On Television

USF Dance instructor Merry Lynn Morris dances with Jessica Hendricks, who sits in Morris' invention, the Rolling Dance Chair.
Rolling Dance Chair
It’s a high-tech device getting national attention—and it’s not the invention of an engineer, but of a dancer! University Beat on WUSF TV introduces you to USF instructor Merry Lynn Morris and her Rolling Dance Chair, which lets people with disabilities dance.

On the Radio

The latest model of the "Rolling Dance Chair"
Rolling Dance Chair

There’s a freedom that comes with dancing and the ability to express yourself through movement.

People with physical disabilities who can’t experience that freedom might soon find an answer thanks to an invention from a USF Dance instructor. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 introduces you to Merry Lynn Morris, and tells you the story of how her own experiences led her to create a ‘dancing wheelchair.'

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

For more information

Merry Lynn Morris
Instructor/Adviser, USF School of Theatre & Dance
mmorris3@usf.edu 813-974-1739
Rolling Dance Chair website



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