Turnstone to offer adaptive ballroom classes

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — A Fort Wayne-based nonprofit that provides programming for people with disabilities is adding to its offerings. Turnstone says it will begin offering adaptive ballroom dance classes beginning next month.

Turnstone is partnering with Massachusetts-based Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which has a location in Fort Wayne, to offer the program. The classes will be taught by local dance professionals Dylan Wolf and Carmen Schlatter.  

Turnstone says it will ring in the new offering with a special event featuring award-winning wheelchair dancer and Paralympian Cheryl Angelelli and her professional partner, Tamerlan Gadirov. The pair will teach the first class January 11 and also give a special performance.

The adaptive ballroom dance lessons will be open to individuals age 14 years and older. Turnstone says participants may bring their own partner or will be paired with a dance partner upon arrival to the class.