Monday, 09. July 2018, SomaSpace, Body Home Fat Dance Class Series Summer 2018

Body Home Fat Dance presents: Summer Series 2018
Join KT and this amazing community to dance and connect for a 6 week dance class series this summer!
Mondays 8-9:15pm
July 9 - Aug 13 = 6 weeks
SomaSpace 4050 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232

Body Home Mission Statement: We are a body-positive, fat-centric dance collaboration. Our goal is to inspire joyful movement, connection with our bodies, and creative expression, while honoring our unique abilities and challenges with self-compassion. More than just dance classes, we're co-creating a resilient community, building an empowering and nuanced dialogue about body-positivity, and connecting with our own embodied selves. We invite folks with all levels of experience, all bodies, all abilities, all genders to come dance with us!
* This is a fat-positive space. Absolutely no diet or weight loss talk or comments on other people’s bodies will be tolerated. We recognize that each of us is on our own unique journey towards acceptance with our bodies, and we agree to keep a neutral approach and refrain from negative criticism of our bodies to keep this a welcoming space for all.
* In this space we are all commiting to working towards recognize our own priveleges, implicit biases, and respecting and honoring those folks of oppressed groups. We aim to create a supportive and safe environment for BIPOC, LGBTQI comunity, folks of all genders, and folks of varying abilities (accessibility info below). 

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How accesible is the space?
SomaSpace is ADA accesible. The doorway does have a threshold slightly over an inch. 2 gender neutral, single stall ADA bathrooms. Non-private, gender neutral changing area. From front door to dance studio is wide open and hard wood floors, long hallway to bathroom and changing area carpeted. 4 stools available for use while dancing. Multiple lounging areas for taking breaks.  2 blocks from the Hollywood transit center, making bus transport easier. Driving may require parking 1-3 blocks away. I'm still learning about scents in this space, so please contact me with specific needs.
What if I have never danced before?
Join us anyway! Many other students also have had little or no dance before and find this class to be a safe and joyful place to connect with movement and community.
What if I have mobility limitations or pain that makes dance difficult?
I have a goal of making this a space that can support you in that. We've been learning together what are ways to adapt and make dance more accessible. There are stools which some students sit on and dance for part or all of the class. Breaks are built in and additional self directed breaks are supported. I encourage you to adapt movements, request adaptations, skip what doesn't feel right, and find movements that feel good to your body.
Do I have to be fat to join?
No! This space is created as a safe and joyful space for fat folks. We like to call it fat-centric. But folks of any size are welcome to join us.
What do I wear?
Whatever is comfortable to move in. Most people wear leggings, yoga pants or shorts with a T-shirt. For your feet there are many options: Barefoot, socks,  sneakers if they are dedicated to indoors, or any dance shoes. Don't feel like you need to run out and buy anything special for this class.

Body Home Fat Dance Class Series Summer 2018

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