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
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Darby’s Dancers Schedule 2022-2023

WDC’s Darby’s Dancers 2022-2023 Schedule

Tuesdays @ MAIN STUDIO – Starting Sept 20th
7:00-7:30 pm  Ages 10+ Jazz

Saturdays @ MAIN STUDIO – Starting Sept 24th
9:00-9:30 am  Ages 8-11 Jazz/Hip Hop
9:30-10:00 am  Ages 4-7 Jazz/Hip Hop
10:00-10:30 am  Ages 8-11 Jazz/Hip Hop
10:35-11:15 am  Ages 12+ Girls Jazz
11:15-11:45 am  Ages 12+ Boys/Girls Hip Hop.

Dancer Application Form

CHOOSE CLASS DAY/TIME HERE

NEW STUDENTS — ENROLL WITH NATIONAL ORGANIZATION HERE

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

 

NEWSLETTERS

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

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

Important Dates 2022-2023

Tue, Sept 20th/Sat, Sept 24th – First days of class
Sat, Octr 22nd – No classes (MEA break)
Sat, Nov 26th – No classes (Thanksgiving break)
Sat, Dec 24th thru Tue, Jan 3rd — No classes (Winter break)
Sat, March 4th thru Sat, March 11th – No classes (Spring break)
Tue, May 16th/Sat, May 20th — Last week of classes
May 22nd-25th — Dress rehearsals
May 30th-June 3rd — Recitals @ East Ridge High School