Elective Type:: Arts Immersion Playground
Elective Title: Dance & Disability Day
Description: Stretch your inclusive dance teaching practices at this 2-part day of inquiry into increasing accessibility in dance & education.
PART 1 – Guest Workshop with Dr. Pamela Wolfberg & Suzanna Curtis: Autism, Play & Socialization with Peers, 12-3pm, $110
What are the benefits of bringing children with developmental differences together for imaginative & creative play? How can we as educators create an environment that is supportive & inclusive for all learners? This workshop introduces the Integrated Play Groups® (IPG) model for guiding children on the autism spectrum to participate with neuro-typical peers in mutually engaging social and imaginary play experiences. Fostering opportunities for socialization and creative expression in the culture of play with peers will be highlighted. Considering that what supports a child with autism supports all children, this workshop is for all educators and teaching artists.
PART 2 – Dance & Disability Discourse & Panel, 3-5pm, free
Each year Luna brings a panel of artists, educators, researchers & activists together to lead a conversation about disability awareness, inclusion practices, accessibility & equity in dance & education. This year’s panel includes Judith Smith from AXIS Dance, Luna’s Deborah Karp, Eric Kupers of Dandelion Dance Theatre, Pamela Wolfberg, Suzanna Curtis & more.
A follow-up Practitioner Exchange discussion is included in this professional development: Dance in Special Education & Inclusion, January 9, 4:30-6pm