Adaptive Ballroom Dancing

Thursday, June 15, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


Ballroom dancing provides many physical and mental health benefits such as improved strength, endurance, cognition, and mood. It also provides self-expression, relaxation, social connections, and acceptance of others. During this session, dancers with physical disabilities and their partners and/or instructors without physical disabilities will share their experiences participating in ballroom classes and competitions. Dancers will also share tips for others to consider when exploring adaptive ballroom dancing. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the speakers questions following the presentation.

This session will have Real-Time Captioning and Sign Language Interpreter available.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5


Cheryl Angelelli, World-Ranked Para Dance Sport Athlete , Co-Founder of Dance Mobility

Amanda Cast, Ballroom Instructor, Five Start Dance Studios

Frank Epperson, Ballroom Dancer, Five Start Dance Studios

Zach Evans, Ballroom Dancer, Five Start Dance Studios

Natalie Hendrix-Evans, Ballroom Dancer, Five Start Dance Studios

Questions for presenters:

1 Greetings, I am so excited for this opportunity. I was an assistant to a wheel chair dance instruction program 20 years ago at another job and would LOVE to bring even introductory instruction back to our Special Recreation Coop in the West and South Suburbs of Chicago. Is there a remedial course syllabus or instruction material that might help relative novice instructors how to introduce the activity? Thank you for your expertise and time.

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.