LET'S DANCE WITH DIABETES
D-Dance is the first workshop to fuse education in multiple styles of dance with type one diabetes (T1D). Our goal is to support T1D’s who have a passion for dance to continue dancing while facing the challenges T1D can present.
The D-Dance staff come from a variety of dance and fitness backgrounds. This allows us to offer classes in multiple styles of dance. Anything from hip hop, to ballet, to jazz, or pilates could be offered at a workshop depending on the staff attending.
The specific styles to be taught at a D-Dance workshop will be released to registrants closer to the date of the event.
D-Dance is a dance workshop for everyone. Although having a dance background would help a person to follow along it is not mandatory. It is a workshop devoted to T1D, however, it is NOT mandatory that all participants be diabetic. We welcome siblings or friends of T1D’s to attend as they may learn important information about helping their loved one deal with their diabetes. Come ready to move, discuss diabetes, and make friends.
D-Dance is a full day of moving and discussion. To be prepared we recommend you bring the following items:
Comfortable clothing (i.e. active wear you can dance in)
Dance shoes (e.g. in door running shoes for hip hop, jazz shoes, or foot undies if you prefer to wear them)
A water bottle
All diabetes supplies (i.e. glucometer, test strips, low supplies, etc.)
NOTE: we will have some low supplies on site BUT be sure you come prepared as well
Included in your registration fee for a D-Dance workshop is the following:
Dance classes (3 classes throughout the day)
Diabetes education sessions
A D-Dance grab bag
Lunch and snacks are provided
NOTE: For our August 11th, 2019 workshop we are running a 2 for the price of 1 promotion. When you register for D-Dance you have the option of registering a friend for free.
Below you will find the schedule for a typical day at our workshop. The workshop takes place from 10:00am to 3:00pm and includes PARENT EDUCATION while the dancers are dancing. Our schedule for our workshop is as follows:
9:30am to 10:00am — Sign in (coffee and snacks provided)
10:00am to 10:30am — Welcome and Warm Up
10:30am to 11:30am — Dance Class 1
11:30am to 12:00pm — Diabetes Education Session
12:00pm to 12:45pm — Lunch (provided by D-Dance)
12:45 to 1:30pm — Dance Class 2
1:30pm to 2:00pm — Diabetes Education Session
2:00pm to 3:00pm — Dance Class 3
3:00pm — Final Thoughts and Conclusions for the Day