DanceAbility… Dance For Everybody! is a community dance project based on the methodology of DanceAbility International, an approach to leading dance classes that are open to all people. We welcome people with any ability or disability, any or no dance experience, any age from 10 to 200. Younger children are invited with guardian support and participation. DanceAbility classes encourage participants to connect with their body, connect with one another and have fun!
This workshop is a collaborative project with The Center For Mindful Exploration, Lafayette Society for Performing Arts (LSPA) and DanceAbility International.
When: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 9am – 12pm
Where: Lafayette Society for Performing Arts (LSPA), 214 Bull Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
Cost: $45/ person
Ashlee Jo Ramsey – Lead Teacher
Grounded in the perspective that dance-making lives in the primal, physical, emotional and spiritual consciousness of all humans, many of Ms. Ramsey’s productions and projects center on collaboration, community participation and making dance available as a creative practice for all people. In 2016 Ashlee became a certified teacher with DanceAbility International and has lead several community dance projects at recreation centers, universities and libraries in Winston Salem, NC. Since 2007 Ms. Ramsey has organized and directed several full-length performance projects that invite the participation of multiple choreographers and artists of various disciplines. In addition to her role as artistic director and event producer, Ms. Ramsey has shown work, performed or taught in North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Arizona, Austria, the U.K. and India. Her experience as an educator ranges from municipal community programming to teaching dance and yoga courses at Elon University, Wake Forest University, Winthrop University, and Salem College. Ms. Ramsey has traveled globally to conduct self-designed ethnographic studies and she has been published in the international academic periodical, Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices (2011).
Since receiving his DanceAbility Teacher Certification in 2016, Oleg Borunov has co-taught several mixed abilities dance classes in Alabama and North Carolina. As a network technician, father of two children with disabilities and evolving meditator, Mr. Borunov loves sharing his joy of dance and life with friends, family and fellow humans. Mr. Borunov is grateful to Susan Marshall and LSPA for the opportunity to fulfill his dream of sharing DanceAbility with the Lagrange community that served as his home from 1999-2017.