Our Mission Statement

“To provide children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities opportunities to dance regardless of abilities or financial situation.”


Crusade, Miracle dancer is first in company to sign pro contract

April 29, 2014 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — The dance troop people have watched grow up on the WHAS Crusade for Children is celebrating a major first Tuesday afternoon.  One member of the Miracle Dancers has become the first to sign a profession dance contract and her story is inspiring.  Kristen Knabel returned to the Miracle Dancers studio amid cheers and applause. Everyone is celebrating Knabel’s successful audition and acceptance by the Cleveland, Ohio professional dance company, Dancing Wheels.  Continue Reading…

Formed in 1992, the Miracle Dancers started with 3 students and have grown to nearly 50 dancers. They have touched the heart of all those who have had the pleasure of watching them dance. The Miracle Dancers are students with many types of special needs. The group is the featured highlight on the WHAS Crusade for Children.  They have performed on the Morning Show, the Jefferson County Public Schools “Back To School Kickoff”, the NSBC (National Spina Bifida  Conference), for Governor Ernie Fletcher’s KY Employee Charitable Campaign, the Miss Wheelchair KY Pageant and recently for the National Conference of Physicians for Spinal Cord Injury Research. Diane Chambers, her staff and the Miracle Dancers were featured in the April 2008 and May 2009 issue of Dance Teacher Magazine.

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logo-WHAS-Crusade-for-ChildrenThe Miracle Dancer Scholarship Foundation has recieved a grant for tuition in the amount of $4,000 from the WHAS Crusade for Children.  We are extremely thankful for this generous gift and opportunity to continue to our work with special-needs students.



A Legacy of Miracles

“Being a part of the Miracle Dancers means my son has opportunities he never would have anywhere else. Through dance he has gained endurance, confidence and a love for the arts. I am more than grateful to Diane Moore Dance Academy for realizing the potential in our children.” Rebekah Petrando Parent of Will, Age 9 Jr. Miracle Dancer since 2010 

 “Miracle Dancers allows me to show people that I can do something normal like everyone else.” Heather Stengel, Age 23 Sr. Miracle Dancer since 1996

“I can honestly say that the Miracle Dancers have greatly altered the way I look at the world. They’re a great group of kids. No matter what they’re going through, they always come in with a smile on their face and are so dedicated to dance and that alone is a great feat for any person. They have surely touched my heart and changed the way I live my life.” Sarah Stout, Age 16 Miracle Dancer Helper since 2008

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