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 Post subject: Dance Education for those not ordinarily considered as
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2001 7:36 am 
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Here is an article about bringing dance to those not ordinarily considered ....but certainly should be.

LEAP STUDENT BRINGS DANCE TO DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED STUDENTS

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Corinne Jonas will retire this summer from her 16-year career as an accomplished ballet dancer. But don't think she's slowing down: Jonas, 33, is moving on from her talented performance career to another feat: a college degree. And she is preparing herself for a second career in developing dance programs for public schools.
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There was also a discussion along these lines some time ago in The Studio and here is the link:

[url=http://forum.criticaldance.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=7&t=000226]
THE SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENT[/url]

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 Post subject: Re: Dance Education for those not ordinarily considered as
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2001 12:51 pm 
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This is a sadly neglected group, in my opinion. My involvement with this population happened quite by accident, as you can read in the thread provided in the above post.<P>There were a lot of interesting subsequent posts made by teachers involved in teaching various groups of challenged students. The overwhelming consensus of the teachers was how enjoyable and worthwhile the experience was. <P>There is a book out - I wish I could remember the exact title showing a dance class done by students in wheelchairs. I only got to look at the pictures - I didn't get to read the book. What a wonderful idea - nothing is impossible if a teacher can be found who is willing.


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 Post subject: Re: Dance Education for those not ordinarily considered as
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I know a couple of teachers who just love their disabled students. There is indeed a special and rewarding bond that develops between the teacher and his/her students.<P>The programming and development of dance programs for such students and for public schools is a monumental feat. There are so many obstacles, such as funding, prejudices and plain lack of interest.<p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited March 22, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Dance Education for those not ordinarily considered as
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2001 7:44 pm 
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You are very right Azlan - if one reads the thread that I linked in above - "The Special Needs Student" - that is the overriding theme of what everyone posted - what a very special experience it was for both teacher and student.


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