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Making the Connection: A Student Occupational Therapist Perspective

As a student occupational therapist, one of the main concepts that have been instilled in me is the profound impact that engaging in meaningful activities has on one’s health and wellbeing. When you break down this idea, it truly does make sense as our lives are made up of doing things we like, or need [...]

By |2020-05-29T08:58:31-05:00May 29th, 2020|0 Comments

#KeepDancingChallenge – Week 10: Feels like home when we are dancing with you!

The dance studio has always been like a second home to us. Now that we are not able to be physically together, we felt so honoured being welcomed into your home so we can keep dancing virtually. Let's keep dancing this week at home to the choreography our dancers and volunteers have put together to [...]

By |2020-05-29T08:36:15-05:00May 26th, 2020|0 Comments

#KeepDancingChallenge – Week 9: Come dance with us to brighten up your day!

Missing the sweetness to your day? If you feel your moves lack flavour, let us show you that dancing is a piece of cake! Come dance “Kid in a Candy Store” by JoJo Siwa with us to brighten up your day! A big shout out to all our dancers, teachers and volunteers who participated in [...]

By |2020-05-19T15:34:56-05:00May 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Dance has the power to warm and move the heart – A reflection from Crystal Chan

An important aspect of inclusion is empathy. When we are able to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes, it allows us to create bonds of trust, it gives us insights into what others may be feeling or thinking, and it helps us understand how or why others are reacting to situations. In the interview below, [...]

By |2020-05-15T10:29:49-05:00May 15th, 2020|0 Comments

#KeepDancingChallenge – Week 8: Join us in celebrating all of the mom figures of our wonderful community!

This week’s video is a special one! In honour of Mother’s Day, we are celebrating all of the mom figures of our wonderful community. We were blown away by the energy and talent of everyone who participated in this special choreography! Every look, every move and every smile filled our hearts with joy and reminded [...]

By |2020-05-19T15:30:35-05:00May 12th, 2020|0 Comments

Week 7 of our #KeepDancingChallenge – What do you do when you miss your friends?

What do you do when you miss your friends? We DANCE! On this week’s #KeepDancingChallenge video, we had a lot of fun dancing with some of our friends from the Special Friends Network! A heartfelt thank you to Elaine Cray from Special Friends Network for organizing the virtual dance party and to everybody who participated [...]

By |2020-05-06T08:22:07-05:00May 6th, 2020|0 Comments

Congratulations to Kaily Bowen, our Volunteer of the Month for April!

This is Kaily's first year volunteering with us at our Bradford location at Elite Dance Corps and we have seen in her the true spirit of connection and kindness.  Kaily has been consistently dedicated to showing up for our Kids Class and has been a great source of calm for the group! Although Kaily's dancing buddy wasn't [...]

By |2020-05-04T10:29:48-05:00May 4th, 2020|0 Comments

Believe in yourself, try new things and thrive!

From left to right: Nancy from National Ballet School, Hayley and Crystal Every year, Canada's National Ballet School runs the Take the Lead workshop in Toronto. This year, we were thrilled to have Hayley, one of our dancers from Bradford, among the forty young women from across Canada who attended the workshop. It [...]

By |2020-05-01T08:39:01-05:00May 1st, 2020|1 Comment

Connecting through dance during a pandemic – by Chiara Mabrucco

This week, Miss Chiara, our Richmond Hill teacher, is sharing with us how dance has impacted her during these changing times. We hope her reflections inspire you to stay positive, keep moving and take control of the things you can! When this pandemic started getting serious, one of my first thoughts was “how will the [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:45:31-05:00April 29th, 2020|0 Comments

Week 6 of our #KeepDancingChallenge – Are you feeling bored? Let’s shake it off!

On this week’s #KeepDancingChallenge, we love seeing your family members and even your cute dogs joining in! It really shows how dance can bring us together even in difficult times! A special thank you to our dancers, volunteers and family members for helping us spread the joy of dance! You can watch the video on [...]

By |2020-04-28T08:35:16-05:00April 28th, 2020|0 Comments