The Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation, believing that Dance is for Everyone, began its Moving Wheels & Heels program of classes in 2002. The program was originally developed by Master Teachers Barbara and Sabatino Verlezza, with the help of Nancy Lushington, as Dancing Wheels of the Cleveland Ballet. In the years since, the program has grown from a Summer Dance Intensive to year-round programs for children, teens and adults and an outreach program which continues to serve countless day programs, recreation centers, hospitals and residential facilities for people with special needs.
Throughout history, people have always danced to express emotions, traditions and beliefs. In our classes, stand-up and sit-down dancers work together on creative expression, range of motion, technique, and learning dance vocabulary. Our goal is for participants to experience the joy of moving to music while developing and increasing strength, flexibility, social skills and self-confidence through modern dance. All movement is adapted so that all can participate to their fullest and enjoy success. Many new friends are made.
We believe that dance is for everyone: old, young, able-bodied, people with physical and developmental limitations, professional and recreational dancers. Dance can be a powerful tool to broaden the mind and engage the spirit. Inclusive dance classes develop independence and improve the quality of life for people with limitations. Join us the summer to experience the Joy of Dance at our Moving Wheels Summer Dance Intensive June 17-22 or our Summer Camp for Children June 24-26. Please check www.steffinossen.org , for further information.