This 9-hour introductory workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the principles and practices of the Dancing Wheels teacher training method. It offers insights into the world of physically integrated dance history, terminology, wheelchair configuration, and accessibility. Participants will have an opportunity for hands-on experience in wheelchair maneuverability relating to dance and movement translation.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Appreciate and describe the historical, social, cultural, and artistic context of physically integrated dance.
- Use current/appropriate physically integrated dance terminology and protocols when working in the field.
- Explain the various roles and opportunities available within physically integrated dance.
- Evaluate a dance space for accessibility and make/implement recommendations for improvement.
- Apply knowledge of wheelchair mechanics to safely and artistically operate a wheelchair in a dance environment.
- Explain how movement translation is applied to and benefits individuals with physical disabilities.
- Translate a dance combination for stand-up and sit-down dancers.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of this 9-hour workshop designed for dance students, dance educators, physical education teachers, physical therapists, and dance enthusiasts.