"ADF taught me how important it is to be disciplined, dedicated, consistent, and passionate." - Leah, Widener Graduate
American DanceWheels has provided an inclusive dance program to Widener Memorial School in the Philadelphia School District for over a decade with the help of grants from our supporters. Each semester, we teach Latin and Ballroom dances to 20-30 couples made up of Widener Memorial and Temple University students. All of the students in the program, seated and standing, have been dramatically changed by the ADF dance experience. Professors at Temple University have endorsed the program for their therapy students because of the depth of understanding gained by their students as a direct result of interacting and dancing with the students at Widener.
This program is one of our most successful programs and is getting recognition from schools in different parts of the country. In 2016, ADF will launch a new initiative called DanceWheels Live in order to satisfy requests from other schools who wish to have a similar inclusive, in-school program.