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Kerri 6th Feb 2018 Activities Officer
Hi Everyone
Recently I happened across a you tube clip titled "Dancing Hands" recorded in May 2008 by Mary Hopkins in Muncie, Indiana. I have contacted Liberty Village where she was working at the time but she is no longer there and they were going to follow up for me but I have never heard back. I am in Melbourne, Australia so it is difficult for me to get more information. I am hoping someone out there may be able to help me. This is an activity I think my really elderly residents would enjoy. There looks to be a printed booklet of information about the program and also somewhere to purchase the hand taps. I have tried many websites and links but nothing seems available now. I would love to get hold of any information about the program and maybe even find someone who can share the booklet information or their experiences with "dancing hands". thank you in advance
Sharon 6th Feb 2018 Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator
Sounds interesting
Clare 7th Feb 2018 Retired
Funnily enough I was looking at the same U Tube clip and thought what a good idea it was for our Group but failed to find any further info. In the end I have acquired some wooden door knobs (!) and I intend to try them with simple rhythms or songs. Door knobs sound odd but they are easy to grip . I'll let you know!
Jane 8th Feb 2018 Activity Cord.
I have researched this and have also run into a dead end. The company is out of business now. How sad because it looks so awesome.
Maria 14th Feb 2018 Lifestyle Assistant
I was trying to look for the clip but couldn't find it. can you pls send the link . I am really interested to see the clip. thanks
Kerri 15th Feb 2018 Activities Officer
The original one that I watched now seems to be missing, I couldn't find it. There is another called dancing hand taps which is similar, it fact shows the taps and routine. Anyone in Indiana that could maybe follow this up?
Kim 21st Feb 2018 Programs Director
I remember running across this too and thinking it looked interesting. I did find something a bit different but it looks promising also: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/disabled-mount-sinai-patients-learn-tap-dance-hands-article-1.3406202

http://www.kingswaylearningcenter.org/hand-tap-dancing/

http://hdmaza.pw/video/Ark3zS96NeY/dancing-hands-taps

The gloves they were in the tap dancing video look like they just bought regular gloves and added tap shoe parts to them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q75y0TIp7Ds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7993YAdRkc

Kerri 22nd Feb 2018 Activities Officer
Thank you so much Kim, I am going to explore this idea with my group! Still would be great to get that original book though!
Darla 26th Feb 2018 Activity and Volunteer Coordinator
Thank you Kim,

I am going to check these resources out. What an amazing idea!
Darla in western Canada

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