Travel Through Dance: Chair Tap
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About the Event
Chair Tap will be incorporating a more intentional focus on upper body movements in upcoming classes! If available to you, consider bringing a wooden cutting board (or some sturdy wood) and metal spoons (or any utensil) to the class for the ultimate hand tap experience!
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.
Want to make your own hand tap gloves? Follow Mindy Kim's tutorial here!
Have more questions? Check out Mindy Kim's Chair Tap FAQs!
Click here to find more details about the terminology that will be used in the class.
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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.
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.
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