Designed to introduce wheelchair users to the world of dance, seated dance classes put able-bodied dances and dances with disabilities on an even dance floor.
Many individuals who use equipment for daily mobility are actually limited by that same equipment when it comes to participating in sports, dance, or other physical activity. Often, these individuals are not given the same opportunity to participate or must adapt their ability to the activity. Get Set 4 All now offers classes in this discipline.
So what is seated dance?
Seated dance classes offer participants the same ability to learn and enhance the same movements as able-bodied dances from the waist – up. So even though seated dancer’s feet may never leave the ground, they are expressing all the same emotions and upper-body movements as traditional dancers. Seated dance is also sometimes known as chair dance and can not only provide emotional and creative benefits, but also provide healthy physical benefits like improved range of motion, muscle tone, and flexibility. Seated dance is a great low-impact alternative to exercise for individuals facing mobility impairments and classes are becoming more widely available in all dance genres from ballet to modern and jazz styles.
Information Courtesy of Rolling Without Limits