"Propinquity" refers to the physical or psychological proximity between people and how this closeness organizes people and their bodies. "Propinquity Theory" states that individuals affiliate with one another because of spatial or geographical proximity.
The PROPinquity Dance Jam, produced by REAson d'etre dance productions (RDDP) uses props as a tool to encourage kinesthetic discovery and joy of play within yourself and others. It also is a great work-out that can build strength and coordination. RDDP provides eight-foot dowels and elastic bands, rollers, and balls of all sizes including tether balls and gymnastic cannons for people to use in solo practice of in duet or trios. This is all done in an outdoor setting with a protocol for disinfecting props while maintaining a physical distance of 6 feet from each other (as per current government COVID-19 prevention recommendations).
To act within current government recommendations RDDP will also be
- collecting contact info in case contact tracing needs to be done.
RDDP also require you to bring:
- Your own mask that covers your chin, mouth, and nose.
*Please note mask-wearing is not required for the whole jam only for portions of the jam such as check-in and picking up and returning your props from the prop area.
DAY: Every Friday until November 2020
6:00 pm (EDT) Check-In which involves screening questions (see below)
6:15 pm The PROPinquity Dance Jam
7:40 short closing circle
CLASS SIZE LIMIT
18 Registered participants so that with the 2 facilitators the jam will never be bigger than 20 people. We are doing this as this is the number we figure we can safely host during the pandemic.
All attendee must pre-register at https://thepropdancejam.eventzilla.net
$5to $25 sliding scale based on what you can afford. Pre-register to pay at https://thepropdancejam.eventzilla.net
* Please note there are only three $5 spots and four $10 spots and after they sell out they are no longer available.
FACILITATOR Kathleen Rea and Jeff Moskal
Close to high park Nature Center
375 Colborne Lodge Drive in High Park
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Are you experiencing any of the following COVID-19 symptoms: shortness of breath/breathing difficulties, fever, coughing, loss of smell or taste, sore throat, headache, muscle pain, chills? If please seek medical attention and you must not attend the PROPinquity Dance Jam. We will give you a refund if you have already paid.
Have you knowingly been in contact with anyone who has contracted COVID-19 in the last 14 days? If so please notify public health and you must not attend the PROPinquity Dance Jam. We will give you a refund if you have already paid.
Have you returned from traveling outside of Ontario or Canada in the last 14 days? If so were where you and what means of travel did you use?
Is there someone attending with you who is in your household or social bubble? If so please tell us so we know who you will be closer than 6 feet from them.
Do you agree to keep a minimum of 6 feet between yourself and those not in your household or social bubbles/pods?
Do you agree to wear a mask when you are requested to do so?
Do you recognize that despite this screening and the prop disinfecting, and mask-wearing protocols there may still be some risk involved in meeting socially distanced outdoors during the COVID pandemic? Do you accept this risk as part of your participation?
Those with disabilities are welcome. Please contact us at email@example.com if you require accommodation or if you have any questions about access. Unfortunately, the High Park subway (the closest subway) does not have an elevator (TTC is planning elevator installation for 2023). Cars are allowed in the park on Friday nights. There is a parking lot close to the Nature Center which has a slightly inclined path that leads to the grassy areas where we will be dancing. There is one curb up to the grassy areas. If you are using a wheelchair let us know you are attending and we will bring a sheet of plywood to make a temporary ramp. The surface for dancing is relatively flat well-mowed grass. If you need an entirely flat surface to maneuver a wheelchair there is also a cover porch with a ramp entrance available for use.
IF IT RAINS: The event is canceled if it rains and refunds will be given.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING: A mask that covers nose, mouth, and chin