Friday, January 11, 2019, 1:30-2:30pm
Nanaimo Association for Community Living
Special thanks to The Hamber Foundation for their generous support of the program.
Crimson Coast Dance pilots monthly Dance Jams for Mixed-Ability adults in Nanaimo!
[Nanaimo, BC, December 17th, 2018] Crimson Coast Dance (CCDS) is proud to partner with Nanaimo Association for Community Living (NACL) to provide monthly movement practice opportunities for mixed-ability adults in the Mid-Island region. In fulfillment of their mission to offer creative, recreational, and physical activities for the regional community interested in dance — CCDS’s 2018/19 Season also features renewed initiatives for improved inclusivity within the organization’s annual programming. By transforming existing monthly Dance Jams into fully accessible workshops for adults of all abilities, CCDS aims to share the joyous benefits of dance with every-body of every-ability in their community!
“As a theatre, dance and movement practitioner, who has worked with all ages and all abilities flor over 40 years, I am honoured and privileged to be a part of an organization who has brought such community enrichment to fruition”. — Lynda Adams, CCDS President.
On December 7th, 2018, the first Mixed Ability Dance Jam brought Victoria based specialist practitioner, Melissa Flagg, together with all-ability participants at the Actions Day Program in NACL’s downtown Nanaimo location. The hour long adaptive dance workshop incorporated versatile movement exercises designed to promote joy and inclusion, foster community connections, and encourage a sense of 'being at home' in your own body.
“Most of the classes I facilitate are drawn from Movement Therapy principles, and some Somatic Release work; but I like to mix it up, and create my classes based on who I am holding space for.” — Melissa Flagg, Community Dance Facilitator.