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Adapted Dance: Mayim

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Adapted Dance: MayimAdapted Dances | ON | 2018

"Move N' Mingle is an adapted dance program, for people with intellectual disabilities that operates at the Prosserman Jewish Community Centre in Toronto Canada. We serve a diverse group of individuals and have been dancing together for over 10 years, with the help of some very dedicated volunteers. Our dance repertoire consists of modified folk dances as well as dances that have been specifically choreographed for our group, according to the musical preferences of the participants. We thank a generous donor for sponsoring this video series.

Mayim, is a well known folk dance from Israel celebrating finding water in the desert. The original dance included a grapevine step, aka “mayim” step, as well as a very bouncy, exuberant style. We have slowed down the dance, and have simplified the footwork, making the dance more suitable for our group members. There are many recordings of the song Mayim available.

16 Running or walking steps to the left, end facing centre of circle
Run to center 4 steps
Run back out 4 steps
Repeat run to centre and out
Bounce in place x4
Cross R foot in front of Left-- while clapping hands
Open R foot to R side-- while opening hands
Repeat cross and open 3 more times.

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