Dale Disharoon (also known as Dale DeSharone) was a programmer who created the Below the Root video game. He also worked on many other video games including Darkened Skye, The Scoop, Alice in Wonderland and Legend of Zelda.
DeSharone was one of the instigators of Dance Friday, a Cambridge, Massachusetts community gathering in which participants were invited to "dance barefoot, however you like, with or without a partner, to all kinds of music, in a smoke- and alcohol-free space. We are a volunteer-run, consensus-governed, non-profit dance organization".
Dale DeSharone died of leukemia February 5, 2008. He was 51 years old.