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RISE Open Day – Sat 7 Sept!

RISE Open Day 7 Sept

RISE Open Day

(Richmond upon Thames Inclusive Sport and Exercise)

Come and try a range of inclusive and disability-specific sports and exercise activities. There will be Wheelchair Rugby, Football, Multi-sports, Dance, Yoga and more.

Event Details

Date: Sat 7 Sept Time: 11 am to 4 pm  Cost: Free
Venue: Hampton Sports and Fitness Centre, Hampton High, Hanworth Road, TW12 3HB
Contact: Lizzy Roberts Call  020 8831 6134 or email rise@richmond.gov.uk
Transport information
Buses: 111 and R70 stop on Hanworth Road outside the Sports Centre
Trains: The nearest station is Hampton
Parking: There are car and cycle parking on site.

The timetable of the day will be available on the website www.richmond.gov.uk/RISE before the event.

For more details please contact Lizzy Roberts, Sports Development Officer.
020 8831 6134 or email rise@richmond.gov.uk

The RISE event is open to individuals or all ages and ability levels. If individuals have specific support needs, we ask that they attend with a carer/PA. If a participant is under 16 then a parent/carer needs to remain onsite.

 

 

RISE Open Day 7 Sept

RISE Open Day 7 Sept
Venue:
Hampton Sports and Fitness Centre, Hampton High, Hanworth Road, Hampton ,TW12 3HB
Time:
11.00 am - 4.00 pm
Phone:
020 8831 6134
Date:
07th September 2019
Cost:
Free


RISE Open Day

(Richmond upon Thames Inclusive Sport and Exercise)

Come and try a range of inclusive and disability-specific sports and exercise activities. There will be Wheelchair Rugby, Football, Multi-sports, Dance, Yoga and more.

Event Details

Date: Sat 7 Sept Time: 11 am to 4 pm  Cost: Free
Venue: Hampton Sports and Fitness Centre, Hampton High, Hanworth Road, TW12 3HB
Contact: Lizzy Roberts Call  020 8831 6134 or email rise@richmond.gov.uk
Transport information
Buses: 111 and R70 stop on Hanworth Road outside the Sports Centre
Trains: The nearest station is Hampton
Parking: There are car and cycle parking on site.

The timetable of the day will be available on the website www.richmond.gov.uk/RISE before the event.

For more details please contact Lizzy Roberts, Sports Development Officer.
020 8831 6134 or email rise@richmond.gov.uk

The RISE event is open to individuals or all ages and ability levels. If individuals have specific support needs, we ask that they attend with a carer/PA. If a participant is under 16 then a parent/carer needs to remain onsite.

 

 

Dance: Monday Moves!

Monday Moves the Royal Opera House's Dance class for blind & partially sighted people
Venue:
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD
Time:
6.30 pm - 8.00 pm
Phone:
020 7212 9410
Date:
09th September 2019
Cost:
Confirm with Contact


What’s it like to take a ballet class when you’re blind?

The Royal Opera House’s weekly class for blind and partially sighted people debunks the myth that ballet is a solely visual art form.

Attendance is strictly limited so please call 020 7212 9410 or email learning@roh.org.ukfor more information.

For over 25 years, the Royal Opera House’s Monday Moves project has been challenging that very presumption of the art form’s visual nature, with weekly ballet classes specifically for adults with sight impairment.

‘It was an experiment to see if visually impaired people could do ballet,’ explains Maggie, one of the founding members of Monday Moves.

Many of the participants had tried other dance classes in the past, but found them difficult to follow as they couldn’t see what the teacher was doing. At Monday Moves participants have a shared movement language in the form of ballet’s French terminology, enabling faster and more accurate responses to vocal instruction.

Monday Moves classes also take place in a large, familiar studio, encouraging participants to be unrestrained in their movement. ‘It’s so wonderful to be able to prance across a really long studio and know there is nothing in the way,’ says Maggie. ‘Your body feels better, and your mind feels better for having done things you didn’t think you could do.’

Enrolment for the next term of Monday Moves is now open.

Classes will run on the following dates:

  • Mon 9 Sep (6:30 – 8:00pm)
  • Mon 16 Sep (6:30 – 8:00pm)
  • Mon 23 Sep (6:30 – 8:00pm)
  • Mon 30 Sep (6:30 – 8:00pm)
  • Mon 7 Oct (6:30 – 8:00pm)
  • Mon 14 Oct (6:30 – 8:00pm)

(6 weeks)

Attendance is strictly limited so please call

Contact: 020 7212 9410 or email learning@roh.org.uk for more information.

Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD

David Pickering will be leading this block of classes and will take Manon as the rep theme: Kenneth MacMillan’s telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love, set to music by Massenet:

https://www.roh.org.uk/productions/manon-by-kenneth-macmillan

If you would like to sign-up for the Autumn block of classes please email me to confirm your attendance. There is limited availability and all places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. We do ask that all participants commit to the majority of the specified sessions, if there are any sessions that you will be unable to attend please let me know and I will make a note of this on the register.

Martha Fish
Ballet Learning and Participation Officer

Learning and Participation
Royal Opera House
Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD
Telephone: +442072129688
Website: www.roh.org.uk

Listen to the full audio feature produced by RNIB Connect Radio, Europe’s first radio station for blind and partially-sighted listeners.

Monday Moves classes take place weekly from 6.30-8pm. For more information about joining, call Niesha Holder on 0207 212 9410 or email Niesha.Holder@roh.org.uk

Monday Moves is generously supported by the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Charitable Foundation.

 

ROH Dance: Monday Moves!

Monday Moves the Royal Opera House's Dance class for blind & partially sighted people

What’s it like to take a ballet class when you’re blind?

The Royal Opera House’s weekly class for blind and partially sighted people debunks the myth that ballet is a solely visual art form.

Attendance is strictly limited so please call 020 7212 9410 or email learning@roh.org.ukfor more information.

For over 25 years, the Royal Opera House’s Monday Moves project has been challenging that very presumption of the art form’s visual nature, with weekly ballet classes specifically for adults with sight impairment.

‘It was an experiment to see if visually impaired people could do ballet,’ explains Maggie, one of the founding members of Monday Moves.

Many of the participants had tried other dance classes in the past, but found them difficult to follow as they couldn’t see what the teacher was doing. At Monday Moves participants have a shared movement language in the form of ballet’s French terminology, enabling faster and more accurate responses to vocal instruction.

Monday Moves classes also take place in a large, familiar studio, encouraging participants to be unrestrained in their movement. ‘It’s so wonderful to be able to prance across a really long studio and know there is nothing in the way,’ says Maggie. ‘Your body feels better, and your mind feels better for having done things you didn’t think you could do.’

Enrolment for the next term of Monday Moves is now open.

Classes will run on the following dates:

  • Mon 9 Sep (6:30 – 8:00pm)
  • Mon 16 Sep (6:30 – 8:00pm)
  • Mon 23 Sep (6:30 – 8:00pm)
  • Mon 30 Sep (6:30 – 8:00pm)
  • Mon 7 Oct (6:30 – 8:00pm)
  • Mon 14 Oct (6:30 – 8:00pm)

(6 weeks)

Attendance is strictly limited so please call

Contact: 020 7212 9410 or email learning@roh.org.ukfor more information.

Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD

David Pickering will be leading this block of classes and will take Manon as the rep theme: Kenneth MacMillan’s telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love, set to music by Massenet:

https://www.roh.org.uk/productions/manon-by-kenneth-macmillan

If you would like to sign-up for the Autumn block of classes please email me to confirm your attendance. There is limited availability and all places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. We do ask that all participants commit to the majority of the specified sessions, if there are any sessions that you will be unable to attend please let me know and I will make a note of this on the register.

Martha Fish
Ballet Learning and Participation Officer

Learning and Participation
Royal Opera House
Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD
Telephone: +442072129688
Website: www.roh.org.uk

Listen to the full audio feature produced by RNIB Connect Radio, Europe’s first radio station for blind and partially-sighted listeners.

Monday Moves classes take place weekly from 6.30-8pm. For more information about joining, call Niesha Holder on 0207 212 9410 or email Niesha.Holder@roh.org.uk

Monday Moves is generously supported by the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Charitable Foundation.

 

A white Cane & a Glass of Fizz

Fiona Musgrove attending the One Dance UK Awards

Fiona Musgrove shares her experience of attending the One Dance UK Awards

Balancing a White Cane and a Glass of Fizz…

original article from www.onedanceuk.org

The moment Step Change Studios was announced as the winner of the One Dance UK Innovation Award my whole body tingled with excitement. My mind flashed back to our weekly adventures through the throngs of tourists early each Saturday morning swishing our canes on a mission to make our dance class.

Hooked on Dance

Step Change Studios was founded by Rashmi Becker to provide opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people to dance. For the past six months I have been attending the ballroom programme for people with sight loss. I first met Rashmi when I was reporting for a radio station on her very first project: a ‘Strictly’ inspired dance event for people with a learning disability.  From that point I was hooked and wanted to learn too, so when I heard about her new ballroom dance programme with London Vision I quickly signed up.

Boosting Skills and Confidence
The dance programme means so much to me. I have made friends, learned to navigate a crowded dance floor, developed dance skills I never had, and even taken my first ballroom dance exam. This lovely lady had done this for us. As I travel on the London Underground, something I had previously been nervous to do until the draw of dance boosted my confidence, many of the TfL staff ask me how my ballroom dancing is going. They even ask me to demonstrate to the amusement of startled passengers. It breaks the stereotype of a blind person – ‘wow they can dance’, and Step Change Studios made it happen.

Just as I had watched my dance friends walk forward one-by-one to collect their exam certificates and medals and the end of our dance term, I experienced the same pride when Rashmi stepped forward to receive the One Dance Award. As a radio presenter, I have attended various events but nothing as glamorous and exciting as the One Dance UK Awards. Here the stardust and glitter sparkled around the audience which included leading talent from dance, education, health, and media.

Celebrating Talent

Balancing a glass of fizz in one hand and my white cane in the other I managed to have a quick word with One Dance UK Head of Industry and Artist Support, Helen Laws about the purpose of the awards. She said:  ‘We wanted to create awards that recognise all the different types of people that work in dance to create the vibrant sector that it is’.

The importance of dance being accessible to everyone and the breadth of talent in the sector was also emphasised by One Dance UK CEO Andrew Hurst, both on stage and when he congratulated us personally.

What was striking about Step Change Studios receiving the Innovation in Dance Award is that it recognised its ‘groundbreaking and cutting-edge approach to dance’ in a mainstream category. This gives me encouragement that ‘inclusive’ practice is starting to be understood as central to excellence in dance.

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