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. Each dancer is paired with a volunteer coach and will take class once a week. There is no charge to dancer/families for the classes. 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 free 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 Regular Season Schedule 2019-2020

The 2020-2021 Darby’s schedule will be posted later this summer.

WDC’s Darby’s Dancers Schedule
Classes will start Tuesday, September 10th/Saturday, September 14th.

Saturdays @ MAIN STUDIO
(Instructor:  Rebecca Habel)
8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Ages 4 to 7 (Hip Hop)
9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Ages 4 to 7 (Ballet)
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Ages 8 to 11 (Jazz)
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Ages 8 to 11 (Jazz/Hip Hop)
10:50 – 11:30 a.m. Ages 12+ girls only (Jazz)
11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Ages 8+ boys only (Hip Hop/Jazz)

Tuesdays @ MAIN STUDIO
(Instructor:  Mahri Mendoza)
7:20 – 8:00 p.m.   Ages 8+  (Jazz)

No classes held on the follow dates for holiday breaks:

Saturday, November 30th – Thanksgiving Break
Tues, Dec 24th & 31st/Sat, Dec 28th/ – Winter Break
Tues, March 10th/ Sat, March 14th- Spring Break

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, as well.

Dancer Application Form


Darby’s Dancers Volunteer Coaches

Each dancer will be paired with a teen volunteer coach during class. 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 & Mahri Mendoza

Read Rebecca’s Biography HERE

Read Mahri’s Biography HERE