Free dance classes for the disabled
17 Feb 2021
The Wentworth Arts and Culture Organisation hosts Dance Movement, a project which offers hip hop and contemporary dance classes to people living disabilities.
The class welcomes people who are wheelchair users to join the weekly lessons, which kicked off on 16 February.
Dance Movement artistic director Jarryd Watson said they have been running their special needs, disabled training and development lessons since 2016.
“The programme was created to include people with disabilities, to get them involved in the arts and to start careers as well as to empower them through the arts. This includes training in arts and culture administration and management skills and performing arts for the stage,” he said.
“Arts disability is growing in this country and because dance and arts is universal, I created this inclusive programme for people with disabilities to express themselves through the arts,” added Watson.
Nelisiwe Sibiya has been dancing with Dance Movement since 2018. Her dance career includes performances at the Playhouse theatre and the Durban Dance Movement festival.
“Currently she is performing in Dance Movement’s online show Dance Virtualosity where you see her perform,” said Watson.
Dance Movement is led and administered by the Wentworth Arts and Culture Organisation and funded by the National Arts Council Dance Movement.
You can also view the classes on the Wentworth Arts and Culture Organisation YouTube channel.
All Covid-19 protocols will be observed at the class. For more information, call Watson on 082 683 9665.
Source: Northglen News