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Free Dance Classes for VI People in Ealing

Photo of a Dance Dosti Dancer smiling and holding her arms and hand out on front of her Text says Free Dance Classes for Visually Impaired People in ealing Saturday 2nd October, 2-3pm venue: Southall Sports Centre, Beaconsfield Rd, UB1 1DP
Venue:
Southall Sports Centre, Beaconsfield Rd, UB1 1DP
Time:
2.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Phone:
07462 895461
Date:
02nd October 2021
Cost:
Free


Free Dance Classes for Visually Impaired People in Ealing!

Event Information

Starts Saturday 2nd October, Time:  2-3 pm
Venue:  Southall Sports Centre, Beaconsfield Rd, UB1 1DP

Dance Dosti is a dance programme for visually impaired people. Join our free 12-week programme in Ealing, supported by Everyone Active.

Learn Bollywood, Bhangra, and other styles in a fun, supportive environment. Classes are for all abilities.

To take part, simply register or call: 07462 895461

Dance Dosti is delivered by Step Change Studios in partnership with Metro Blind Sport and supported by Vision Foundation. email: admin@dancedosti.com

 

Seeking Volunteers for the above  12 classes

Photo of a Dance Dosti teacher guiding a participantEaling Volunteers needed for Dance Dosti

This is a 12-week programme for visually impaired people, Dance Dosti is seeking Volunteers for a number of roles, including Supporting People taking Part during Class.

Volunteering with Dance Dosti is a great way to connect with the local community and to help IMprove Opportunities for more people to be active and included

To take part, simply call: 07462 895461 or email: admin@dancedosti.com

 

Dance Dosti also offers Free, online video Classes –  check out below

Dance Dosti is here to support you to take part in regular dance, and to improve your wellbeing while enjoying the experience. Our free sessions are created as short-bursts of activity to help you fit it in around your daily life, when and where you want.

All video and audio sessions are free to the Dance Dosti community once you register for free. You only need to register once to start dancing.

Try a Dance Dosti class

Sign up    for free to start dancing.

You can then access all sessions for free in future by entering your email to log in.
Dance Dosti website: https://www.dancedosti.com

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The Programme

Dance Dosti is based on an 8-week programme. We encourage participants to do two classes a week but you can repeat classes you enjoy, vary the order, and do as many classes as you like. Each session is around 15-minutes.
The Dance Dosti sessions are arranged by language, and choice of standing and seated dance. Our dance content is available in four different languages: English, Gujarati, Hindi, and Bengali. You can choose between video and audio format.

Our Dance Dosti sessions are led by experienced dancers from a South Asian background. The dance sessions are inspired by a fusion of different styles including Bollywood, Latin, Street and Contemporary Dance. Our sessions provide different options for different abilities.

Step Change Studios Founder Rashmi Becker said:

“The idea for Dance Dosti came from seeing the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on people from certain demographics. People from a South Asian background and disabled people have reported greater isolation and inactivity.

As an inclusive dance provider, we know the positive difference dance makes to our quality of life, irrespective of age or ability. It benefits both body and mind.

Our free digital programme is designed as short sessions that can be fitted in to daily life. We want to support people to enjoy learning to dance, to be active at home, and to transition to creative and physical activity outside the home.”

The Dance Dosti project will promote physical activity and use the benefits of dance to bring people together and improve health and wellbeing. The project combines different elements including home and community-based dance, engaging local partners and volunteers to support participation, and providing advice for dance and fitness providers on inclusive practice.

 

Martin Symcox, CEO of Metro Blind Sport said:

“Blind and partially sighted people face barriers in taking part in physical activity and engaging in social activities. I am pleased that this exciting project with Rashmi and her team at Step Change Studios is designed to overcome these barriers and open opportunities up to dance.

Within the visually impaired community there are certain groups who can face a “double disadvantage”.

This programme aims to empower and target at risk communities through a tailored approach, that will enable people to be active by engaging them in spaces and ways they prefer”.

Olivia Curno, Chief Executive of the Vision Foundation, said:

“We couldn’t be more excited about funding this project. While it’s about music, movement and fun, it’s also so much more.

Dance Dosti provides opportunities for an underserved community to engage in an activity to boost both physical and mental health.

Learning from the programme will inform the development of more diverse, inclusive opportunities to be creative and active.”

A series of free community-based programmes will be piloted in five London boroughs from Autumn 2021: Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Newham, and Tower Hamlets. These accessible sessions will be tailored to local communities, supporting blind and partially sighted people to learn to dance and to develop their potential.

Dance Dosti will monitor the impact of dance on a range of measures including mental and physical health, confidence, friendships, increasing independence and learning new skills. Learning from the programme will inform the development of more diverse, inclusive opportunities to be creative and active.

 

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Goalball in London 7 Dec 2021!

Team Photo of the London Elephant Goalball team with GoalballUK coaches and a guide dog
Venue:
The Castle Centre (Near Elephant and Castle Tube Station)
Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Phone:
07894832820
Date:
07th December 2021
Cost:
First session free then £3 a session.


Are you interested in playing Goalball? 

Why not play Goalball with a friendly club in Central London. The London Elephants!  

Anyone is welcome to attend – young or old, male or female, new or experienced. It is a great fun game and very sociable.

 Event Details

Venue: The Castle Leisure Centre,  Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6SQ
Date:
Tuesdays, mostly fortnightly
Time: 
6 pm – 8 pm  *Booking Required*   Please  Call to Confirm
Cost: First session free

Meet and Greet: Closest Tube station Elephant & Castle

Contact:  Londongoalball@outlook.com / 07894832820

Assistance back to the station after the session is also available.

For more information, and to register your interest,
please   Email: londongoalball@outlook.com or call 07894832820

Metro would advise to always phone or email the event contacts, to confirm that there have been no changes to the event time or date to avoid possible disappointment.

 

What is Goalball?

Goalball was originally developed by Hanz Lorenzen (Austria) and Sepp Reindl (Germany) in 1946, as a rehabilitation programme for visually impaired World War II veterans.

Within the next few decades goalball evolved into a competitive sport, and was featured as a demonstration sport at the 1976 Montreal Summer Paralympic Games.  The success of this led to the first goalball world championships being held in Austria in 1978, before it was officially included within the Paralympic movement in the 1980 Summer Games in Arnhem and thereafter.

Goalball is a game played by two teams of three players with a maximum of three substitutions on each team.  It is open to both male and female visually impaired athletes, and sighted players can also play domestically.

The object of the game is to score a goal by bowling the ball along the floor so that it crosses the goal line of the opposing team. The defending team has to prevent the ball going in to their goal by stopping it while remaining in their team area.  They must then try to control the ball and attack by bowling the ball back again thereby trying to score in the other goal.

What makes Goalball unique?

  • All players wear eyeshades so that they are totally blindfolded
  • Goalball is played on an indoor court that is 18m long and 9m wide.
  • The court has tactile markings (string that is taped to the floor), which helps players determine where they are.
  • The ball contains internal bells, which help players locate it during play

 

 

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Goalball in London 23 Nov 2021!

Photo that blends together two London Elephant Goalball team playersfacing each other about to throwing the ball
Venue:
The Castle Centre (Near Elephant and Castle Tube Station)
Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Phone:
07894832820
Date:
23rd November 2021
Cost:
First session free then £3 a session.


Are you interested in playing Goalball? 

Why not play Goalball with a friendly club in Central London. The London Elephants!  

Anyone is welcome to attend – young or old, male or female, new or experienced. It is a great fun game and very sociable.

 Event Details

Venue: The Castle Leisure Centre,  Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6SQ
Date:
Tuesdays, mostly Fortnightly.
Time: 
6 pm – 8 pm  *Booking Required*   Please  Call to Confirm
Cost: First session free

Meet and Greet: Closest Tube station Elephant & Castle

Contact:  Londongoalball@outlook.com / 07894832820

Assistance back to the station after the session is also available.

For more information, and to register your interest,
please   Email: londongoalball@outlook.com or call 07894832820

Metro would advise to always phone or email the event contacts, to confirm that there have been no changes to the event time or date to avoid possible disappointment.

 

What is Goalball?

Goalball was originally developed by Hanz Lorenzen (Austria) and Sepp Reindl (Germany) in 1946, as a rehabilitation programme for visually impaired World War II veterans.

Within the next few decades goalball evolved into a competitive sport, and was featured as a demonstration sport at the 1976 Montreal Summer Paralympic Games.  The success of this led to the first goalball world championships being held in Austria in 1978, before it was officially included within the Paralympic movement in the 1980 Summer Games in Arnhem and thereafter.

Goalball is a game played by two teams of three players with a maximum of three substitutions on each team.  It is open to both male and female visually impaired athletes, and sighted players can also play domestically.

The object of the game is to score a goal by bowling the ball along the floor so that it crosses the goal line of the opposing team. The defending team has to prevent the ball going in to their goal by stopping it while remaining in their team area.  They must then try to control the ball and attack by bowling the ball back again thereby trying to score in the other goal.

What makes Goalball unique?

  • All players wear eyeshades so that they are totally blindfolded
  • Goalball is played on an indoor court that is 18m long and 9m wide.
  • The court has tactile markings (string that is taped to the floor), which helps players determine where they are.
  • The ball contains internal bells, which help players locate it during play

 

 

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Goalball in London – 9 Nov 2021

photo of a London Elephant Goalball team player throwing the ball from the goal area down the pitch
Venue:
The Castle Centre (Near Elephant and Castle Tube Station)
Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Phone:
07894832820
Date:
09th November 2021
Cost:
First session free then £3 a session.


Are you interested in playing Goalball? 

Why not play Goalball with a friendly club in Central London. The London Elephants!  

Anyone is welcome to attend – young or old, male or female, new or experienced. It is a great fun game and very sociable.

 Event Details

Venue: The Castle Leisure Centre,  Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6SQ
Date: 
Fortnightly on Tuesdays
Time: 
6 pm – 8 pm  *Booking Required*   Please  Call to Confirm
Cost: First session free

Meet and Greet: Closest Tube station Elephant & Castle

Contact:  Londongoalball@outlook.com / 07894832820

Assistance back to the station after the session is also available.

For more information, and to register your interest,
please   Email: londongoalball@outlook.com or call 07894832820

Metro would advise to always phone or email the event contacts, to confirm that there have been no changes to the event time or date to avoid possible disappointment.

 

What is Goalball?

Goalball was originally developed by Hanz Lorenzen (Austria) and Sepp Reindl (Germany) in 1946, as a rehabilitation programme for visually impaired World War II veterans.

Within the next few decades goalball evolved into a competitive sport, and was featured as a demonstration sport at the 1976 Montreal Summer Paralympic Games.  The success of this led to the first goalball world championships being held in Austria in 1978, before it was officially included within the Paralympic movement in the 1980 Summer Games in Arnhem and thereafter.

Goalball is a game played by two teams of three players with a maximum of three substitutions on each team.  It is open to both male and female visually impaired athletes, and sighted players can also play domestically.

The object of the game is to score a goal by bowling the ball along the floor so that it crosses the goal line of the opposing team. The defending team has to prevent the ball going in to their goal by stopping it while remaining in their team area.  They must then try to control the ball and attack by bowling the ball back again thereby trying to score in the other goal.

What makes Goalball unique?

  • All players wear eyeshades so that they are totally blindfolded
  • Goalball is played on an indoor court that is 18m long and 9m wide.
  • The court has tactile markings (string that is taped to the floor), which helps players determine where they are.
  • The ball contains internal bells, which help players locate it during play

 

 

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Goalball in London – 26 Oct 2021

Team Photo of the London Elephant Goalball team with GoalballUK coaches and a guide dog
Venue:
The Castle Centre (Near Elephant and Castle Tube Station)
Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Phone:
07894832820
Date:
26th October 2021
Cost:
First session free then £3 a session.


Are you interested in playing Goalball? 

Why not play Goalball with a friendly club in Central London. The London Elephants!  

Anyone is welcome to attend – young or old, male or female, new or experienced. It is a great fun game and very sociable.

 Event Details

Venue: The Castle Leisure Centre,  Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6SQ
Date:
Tuesdays
Time: 
6 pm – 8 pm  *Booking Required*   Please  Call to Confirm
Cost: First session free

Meet and Greet: Closest Tube station Elephant & Castle

Contact:  Londongoalball@outlook.com / 07894832820

Assistance back to the station after the session is also available.

For more information, and to register your interest,
please   Email: londongoalball@outlook.com or call 07894832820

Metro would advise to always phone or email the event contacts, to confirm that there have been no changes to the event time or date to avoid possible disappointment.

 

What is Goalball?

Goalball was originally developed by Hanz Lorenzen (Austria) and Sepp Reindl (Germany) in 1946, as a rehabilitation programme for visually impaired World War II veterans.

Within the next few decades goalball evolved into a competitive sport, and was featured as a demonstration sport at the 1976 Montreal Summer Paralympic Games.  The success of this led to the first goalball world championships being held in Austria in 1978, before it was officially included within the Paralympic movement in the 1980 Summer Games in Arnhem and thereafter.

Goalball is a game played by two teams of three players with a maximum of three substitutions on each team.  It is open to both male and female visually impaired athletes, and sighted players can also play domestically.

The object of the game is to score a goal by bowling the ball along the floor so that it crosses the goal line of the opposing team. The defending team has to prevent the ball going in to their goal by stopping it while remaining in their team area.  They must then try to control the ball and attack by bowling the ball back again thereby trying to score in the other goal.

What makes Goalball unique?

  • All players wear eyeshades so that they are totally blindfolded
  • Goalball is played on an indoor court that is 18m long and 9m wide.
  • The court has tactile markings (string that is taped to the floor), which helps players determine where they are.
  • The ball contains internal bells, which help players locate it during play

 

 

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