Dancing in Unexpected Ways

 An elegant pair of Valery and Elena wheelchair dancing. The festival, entitled 'People with great potential'. Performance in Park City. Wheelchair dance classes

An elegant pair of Valery and Elena wheelchair dancing. The festival, entitled 'People with great potential'. Performance in Park City. Wheelchair dance classes

Dancing in Unexpected Ways

When people think of ballroom dancers, they often envision young, physically fit people who are quick on their feet. Yet, ballroom dancing is not just for people who are young or those who can move across the floor quickly. Here's a look at some dancers who break the stereotype:

Tao Porchon-Lynch

Her ballroom dance partner is roughly seven decades younger than her, but that doesn't cause a problem for Tao Porchon-Lynch. While Porchon-Lynch, at 98 years old, may not be your stereotypical ballroom dancer, she does have the flexibility of a much younger dancer, as demonstrated in the eight yoga classes she continues to teach each week. Porchon-Lynch, who has spent much of her life in the spotlight, continues to enjoy entertaining people. In 2015, she impressed the judges on America’s Got Talent  with her ballroom dancing skills.

Infinite Flow

Founded in 2015, Infinite Flow is a wheelchair ballroom dance company in California. While the group does offer wheelchair dance classes for both children and adults, perhaps the most impressive part of the group is the professional wheelchair dance company. Infinite Flow's professional dance troupe is composed of athletes both with and without wheelchairs who perform together. The dancers do many of the same dances that able-bodied athletes do. Infinite Flow founder, Marisa Hamamoto and her partner Adelfo Cerame Jr., have danced in the World Latin Dance Cup.

When it comes to dancing, it is important to not allow others to discourage you. You can never be too old, too uncoordinated, or anything else to try something new. Contact us to schedule your first ballroom dance lesson.