How We Roll
Non-Ambulatory Dance Classes offered at most BASAC locations!
Whether you want to Dance with the Stars or just have fun, make adaptive dance your #1 resolution for 2011!
Adaptive dance is a leisure pursuit that one with any level of SCI can participate in – individually,on their own– or as part of a group, with their partner/spouse or with a family member and friends.
BASAC's non-ambulatory dance program "How We Roll" offers many opportunities for those who wish to learn to dance either socially or for an annual performance.
The physical benefits of wheelchair dancing improve and enhance wheelchair users' physical balance, range of motion, flexibility, and respiratory control. Wheelchair dancers have reported feeling more confident and "able-bodied", some have even reported needing less physical therapy, due to the exercise they get during practice.
Non-ambulatory dance instruction includes the following:
Different style of Classes
with the same underlying intention of other yoga practices. Yoga's intention is to utilize breath awareness to unite the physical, emotional and mental body while bringing balance and peace to an individual's life. WHOGA® is wheelchair yoga specifically designed to enhance movement for the chair bound or physically limited individual. WHOGA® is designed to bring about personal peace and harmony. Movements or postures are modified to encourage participation at all levels. WHOGA® increases body and self awareness. Breathing techniques are taught in order to promote healing and overall well being.
You will learn to perform easy dance moves such as forward and back shimmies, belly rolls, exotic hand movements and much more! Belly dancing is the perfect exercise to feel good, have fun, and express a sensual side of your-self. Bellydancing is an effective alternative to conventional exercise if you have never exercised, cannot stand for a prolonged amount of time or are just returning to a fitness routine.
fitness event is designed for individuals who are wheelchair users. It is just as exciting as traditional Zumba with a new spicy lower impact, easy to follow, Latin-inspired dance routine , that keeps you in the groove!!
Non-Ambulatory Dance Benefits
From a therapeutic recreation perspective, benefits can include:
• A leisure pursuit one with any level of SCI could participate in – individually, on their own – as part of a group, with their partner/spouse or with family member or friends
• Enhanced or Improved quality of life
• Promote community integration
• Increase life and leisure satisfaction
• Elevate emotional well being
• Fun, enjoyment
• Increase strength and endurance
• Return to previously loved leisure pursuit
• Promotes health and wellness – physical activity – physical exercise improves mobility, decreases physical dependency (on others), improves social integration; it can improve health physiologically, emotionally
• Promotes opportunities for social interaction thereby decreasing social isolation
• “A lack of physical fitness for specific tasks can be a serious obstacle to autonomy following SCI…Quality of life is closely associated with independent living and, increasingly, it is a key outcome when measuring the success of rehabilitation.”
L. Noreau, RJ Shephard Dept. of Physiotherapy, Laval University, Quebec, Canada. Sports Med. 1995