sept 19th/Sat, Sept 23rd – First days of class
Sat, Oct 21st – No classes (MEA break)
Sat, Nov 25th – No classes (Thanksgiving break)
Sat, Dec 23rd thru Tue, Jan 2nd — No classes (Winter break)
Sat, March 2nd thru Sat, March 9th – No classes (Spring break)
Tue, May 14th/Sat, May18th — Last week of classes
May 20th-23rd — Dress rehearsals
May 28th-June 1st — Recitals @ East Ridge High School