• Adaptive Dancing
    August 5 - 7, 2016
    NRG Center (Formerly Reliant Center), Hall E
    Fri. 11am-5pm | Sat. 11am-5pm | Sun 11am-4pm

And They Danced!

Here's what we did in 2015. Stay tuned for more information on 2016.

AUTI ANGEL's "FreeStyle Dance Workshop"
Line Dancing

AUTI ANGEL's "FreeStyle Dance Workshop"

Friday, July 31: 2:00 - 2:30 pm
Saturday, August 1: 2:00 - 2:30 pm
Sunday, August 2: 2:00 - 2:30 pm

Presented by Auti Angel, Abilities Expo "Dancebassador"

Adaptive Dance

As the Abilities Expo's "Dancebassador," Auti Angel is committed to keep Wheelchair Dancing as the popular activity it has become, while turning it into the sport it deserves to be. Auti Angel is the pioneer of Wheelchair Hip-Hop Dancing and has inspired others to unite in this movement. She is the founder of Colours~N~Motion Dance Crew with partner Mia Schaikewitz and former dance crew members Chelsie Hill, Katie Estrella, Kaitlyn Staten and Ali Stroker who have since ventured on to form the amazing Walk and Roll Dance Team.

Auti states, "I am so honored to have been given a gift that I can share with others. When I first got injured in 1992, there wasn't anyone I could look to in helping me get back to what I loved doing; and that was DANCE! But once a dancer, always a dancer...so I taught myself how to make my wheelchair work for me as a part of my expression. I then decided to teach others how to do the same while coaching them to express their own inner greatness!"

Auti will start by sharing a dance demonstration with attendees, but then it's YOUR turn to play with some moves as she leads you in her all inclusive FreeStyle Dance Workshop, featuring music spun by DJ STRETCH BOOGIE.

Attendees of all ages and mobility levels are welcome to learn fun dance moves they can take away to use wherever their hearts desire. Auti teaches everyone that dancing crosses the boundaries of age, gender, and physical ability; and includes individuals using both manual and power wheelchairs.

Adaptive Dance
You don't want to miss this unique demonstration and a chance to dance your heart out! Who knows, you might even get the opportunity to be a Backup Dancer during a surprise performance by Auti with her new hit song "PARTY OF THE YEAR!" due to be released on her debut album this summer.

You can also watch her in starring roles in the film Musical Chairs and on the Sundance Channel's hit docu-series Push Girls

Learn more at AUTIANGEL.COM.

Want to find to out more about the Expo? Check out other must-see events and workshops!

Line Dancing

Friday, July 31: 1:00pm – 1:30pm

Presented by: Houston Parks and Recreation, Adaptive Recreation Department

Location: Events Arena

Line dancing is back at Abilities Expo Houston! One of the many dance options that are now available for people with disabilities, line dancing is easy, a lot of fun, and open to people of all abilities. Enjoy a demonstration and be ready to do some dancing of your own. Visit www.houstontx.gov/parks/adaptivesports.html for more details and to get involved after the show. 

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