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Making a Difference
February 2016

A young dancer is greeted at the door of Danceability, a Cheektowaga dance school that may seem like any other, but there is one major difference, the school teaches dance to people with special needs.

“They’ve been told that they are not able to or that’s not for you,” says Christine Dwyer. “They come through this door...

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The Healing Power of Dance

The Healing Power of Dance
September 2015

“Dancebility” isn’t a word you’ll find in Webster’s Dictionary. But, say Robin Bishop and Christine Dwyer, it means “to empower through movement.” It’s also the name of their Cheektowaga-based dance studio that caters to individuals with special needs.

Bishop and Dwyer, both in their mid-thirties, founded Danceability in 2007 with...

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Dance Studio Life Magazine

Dance Studio Life Magazine
November 2014

Danceability, co-founded by Robin
Bishop and Christine Dwyer, offers a
variety of classes exclusively to dancers
with special needs. The nonprofit
studio serves a large group of students
ages 3 to 75, including those with
visual and hearing impairments, cerebral
palsy, Down syndrome, ADHD,
and ASD...

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Forever Young WNY 2012

Forever Young WNY
April 2012

Imagine a dance studio where everyone can feel comfortable, where dancers could be included no matter what their special needs are. This is the environment that Robin Bishop and Christine Dwyer created when they founded Danceability, a nonprofit dance and movement program for children and adults with special needs. The program seeks to improve...

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Cheektowaga Bee - November 2011

Cheektowaga Bee
November 2011

In a modest studio in Cheektowaga, four women and a volunteer staff teach childen and adults with special needs the art of dancing. Danceability, Inc., funded totally through donations and tuition, has more than 100 students ranging in age from 3 to 60-something. The students are grouped in classes according to age, range of movement and experience...

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Buffalo Magazine - February 2011

Buffalo Magazine
February 2011

In a modest studio in Cheektowaga, four women and a volunteer staff teach childen and adults with special needs the art of dancing. Danceability, Inc., funded totally through donations and tuition, has more than 100 students ranging in age from 3 to 60-something. The students are grouped in classes according to age, range of movement and experience...

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Buffalo Spree
December 2009

"It's my fun time," says dance instructor Christine Dwyer. "I Truly enjoy it." Kiatkowski is talking about her innovative dance school, Danceability a project she started in 2007 along with co-founder Robin Bishop. Performers themselves, the friends searched for a way to combine their two passions dance and working with special needs children...

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ECOD Newsletter - July 2009

ECOD Newsletter
July 2009

Danceability is a nonprofit dance and movement program that teaches children and adults with special needs the fundamentals of dance. It also provides resources and support in a comfortable environment for their families and staff. Danceability was officialy established in July, 2007 by Robin Bishop and Christine Dwyer...

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ECOD Newsletter - July 2009

ECOD Newsletter 2
July 2009

At the end of the season, Danceability invites students to participate in the annual performance. Dances are choreographed and costumes are designed and selected for those students who desire to perform. Besides an entertaining experience, dancers show an increased sense of self esteem as they achieve something few people would ever consider...

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West Seneca Bee 2007

West Seneca Bee
October 2007

The instructors at Danceability believe that dancing can have a profound impact on a person's life. Startin a dance program for childen and adults with disabilities was a longtime goal of Robin Bishop, a 1997 West Seneca East graduate who opened Danceability in September at 3859 Union Road in the George Urban Plaza, Cheektowaga, New York...

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