The Dancing Wheels Company

Congratulations to The Dancing Wheel Company and School. They received a significant award from The Bubel/Aiken Foundation to help fulfill their mission of creating communities where all children can learn, live and play together. The Dancing Wheels Company was one of over 100 applicants selected this year to promote the Foundation’s mission of inclusion.

Photo by Dale Dong

Photo by Dale Dong

Dancing Wheels is the nation’s premier modern dance company that integrates professional stand-up and sit-down (wheelchair) dancers.

The Company has long been recognized for its award winning, fully integrated in school assembly and residency programs across the nation. Through their artistic approach, the Company dispels myths about disabilities and creates entertaining and valuable messages to thousands of children with and without disabilities.

Photo by Dale Dong

Photo by Dale Dong

The Bubel/Aiken Foundation was established in 2003 by Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel to promote the full inclusion of children with special needs into the mainstream of society.

For more information on The Dancing Wheels Company, you can visit their site at

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  1. I am so proud of Clay and the BAF for making such a difference in the lives of so many! I have never heard of The Dancing Wheel Company, but my daughter took dance for 14 yrs. and she would love to hear about this! I am going to send her the link to the story! Congrats to everyone involved!!!

  2. An excellent example of how the Bubel Aiken Foundation and Clay Aiken continue to make a difference very quietly.

  3. How wonderful! As a society we are bridging the gap and working toward full inclusion.

    Bravo to The Dancing Wheel Company for their efforts (and I am in love with that second picture) and The Bubel/Aiken Foundation.

  4. How wonderful to see this. I hope to see the day when society as a whole sees we as people have much to offer each other in all areas and capacities no matter our differences.

  5. This is a perfect example of the mission of the BAF. Kids performing together with so much to offer each other.

  6. I would love to see one of their performances.
    Thanks for posting some of their photos.
    That is wonderful that they received a grant from the BAF to help them continue their dreams.

  7. What a wonderful way to help kids acheive their potential. I’m so glad that organisations like these exist!

  8. I love the different ways that the Bubel Aiken Foundation is making a difference. It sure does touch a lot of lives throughout the country, what wonderful organization.

  9. TBAF and The Dancing Wheels Company are a wonderful pairing . Thanks for spotlighting this recent mission for inclusion .

  10. Isn’t this wonderful…I mean really… Inclusion is a beautiful thing…..way to go BAF…and thank you Clay for making a difference in this world…… You are certainly a treasure…


  11. The arts and participating in them is so important and I am so pleased that the BAF picked The Dancing Company to provide a grant to. I would love to see a performance also. They are both very worthwhile organizations changing lives for the better. What a wonderful thing that is.

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