Get to Know Dance Wyoming
Dance Wyoming has become a place for people of all ages to learn and enjoy the performing arts, martial arts and exercise classes, as well as serving as a resource for the community where people can celebrate birthdays, baby showers or other events.
Dance Wyoming was established in 2001 by Joe and Linda
Fabian. Joe and Linda started their competitive dance career
in 1996 and enjoyed competing at venues all over the
United States and Canada.They held several World
Champion titles and retired from the competitive dance world
in 2011 after reaching the UCWDC Master Crown Division.
After retiring from dance, they both continued to work on the
circuit...Joe as a judge and Linda as a Floor Coordinator.
Joe and Linda enjoyed teaching everyone from age three
and up, and something that brought them special joy was
creating a special couple’s wedding dance.
The Fabians have always been very active in the community. Joe served as Wheatland’s mayor, and Linda was the Executive Secretary for the Wyoming Historical Society for many years. They also worked closely with the High School Drama Club in choreographing various musicals and were the founders of “Dancing with the Stars: Platte County Style." This scholarship fundraiser for the Wheatland Kiwanis Club quickly became a signature event for the area and ran for 5 seasons.
Joe’s love for dance, his community, and the Lord continued through his battle with cancer. At the time of his death in July 2018, he was just completing his first term as mayor, a job he held dear to his heart.
Because Joe and Linda built the studio on a firm foundation, Linda and her dance teachers continued to bring their individual and collective dance expertise to the studio. Together they worked hard to keep Dance Wyoming a positive resource for the community.
In October of 2023, sisters Mira Taylor and Summer Whelchel (and
their husbands) purchased Dance Wyoming from Linda, who is retiring
from her vast array of community positions, but still staying active
locally as a beloved member of the town of Wheatland. Mira & Summer
intend to carry on the legacy that Joe & Linda started so long ago, and are
happy to continue providing the Wheatland community with a multitude
of activities at Dance Wyoming.
For many years, Joe and Linda honored the Dance Wyoming high school graduating seniors with a scholarship. In 2018, the Dance Wyoming teachers created an official Joe Fabian Memorial Dance Scholarship, to continue to honor these graduating seniors. These students have gone on to major in all aspects of the performing arts. You can help us continue the tradition by donating to the Scholarship fund, or simply by coming and joining us on the dance floor! Donations to the scholarship are welcome and can be sent to Platte Valley Bank, 200 16th St, Wheatland, WY, 82201.