Learn to sign with Rock Choir!
At Rock Choir, we have always been committed to providing equality, accessibility and inclusivity throughout every aspect of our business and membership experience. With this in mind, we would like to introduce our new initiative of communicating our Rock Choir performances with the Deaf/deaf and Disabled Community.
We are thrilled to announce that we are now running a selection of FREE, fun and active signing sessions featured in our existing Rock Choir Membership experience for members to join us on this journey should they wish to.
Each session allows our Rock Choir Members to explore aspects of disability awareness and learn more about sign language and the Deaf/deaf Community in a fun, supportive and friendly environment.
If you are a Rock Choir Member, you can now find full access to these sessions and future times and dates inside your Members Area.
Every new and existing Rock Choir Member can take advantage of this unique opportunity and join in with these sessions.
Take a look below at what’s on offer and to learn more about this exclusive Rock Choir benefit!
ROCK & SIGN
Our online Rock & Sign Sessions are available to all Rock Choir Members. You’ll sign some amazing tracks from the Rock Choir repertoire using a mixture of BSL, SSE (Sign Supported English) facial expression and natural body language.
Full access to these online sessions, plus dates and times, can be found in our Members Area, under the Rock & Sign tab.
What’s the format of an online Rock & Sign Session?
• Each Rock & Sign session starts with a keep-fit style warm-up, suitable for all.
• Rockies can sing, dance, and sign their way through a session, with up-beat playlists consisting of Rock Choir songs and other popular tracks.
• All sessions end with a cool-down period.
• Most importantly, the signing element of these sessions isn’t compulsory. It’s perfectly fine to just come and have a great time with fellow Rockies. You can also attend as many sessions as you’d like each week, there’s no need to book!
You’ll find that these sessions also promote positive well-being, whilst providing a fun and friendly opportunity to learn to sign Rock Choir songs in a relaxed and supportive environment.
THE HANDS THAT ROCK
The Hands That Rock are a group of Rockies who have been selected to sign at Rock Choir performances based on their understanding and delivery of sign song.
Members of The Hands That Rock will be required to pass Rock Choir’s sign language course and gain an in-house certification. This will allow ‘The Hands That Rock’ members to officially sign at future performances enabling the shows to be accessible to the Deaf/deaf and Disabled communities.
Due to the high level of expertise needed for The Hands That Rock, this opportunity will not be available to everyone. Therefore, numbers are extremely limited, and certification is required.
If a Rockie is showing great strength at Rock & Sign and wishes to join The Hands that Rock, they may be invited to join “The Hands that Rock School” to train and continue their learning journey and attend several sessions of tutorials a week on Zoom or YouTube, all included in their Rock Choir membership!
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