"Blind and deaf dancers"

Do you know people who are blind or deaf?

Well they, too, should be dancing!...

 

Dancing for the sight and hearing impaired...

As of late I've been busy studying sign language and as a result am now prepared to handle any of the hearing impaired who attend my classes. They, too need to "STOP WATCHING" all the fun and "START HAVING" it!

One of my favorite two step dance partners is deaf and has such incredible rhythm and following ability that sometimes I completely forget about the lack of hearing. What fun to dance with such motivated people who treat what most of us consider shortcomings as though they don't even exist.

And one of our regular students at the Sunday Salsa Social, who is deaf, is not only able to dance Salsa on 1 in addition to 2, (which I hear far too many of the "hearing" complain that they can't do...believe me when I say it's all a mind-set) but he does so with more speed and precision than I ever would have imagined. He even perfects the 100-mile-an-hour shines for the advanced dancers every week without a hitch.

Plus...

During a recent Dance-&-Learn Party, one of the students attending was legally blind, which I didn't realize until I saw him leaving with a white cane. He had danced all night long, so I was genuinely amazed when I finally made that realization. I now have several blind students are progressing like crazy, so I welcome others.

I have also had numerous physically handicapped students in different classes over the years and am truly inspired by such people and their determination to attack such tasks as dancing with so much perseverance. Especially when so many of us who have all of our abilities and senses too often begin to panic and start to feel sorry for ourselves at even the slightest difficulty that we might encounter in learning something new.

These examples are just a few more reasons why the words "I Can't" are no longer in my vocabulary.

Anyone who is deaf or blind is always welcome and encouraged to attend any of the classes and events listed on this web site (plus it gives me the chance to practice my ASL...which NEEDS a LOT of practice!...).

And by the way... "The Thriller" is coming...

...and will eventually be performed in ASL......(I'm about 3/4 there)...

Contact: Terry Chasteen 202-462-0870
TerryChasteen@hotmail.com

www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com

(I promise your "dancing" will "never" be "the same"!!)

For additional information, contact:


Terry Chasteen's
"International DanceSPORT
& Entertainment"

Terry Chasteen's "International DanceSPORT & Entertainment"
(Providing training and entertainment in literally every style of social dance from around the globe)
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.DanceSportOfAmerica.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net
www.InterNationalDanceSPORTcompany.com
www.TangoDanceSPORT.com
www.DanceAtYourWeddingWorkshops.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
www.Learn-to-Dance-athon.org
www.DancingWithTheDCStars.info

www.DCDanceSportNews.com
www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org
The web site for the annual 1st Saturday in June "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" plus monthly "So You Think You Can Dance DC" and "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-dance competitions (plus "Dancing With The AC/DC Stars" mini-competitions for same-gender couples on occasion...any orientation, but competing partners must be of the same gender)...in all styles open to anyone ..... so join us "Out on The Dance Floor".

 

Click here
for a one-page flyer of
Terry's complete dance class schedule

Click here
to print, send or give to a friend a dance class discount
"2-for-the-price-of-1 pass"
good toward any of Terry Chasteen's dance classes
when one of those attending is for their first time...

Click here
for a one-page flyer of Terry's complete list of
Ballroom & Swing classes

Click here
for a one-page flyer of Terry's complete list of
Salsa classes

Following are some great practice opportunities in your dancing...

Click here
to print or send a one-page flyer on the Friday or Saturday evening
Salsa, Ballroom, Hustle, C/W & Swing
"Dance-&-Learn Parties"

including mini-classes and dancing at the Chevy Chase Ballroom

Click here
to download a Dance-&-Learn Party
"2-for-the-price-of-1 pass"
when one of those attending is for their first time...

Click here
to print or send a one-page flyer on the Sunday afternoon
"Salsa on 1 classes & dancing"
with Terry & a second teacher at the Chevy Chase Ballroom

Click here
to print or send a one-page flyer on the early Sunday evening
"Hustle & West Coast Swing classes & dancing"
with Terry & GQ Bowers at the Chevy Chase Ballroom

Click here
to print or send a one-page flyer on the early Sunday evening
"Sunday Salsa Social classes & dancing"
with Terry & Abdul Al-Ali at the Chevy Chase Ballroom

Click here
to download a Sunday Salsa Social
"2-for-the-price-of-1 pass"
when one of those attending is for their first time...

Click here
to print or send a one-page flyer for the next
"Chevy Chase Ballroom Showcase"
including professional & amateur performances, refreshments,
plenty of general dancing, plus a free beginner mini-lesson in Salsa & Swing.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend any of the classes and dance events, including both singles and couples, as well as same-gender couples and the seeing and hearing impaired. You need not come with a partner...But you NEED to COME!! Absolutely no previous dance experience necessary for most of the classes, unless indicated as a Beginner + or intermediate level class)

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