Thu, Sep 10|
All Abilities Chair Tap
Dance for All Bodies invites you to take our first ever Chair Tap class with Mindy Kim!
Time & Location
Sep 10, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
About the event
We invite you to take a Chair Tap class with Mindy Kim! In this class, participants will learn tap steps, such as the shuffle, toe-heel, brushes, basic rhythms, and a short choreography. This class includes instructions for the legs and the upper body, so you can choose which set of instructions works best for you. This class is great for chair users, especially those who can move their lower limbs, but standing dancers and upper body focused dancers are welcome. You don't need tap shoes and you don't need to be able to reach the floor --- all you need is a willingness to learn and have fun. Please contact Dance for All Bodies if you have any access questions or requests.
Click here to find more details about the terminology that will be used in the class.
Click here to find out more details about the lesson plan.
Click here to learn more about the choreography.
Have more questions? Check out Mindy Kim's Chair Tap FAQs!
First Time Taking a Class with Dance for All Bodies? Please take 3 minutes to fill out these two forms linked below:
If it is your first time taking a Zoom dance class with Dance for All Bodies, we have some tips for using Zoom that can be found here.
Accessibility: Please let us know if you have any access needs we should be aware of when you register for the class.
Currently we have Closed Captions (CC) for our classes but we are working on getting an ASL interpeter for our classes. If this is something you need, please make sure to indicate it, so we can make sure to support you.
Zoom Link: In your confirmation email, you will receive a Zoom Link, Meeting ID and passcode.
You will also receive a reminder email with the same information, 1 hour before the event.
Closed Captions - We now have Closed Captions (CC) on Zoom! You can either follow along the directions as CC or as a transcript.
View class directions- We now have class directions in English, Spanish or French.
¿Habla español? También puede ver las instrucciones del maestro de baile en español. Antes de la clase, inicie sesión en Streamer.center con el nombre de usuario: DfABGuest.Spanish y la contraseña: Dfabspanish. Haga clic en la Habitación Privada y ahora puede ver las direcciones en español. Vea este video para una demostración.
Est-ce que tu parles Français? Vous pouvez également consulter les instructions du professeur de danse en espagnol. Avant le cours, connectez-vous à Streamer.center avec le nom d'utilisateur: DfABGuest.French et le mot de passe: Dfabfrench. Cliquez sur la salle privée et vous pouvez maintenant voir les directions en espagnol. Regardez cette vidéo pour une démonstration.
Want to view the class directions as a transcript? You can view the instructor's directions as a live transcript during the class if you go to Streamer.center. Log in with the username: DfABGuest.English and the password: Dfabenglish. Once logged in, click on the private room. Now you will be able to view the live descriptions as a transcript.
Cost: We have a suggested donation of $5-15. Your donations directly go towards paying our instructors and allows us to offer these dance classes available for all abilities! If you are not able to donate at this time, we still hope to see you there! Just make sure to select "Free" when you register.
More information about instructor; Mindy Kim began dancing at 3 years old in her hometown of Redlands California. She immediately loved the art of and has been dancing ever since. In her first ever dance class “Introduction to Ballet and Tap” she fell in love with Tap. While running her successful dance company in Texas she was diagnosed with Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy. It was a career ending diagnosis as Myotonic Dystrophy is degenerative and over time you lose more and more muscle tone throughout her body. Devastated with this news and her new title as disabled Mindy took it upon herself to find a new way to dance, it was then she began Chair tap. Mindy has been teaching a variety of dance styles to a variety of students for over 20 years now and loves Chair Tap the most. Currently she lives in North Carolina where she teaches Chair One Fitness to differently abled people in her community. She hopes to continue to share Chair Tap with many more people and spread Adaptive Dance, and an appreciation there-in, to all people who might have questioned their danceability.
Your donation of $5 dollars will go directly towards paying our instructors for their time. You help us make a difference by allowing us to organize more classes! Don't forget to invite your friends, family and community to join us.
Price: $10 - Your donation of $10 dollars will go directly towards paying our instructors for their time. You help us make a difference by allowing us to organize more classes. Thank you!
Your donation of $15 dollars will go directly towards paying our instructors for their time. You help us make a difference by allowing us to organize more classes! Thank you so much for believing in us.
If you are not able to donate at this time, that is okay! If you enjoy dancing with us, you can help us by bringing your family, friends and community members to these classes.