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 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 Regular Season Schedule 2021-2022

WDC’s Darby’s Dancers Schedule

Tuesdays @ MAIN STUDIO (start September 28th)

Instructor: Katherine Griffis

7:00-7:40 p.m.  Age 10+ boys/girls Jazz

Saturdays @ MAIN STUDIO (start October 2nd)
Instructor:  Rebecca Habel
9:00-9:30 Ages 8 to 11 Jazz/Hip Hop
9:35-10:05 Ages 4 to 7 Hip Hop
10:10-10:40 Ages 8 to 11 Jazz/Hip Hop
10:50-11:30 Ages 12+ girls Jazz

11:35-12:10 Ages 12+ boys/girls Hip Hop

Dancers will have the opportunity to perform in a year end performance.  Their costume as well as shoes and dance wear for class will be provide at no cost.

Dancer Application Form

CHOOSE CLASS DAY/TIME HERE

ENROLL WITH NATIONAL ORGANIZATION HERE

Darby’s Dancers Volunteer Coaches

Teen or adult volunteers will be in some of 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 2021-2022

Saturday, October 23rd – MEA classes WILL be held
Saturday, November 27th – Thanksgiving Break NO CLASS
Tuesdays, December 21st & 28th – Winter Break NO CLASS
Saturdays, December 25th & January 1st – Winter Break NO CLASS
Tuesday, March 8th -Spring Break NO CLASS
Saturday, March 12th – Spring Break NO CLASS
Tuesday, May 17th & Saturday, May 21st – Last days of class
Monday, May 23rd thru Thursday, May 26th Dress Rehearsals (tentative)
Tuesday, May 31st thru Saturday, June 4th Recitals (tentative)