Welcome to ADF's blog! American DanceWheels Foundation is an artistic non-profit organization that trains individuals with and without disabilities, ballroom dance teachers, and therapists how to Wheelchair Ballroom and Latin Dance. Visit www.americandancewheels.org for more information about our programs.

ADF's Wheelchair Dance Program is healthful, invigorating, and just what the doctor ordered!

In 2012, ADF’s teachers partnered with researcher, Minna Hong, PT, PhD, at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System to provide a 6-week Wheelchair Ballroom Dance Program as part of a research project entitled, “So You Think You Can’t Dance?”. The study was open to veterans and non-veterans in three Bay Area California locations. With our program, Dr. Hong conducted a pilot study to investigate the therapeutic effectiveness it may have on people living with spinal cord injuries. The scientific results of the research project were officially announced on September 2, 2013 and received an award recognition at the 2013 Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals Conference. Click on the picture to see the presentation in full screen!

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