And They Danced!
Friday, May 3: 2:00 - 2:30 pm
Saturday, May 4: 2:00 - 2:30 pm
Sunday, May 5: 1:00 - 1:30 pm
|“Once a Dancer, Always a Dancer!”
These words—the mantra of wheelchair dancer Auti Angel—have not only motivated her to fulfill her own dreams, they have also been an inspiration to the people around her to never give up on their aspirations.
Auti was a dancer before her life altering accident in 1992. And she has been a dancer ever since.
Now, Auti—our new “dancebassador—will give a Wheelchair Dancing Demo and Workshop on all three days of the Expo to show people of all abilities that, no matter when their situations, they too can dance!
“Dance is a state of mind and an attitude,” Angel told one woman in a wheelchair who mistakenly considered herself a former dancer. “Not just a physical motion.”
Following her accident, Angel was determined to create and transform Hip-Hop moves to suit her new ability and embarked on a quest to put together "The World's First Hip-Hop Wheelchair Dance Crew."
Then, in 2003, she founded the Colours~N~Motion Dance Crew. This crew has travelled coast to coast entertaining audiences and motivating them to reach beyond any physical limitations to discover the dancer within. See them in action at a recent Abilities Expo:
Never one to slow her roll, Auti is also a star in the film Musical Chairs, a scintillating romance set against the backdrop of competitive wheelchair ballroom dancing. She is also one of the leading ladies in Push Girls, an inspiring new reality show—coming on the Sundance channel in June—which follows the lives of four charismatic, beautiful women who just happen to be in wheelchairs.
So, don’t miss the chance to meet Auti and learn some hot, hip hop moves at Abilities Expo!
Abilities Expo has so much to offer. Don’t miss complete schedule of Expo workshops and events.
Wheelchair Ballroom Dancing Demonstration
Sunday, May 5, 11:45am - 12:15pm
Nyemchek's Dance Center Presents Roll Call Wheelchair Dance
Music and dance combined bring people of all abilities together, and anything that brings people together is fun, social, and therapeutic. See a demo of wheelchair ballroom dancing and then it's your turn to learn learn some partner dance tips! This social dancing demo is for wheelchair users and non-users alike. Individuals and couples welcome. Wheelchair Dancing crosses the boundaries of age, gender, and physical ability and includes individuals using manual or power chairs with varying levels of ability. Learn more, visit Roll Call Wheelchair Dance on Facebook.
Couple's Roll Call Wheelchair Dance Training Spices Up the First Wedding Dance