All Abilities Dance Group

On Monday mornings there is an inclusive dance group in collaboration with a local non-profit organization. The group is open to the community, and no prior dance experience is needed!

Time and location:

Monday mornings 10:45am-11:45am
at the Garth Homer Auditorium (813 Darwin Avenue)
in Xwsepsum and Lkwungen homelands.

2020 dates:

Introduction to Site-Specific Dance, March- June:  March 2, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 20, 27; May 11, 25; June 1, 8, 15. (*no sessions March 9, April 13, May 4, May 18.)

Description:
The feet of nine adult dancers are in a circle. They are wearing a variety of sizes and types of casual shoes, boots, socks with a cloud pattern, and running shoes. 5 people have just one shoe visible pointing to the middle, and 3 people have both their feet resting on the foot rests of their wheelchairs.
Circle of feet by the Wellspring Dancers.

An inclusive dance group, bringing together participants who are interested in teamwork, moving creatively, and respecting each other’s boundaries.

From March-June the group will delve into different approaches for creating dance, and make a simple site-specific dance together. We will reflect on colonialism, acknowledging place and creating art in Indigenous homelands. Based on suggestions from community members, the group will decide on an accessible location for sharing a dance piece in June, either indoors or outdoors. Some Mondays will be rehearsals at the performance site (there will be advance notice for rehearsals at the site. Or the group might choose a location very close by).

The group is facilitated by Joanne, who works full-time facilitating dance groups with people with diverse ways of moving, perceiving and interacting.

Thank-you to Garth Homer Society and Made in BC – Dance on Tour for supporting this dance group!

Cost: 

It is sliding scale $0-$10 per class (pay-what-you-can-afford).

For participants who can afford it, the regular fee is $100 for 12 sessions.

To register:

If you would like to be part of the group, please fill in the registration form, register in person on March 2nd, or be in touch with Joanne.