H’art Centre will host an afternoon of adapted dance workshops on April 9th in THE BOX, 237 Wellington Street in Kingston.
Beginning at noon, participants can learn integrated warm up techniques, take part in creativity exercises, and enjoy demonstrations led by Menka Nagrani, the founder and choreographer of Montreal’s Les Productions des Pieds des Mains, and one of her celebrated dancers. Participants can also create a short, integrated dance piece based on their work in the workshop.
Then, at 3 p.m., participants will learn up to five seated dances demonstrated by Jackie Mills, founder of Sit ‘N’ Dance. In this presentation, participants will learn seated dances in jazz, ballroom, folk, and swing styles as well as get ideas for creating seated dance moves and methods for adapting moves for people with special needs or mobility issues.
Each workshop is roughly two hours in length. Comfortable clothes and soft shoes are recommended. No previous dance experience needed.
These workshops are highly recommended for dance educators, artist educators, educators, social service workers, and post secondary students with interest in rehabilitation, physical therapy, education, nursing, and more.
The workshops are part of H’art Centre’s 2016 Able Artists program, an ongoing series of workshops that aim to share the value of the arts to people with disabilities.
There are only 25 spaces available. Advance registration is required. Call 613-545-1392 or email us. You can also register online! The workshop is free thanks to the support of the City of Kingston Arts Fund and the Anna & Edward Churchill Foundation.