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Change The world

TOGETHER We Can Change The World

Thanks to our friends and supporters we truly believe we can change the perception of dance for all abilities

01. Our Vision

Our vision is to utilize dance as a vehicle to broaden opportunities children and adults with physical challenges. Wheelchair dancing, with a standing dance partner, provides a creative and social outlet for our students.

02. Our MISSION

Wheelchair Dancers Organization (WDO) believes that dance can be experienced by all.  Our aim is to benefit and empower the body, mind and spirit through teaching the art of dance.

03. How We started

Wheelchair Dancers Organization (WDO) was founded in 2008. WDO became a 501(c)3, non-profit in 2010. Since then we've offered classes to hundreds of people of all ages and mobility levels.

Our founder

Beverly Weurding
Beverly Weurding
founder, wheelchair dancers organization

Beverly Weurding was 55 years old when she was diagnosed with Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. At a time when most people are looking toward retirement, Beverly was navigating life as a new wheelchair user. With encouragement from her physical therapist, she created Wheelchair Dancers Organization to share her lifelong love of dance with others in the Disabled community. To date, Wheelchair Dancers Organization has changed the lives of hundreds of dancers of all ages and mobiity levels.

Success Stories!

Our board of Directors

Thuy Do

Board Chair & Community Outreach Director

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Dorothy Howard

Secretary

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Beverly Weurding

       Treasurer

Shana Lew

Member at Large

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ADAM RICKARD

Member at Large

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      David Fan

       Member at Large

Success Stories!

Our leadership team

Beverly weurding

Founder/CEO Ex-Officio

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Elaine Nadalin

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Dance & Event Director/Digital Marketing

Michele Jones

Executive Director & Dance Instructor

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Pat Lang

Technical Director

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Success Stories!

Our advisory council

Our advisory council

Lisa Huggins

DIO Instructor/Fundraising Manager

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Catie Somers

Marketing / Advocate

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Óscar Hernández

Videographer

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Mike Sanchez

Colours San Diego Rep.

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Andrea Rivera

Regional Center, Oceanside

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Success Stories!

meet our instructors

Check out our instructor bios

jason rivers

Ballroom

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Michele Jones

Dance It Out Adaptive Fitness

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Thuy Do

Bollywood, Hip Hop, Dancehall

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Karma la donna

Dance It Out Adaptive Fitness

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Andrea Rivera

Bollywood, Dance Fitness

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Ramon Ivey

Hip Hop, Dancehall

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Lekha Motiwala

Bollywood

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Vika Hernandez

Samba Reggae

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we appreciate your donation

Your tax-deductible gift makes it possible for us to offer our classes free of charge to our community.

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empowering body, mind, & spirit

Beverly Weurding
Testimonials

Thousands of Happy Customers All Around the World

“I combine my love of dance with my compassion for the disabled community in spreading the word about WDO and its mission" Dana Dubbs
Dana Dubbs
Marketing Communications Consultant
I have made many new friends; and dancing lifts my spirits.” Sandra Spencer
WDO student and wheelchair user
Sandra Spencer
Wheelchair user
“It has been a wonderful experience! I am amazed by the wheelchair dancers’ spirit, joy and determination.” Lou Gullans
Lou Gullans