At Fred Astaire Boynton Beach, we believe everyone has the ability to experience the joy of dancing. This philosophy led to the establishment of Dance Mobility; one of Florida’s wheelchair and amputee ballroom dancing program for adults and children with physical disabilities.
Our Dance Mobility program provides monthly wheelchair and amputee ballroom group lessons, led by Fred Astaire’s professional, certified dance instructors with experience in teaching wheelchair and amputee ballroom dancing. Participants are welcome to bring their own dance partner or they will be paired with a partner.
From Waltz to Tango to Salsa, we offer all styles of dance lessons in a fun, friendly, supportive environment, while promoting physical, social, and emotional well-being. Private lessons are also available. For more information, call (561) 733-1111.
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Dance Mobility Program in the News!
Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Boynton Beach is stepping into the elegant, stylish and popular sport of adaptive ballroom dancing.
Instructors Corinna Macy and Marco Pizarro are fully trained and certified in Para Dance and leading the initiative.
According to Macy, “Our goal is expanded inclusivity through our social Para Dancing program, because we want everybody to experience the joy that dancing brings to our lives.” A longer-term dream is to build on the social dance program and create competitive teams, perhaps one day sending athletes to the Paralympics. “In the meantime,” said Pizarro, “We want to make the point that every person can dance, forget about everything while they’re out on the floor, and have a great time.”
Macy and Pizarro say they can’t wait to welcome dancers to three new classes: single style—one wheelchair athlete dances solo; combi style—one wheelchair athlete teams up with a standing partner; and duo style—two wheelchair athletes dance together.
They’ve experienced first-hand and are eager to share the continuing benefits of ballroom dancing, which include self-confidence, improved posture and strength, and lasting social connections.