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.
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.
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.
Look for monthly newsletters to be sent via email and also posted here on our website during the season!
Important Dates 2021-2022