Reply To: Special Needs and Folk Dancing
Is it the kind with wheels or the kind without? I used a walker in fourth grade – the kind without wheels – and I could actually move pretty fast in it (but only when the teachers weren’t looking 😉 ). The bigger issue would be that his arms aren’t free. If he can move around reasonably well this or a similar contradance might work: http://www.dancingmasters.com/newdances/kings_and_queens.html The emphasis is on acting like royalty (read: slow and stately). Or perhaps a circle dance: walking around the circle, in towards the middle, out again, etc.? It depends on his specific situation.