Adaptive Dance Workshops

MW&H June Programs

This program stems from Steffi Nossen’s founding belief that Dance is for Everyone!

Join us for this opportunity to
- Improve technique and range of motion
- Explore and express creativity
- Enjoy a collaborative artistic experience with a diverse group of dancers




Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and the in-person nature of our Adaptive Dance curriculum, we will be cancelling this camp for this Summer 2020. Our engaging, exploratory Adaptive Dance program will be back next Summer 2021.

Join this adaptive dance camp for youngsters of all abilities “sitdown” (wheelchair) & stand-up. Campers learn dance technique and experience improvisation and movement activities in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

A four-day adaptive dance program. Tweens and teens participate in dance, movement, and arts activities in a warm, supportive and creative environment while practicing social skills, and making new friends. Families and friends will be invited to share their student’s experiences at programs’ end.
Tuition: $225

A dance experience for students and teachers with/without disabilities in a professional dance studio.
Program tuition: $525, or $30 per single technique class

Summer Intensive Workshop Faculty

Nancy Lushington — Artistic Advisor of the Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation and Assistant Professor of Dance at Marymount Manhattan College and adjunct faculty at Montclair State University; former soloist with May O’Donnell Dance Company, Joyce Trisler Danscompany, and Verlezza Dance among others.

Barbara Allegra Verlezza — Associate Professor of Dance at Kent State University, Ohio and Associate Artistic Director of Verlezza Dance; formerly Associate Artistic Director/ Education Director of Dancing WheelsTM, former soloist with the May O’Donnell Dance Company.

Sabatino Verlezza — Artistic Director of Verlezza Dance (OH/NY) and ILLUMINATIONS Dance Company (MO); co-founder of 6 Hairy Legs, a dance and fitness program for people and their dogs (NC); company member of Heidi Latsky Dance (NYC); former soloist with the May O’Donnell Dance Company.

Adaptive Dance Year-Round

Our supportive, inclusive community spreads the joy of dance in all forms. An integrated adaptive dance class for students of all abilities (wheelchair and stand up), Moving Wheels & Heels explores the joy of movement in a safe and supportive environment. Learn More