Since 2015, Dance Mobility has been opening doors and expanding opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to experience the transformative power of dance. The program was created by 4-time Paralympic medalist, Cheryl Angelelli, and Evan Mountain, co-owner of Fred Astaire Dance Studio-Bloomfield Hills, MI. Dance Mobility is a program supported the RIM Foundation, a non-profit, 501c(3) organization, and is funded by grants and donations.
The program is open to all ages, disabilities and skill levels. Participants can bring a partner with them, or they will be paired with a dancer. Wheelchair ballroom dancing has many physical and psychological benefits, including improved strength, coordination, range of motion, mental well-being, confidence and self-image.
Learn more about our educational programs:
Free Group Lessons
Our free group lessons are taught by professional ballroom dancers trained in wheelchair ballroom dancing. Free group lessons are held once a month and are perfect for students interested in learning all dance styles for social or recreational dancing.
For dancers looking to advance their dance skills, or interested in competing, private lessons are also available for a fee.
Para Dance Training
Para Dance is a sport recognized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Some of Dance Mobility’s students have represented the United States in international Para Dance competitions sanctioned by the IPC. Para Dance training is available for students interested in taking their dance education, performance and skills to an elite level.
Wedding Dance Lessons
Dance Mobility works with couples to create a memorable dance for their special occasion. Whether you’re the bride, groom, mother of the groom or father of the bride, we’ll choreography a customized dance that you and your guest will never forget.
Students can apply yearly for a Dance Mobility Scholarship for private lessons. Click here to apply
Dance Mobility provides training to ballroom dance instructors across the country so they can add this skill set to their resumes, and safely and confidently work with dancers with disabilities.