Dancing Wheels Airs a Made-for-Television Documentary
As the top recipient of the Cuyahoga County Arts & Culture “Creative Culture Grant”, The Dancing Wheels Company & School will bring to fruition a year-long campaign to bring a vision of hope and possibility to those who have struggled with the indignities of bullying and other social injustices.
On April 5, 2014, Daring to be Dumbo: The Documentary will air on WKYC TV3 at 7:00 p.m. Narrated by Al Roker, this documentary will delve into the real-life stories of those who have risen above the ridicule and isolation of “being different” to discover lives of dignity and achievement. Watch the trailer.
Join the conversation during the broadcast on Twitter #AcceptAll.
VIDEO: The Rock That Rolls and Daring to Be Dumbo Hit The DancingWheels Co.
By: Marty Bielat, Cool Cleveland
They’re rockin’ and rollin’! The Dancing Wheels Company & School has been busy this season. Between preparing for two major events and rehearsing for their tour, getting a word in edgewise with their President/Founding Artistic Director Mary Verdi-Fletcher was an opportunity CoolCleveland couldn’t pass up. Click here to watch the video interview.
Join us on Friday, April 11, 2014, for our Annual Benefit Gala and the World Premiere performance, Rock That Rolls. Enjoy the music of The Temptations, R.E.M. Madonna, Ray Charles and Alice Cooper performed by the Dancing Wheels Company along with a guest appearance by the students from the Performance Ensemble. Purchase tickets by phone (216) 432-0306.
$100.00 Gala, Performance & After Party - 6:30 p.m.
Includes food fit for a Rock Star, drinks and dancing
$30.00 Performance & After Party - 8:00 p.m.
Educators and students will have the opportunity to attend a student matinee at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 11. To enhance the learning experience for students, show-specific teacher guides are distributed prior to their visit. Through the generous support of our sponsors, educators and students can attend for the low price of $5.00 per person. Download the ticket order form or call 216-432-03016.
Cleveland's Dancing Wheels one of six recipients of 2014 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio
By Laura DeMarco, The Plain Dealer
Cleveland-based dance troupe Dancing Wheels has been selected as one of six recipients of the 2014 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio.
Dancing Wheels, the first fully-integrated dance troupe in the country featuring professional dancers with and without disabilities, will receive the award for Arts Education. Click here to read the entire story.
Dancing Wheels Wins CAC Grant
The votes are in and Dancing Wheels Company & School has won the Creative Culture Grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture for our project Daring to be Dumbo. We received over 7,900 votes from Cuyahoga County residents. Without your support, this television documentary and school education program on bullying and social injustice would not get produced. Thank you for voting for us!
Click here to read the Plain Dealers’ story - Dancing Wheels, LAND Studio win Creative Culture Grants Competition
Click here to read more about the Daring to Dumbo project.
Dancing Wheels Shares Integrated Dance Insights
The Dancing Wheels Company was featured in the December issue of Dance Studio Life magazine for our newly launched physically integrated dance training manual. The magazine is one the top education dance publications with over 66,000 readers throughout the United States and Canada. Read the article
The manual and DVD can be purchased by click the Buy Now button or by calling (216) 432-0306.
Making National Media!
The Huffington Post recently featured an article sharing the story of Mary Verdi-Fletcher and her inspirational journey to advance the quality of integrated dance as the founder of The Dancing Wheels Company & School.
Featured in Dance Magazine
The Dancing Wheels Company & School is proud to be recognized in an article on integrated dance by Dance, a magazine based in the United Kingdom!
Past Media & Press:
Cool Cleveland, "World Class: Dancing Wheels Explores Helen Keller"