offered by Dreams for Kids DC
Dreams For Kids DC Tai Chi with Sydney
Join Dreams For Kids DC & our Intern, Sydney, for a fun beginner-friendly session of Tai Chi.
What: Dreams For Kids DC has set up a virtual tai chi clinic for youth with physical and developmental disabilities. This clinic will focus on basic tai chi movements, awareness of breath, and stretching. All you need is to wear comfortable clothing and have an open space to practice. Sydney will breakdown the steps to make it easy for a beginner!
When: Monday, June 7th, 2021 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM EST // 1:00-2:00 PM PST
*Please be aware of the various time zones*
Where: Online via Zoom (You will receive the zoom conference link a few days before the clinic)
Who: Participants with physical and developmental disabilities aged 4 – 24, we also invite their siblings to attend as well! We also invite DFKDC volunteers and friends to join us online to make this a truly inclusive session. Please read about all of our new digital programming (in light of COVID-19) here: https://www.dreamsforkidsdc.org/programs
About Sydney: Hello, my name is Sydney, and I am a recent graduate from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Health Education, concentration in Physical Activity and Fitness Management, and a minor in Adapted Physical Activity. While I was at college, I was very actively involved in Special Olympics, Fitness Buddy Programs, International Club, Club Goalball Team, and a variety of adaptive sports programs. When I am not volunteering, you can find me cooking, crafting, and exploring the great outdoors. I have been practicing Tai Chi for over two years and find the exercises helpful to relax/cope with stress. I slowly started teaching friends and family the different poses. I teach the poses separately and not in a full sequence so it is more relaxing and can be easily adjusted to fit all needs.
About Dreams For Kids DC: Dreams For Kids DC provides life-changing activities that empower children with physical and developmental disabilities to unite with their peers and realize their potential. DFKDC events are adaptive sports clinics held once or twice a month for children with disabilities aged 4 – 24. Through our events, those with physical and developmental disabilities are able to come off the sidelines and unite with their peers. A lot of these children have been bullied in schools, and are left out of activities with able-bodied children. The empowerment and self confidence gained through the clinic will carry over from the field to the home, classroom, and the community, allowing them to realize that their disability will not prevent them from fulfilling their dreams. Each child is partnered with a volunteer to learn the essence of teamwork, have a mentor, and also bond over a sense of camaraderie. Learn more at dreamsforkidsdc.org
Dreams For Kids DC programs are 100% free and give children with disabilities to sports and other activities, helping them realize their full potential to succeed in all walks of life.
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