They’re on a roll! Meet the wheelchair dance troupe inspiring women and girls around the world

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The Rollettes (from left) are Maria Rabaino, Edna Serrano, Chelsie Hill, Steph Aiello, Samantha Lopez and Conner Lundius. (Photo: Instagram/@ chelsiehill)
The Rollettes (from left) are Maria Rabaino, Edna Serrano, Chelsie Hill, Steph Aiello, Samantha Lopez and Conner Lundius. (Photo: Instagram/@ chelsiehill)

A look of sheer joy sweeps across their faces when the music comes on. As the tempo picks up, they sway their upper bodies and bop their heads to the beat.

The dance has begun – but there’s something special about the dancers in this Instagram video, which has become something of a viral sensation: they’re all in wheelchairs. And as the song gains momentum so do they, rolling their wheels from side to side in time to the music.

Meet the Rollettes, a dynamic troupe of American dancers on a mission to empower women with disabilities through their art.

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