Join us for these exciting spring classes from NTPA Deaf Theatre 2024

Join us for these exciting spring classes from NTPA Deaf Theatre!

ASL Connect – Grades 6-Adult
Date: Wednesdays, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Time: January 31, 2024 – April 17, 2024
NTPA Willow Bend Center of the Arts (6121 W. Park Blvd. B216, Plano, TX 75093)
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About the Class
Curious about learning sign language? Not sure where to begin learning about Deaf culture and communication? This class is for you! Open to anyone in middle school and older, Miss Laura will teach the basics of sign language to start you on your journey! This class will feature basic signs and phrases as well as an introduction into Deaf culture, and act as a great gateway to our ASL intern program!

Open to both Deaf and hearing students!

Deaf Theatre Dance Class – Age 16-Adult
Date: Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 PM
Time: February 1, 204 – March 28, 2024
at NTPA – Dallas (12300 Inwood Road, #112, Dallas, TX 75244)
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About the Class
Presented in partnership with our longtime friends at Jasmine’s Beat! Join Ms. Ashley for weekly dance classes to tell stories through movement! Using both movement and ASL, dancers will learn about hip hop and contemporary dance fundamentals, while also learning short choreographed combinations each week! This class is open to all skill levels!

Open to Deaf or hard of hearing individuals age 16-Adult.

And don’t miss these exciting CEU workshops:

CEU Workshop: Utilizing Reflective Practice to Improve Ethical Decision Making
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
NTPA Willow Bend Center of the Arts (6121 W. Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093)
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About the Class

Ethical reflective practice presents a challenge for sign language interpreters due to the strict confidentiality obligations we must adhere to. However, this does not diminish the importance or necessity of reflective practice. Interpreters often encounter challenging situations during assignments, and it can be tempting to discuss these challenges with others, but the obligation to maintain confidentiality can prevent such discussions. Despite this, it is crucial for interpreters to engage in reflective practice and to critically evaluate their decisions and actions. Within our field, the term “unethical” is sometimes used to label decisions made by interpreters or their peers. Therefore, it is essential to stop and question whether this term is being correctly applied. In this workshop, Jordan and Lara will invite attendees to share their experiences and engage in supervision, a practice commonly used in the fields of psychology, nursing, and others. This will provide participants with a safe and ethical environment to discuss difficult choices they have made during assignments. Presenters will guide the conversation in an ethical manner to ensure that attendees can reflect upon their experiences without breaching confidentiality or negatively impacting the dignity of the assignments stakeholders.

CEU Workhop: Sight Translation: It’s Harder Than You Think
Date: Saturday, February 17, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
NTPA Willow Bend Center of the Arts (6121 W. Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093)
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About the Class

Sight translation is a complicated skill. Come and learn the various aspects that can impact the efficacy of an interpretation, cultural implications to consider, and various strategies to use the next time you sight translate.

Daymond Sands
Email: [email protected]
Text: 9724222575

NTPA = North Texas Performing Arts

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