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.
Darby’s Dancers Regular Season Schedule 2020-2021
WDC’s Darby’s Dancers Schedule
Classes will start Saturday, October 24th
Saturdays @ MAIN STUDIO
(Instructor: Rebecca Habel)
9:00-9:30 Ages 8 to 11 jazz/HH – 7 Dancers Max.
9:35-10:05 Ages 4 to 7 hip hop – 7 Dancers Max.
10:10-10:40 Ages 8 to 11 jazz/HH – 7 Dancers Max.
10:50-11:30 Ages 12+ girls jazz – 10 Dancers Max.
Important Dates 2020-2021
Sat, Oct 31st – Halloween Classes WILL be held
Sat, Nov 28th – Thanksgiving Break NO CLASS
Sat, Dec 26th & Jan 2nd – Winter Break NO CLASS
Sat, March 13th – Spring Break NO CLASS
Sat, April 17th – Picture Day
Sat, May 22nd – Last day of Class
Mon, May 24th thru Thurs, May 27th Dress Rehearsals (tentative)
Tues, June 1st thru Sat, June 5th Recitals (tentative)
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.
Darby’s Dancers Volunteer Coaches
At this time, we would like to request for parents to join their dancer for classes in lieu of student/teen volunteers. We may transition to student/teen volunteers later in the season but at this time would like to limit exposure for our dancers. Dancers in our older classes may not all require a parent to join them in class, however.
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.
Instructors: Rebecca Habel
Read Rebecca’s Biography HERE
Studio Policies/Procedures – The current policies state that the lobby is closed and parents may not stay for class; however, for our Darby’s Dancers a parent stay in the building with them (either in the lobby or in the classroom for those needing a parent in the classroom).