Understanding to sign language promoted through dance workshop in Kanagawa Prefecture

The participants, inexperienced in sign language or a dance, are instructed how to dance with sign language from a group leader, TATSU (front left).
(photo: http://www.townnews.co.jp/)

May 22, 2014

As part of the sports promotion plan of Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture next to Tokyo, the "Hand Sign" cooperated to give the city residents the concern about health or welfare.

The Hand Sign that uses sign language in dancing was formed by five men from Hiratsuka-shi in 2005. The workshop (seven lessons for 3 months) has been started since April. The group teaches how to dance with sign language.

The participants who gathered by prior application is going to present the result of practice on the stage of a summer festival called the Shonan Hiratsu Tanabata festival in July.

The second workshop will be due in August.

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