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The Dynamic OT Role at the DAM: Supporting the Instructors and the Community

We have invited Raven Brooks, student Occupational Therapist at the University of Toronto, to share some reflections about the dynamic roles the Dance Ability Movement OTs have based on her experience during her 10-week placement with us. Since Raven’s impressions covered diverse topics, we’ve decided to publish them in a series of blog posts. In [...]

By |2021-08-26T15:14:06-05:00August 26th, 2021|0 Comments

The Dynamic OT Role at the DAM: Building the Capacity of Volunteers

We have invited Raven Brooks, student Occupational Therapist at the University of Toronto, to share some reflections about the dynamic roles the Dance Ability Movement OTs have based on her experience during her 10-week placement with us. Since Raven’s impressions covered diverse topics, we’ve decided to publish them in a series of blog posts. In [...]

By |2021-08-10T13:59:18-05:00August 10th, 2021|0 Comments

Congratulations Saba Malik on being the July Volunteer of the Month!

Saba began volunteering with us at our Mississauga location, June Lawrence School of Dance, in-person and has continued to be a part of the larger DAM team for our online classes! She brings a great understanding and appreciation of differences and uses her calm and patient nature to connect with each dance buddy, allowing them [...]

By |2021-08-09T13:53:08-05:00August 9th, 2021|0 Comments

The Dynamic OT Role at the DAM: Supporting Classes using a Universal Design, and Targeted Team Approach

We have invited Raven Brooks, student Occupational Therapist at the University of Toronto, to share some reflections about the dynamic roles the Dance Ability Movement OTs have based on her experience during her 10-week placement with us. Since Raven’s impressions covered diverse topics, we’ve decided to publish them in a series of blog posts. In [...]

By |2021-08-05T15:24:45-05:00August 5th, 2021|0 Comments

The Dynamic OT Role at the DAM: Supporting New Dancers through an individualized approach

We have invited Raven Brooks, student Occupational Therapist at the University of Toronto, to share some reflections about the dynamic roles the Dance Ability Movement OTs have based on her experience during her 10-week placement with us. Since Raven’s impressions covered diverse topics, we’ve decided to publish them in a series of blog posts throughout [...]

By |2021-07-29T15:36:46-05:00July 29th, 2021|1 Comment

11 Years of the Dance Ability Movement, 11 Things We Learned on Placement

Dance parties, virtual backgrounds, endless laughs, “Hey Baby!”, die-hard Disney fans and an inflatable giraffe - just a few of the many things that defined our placement experience at the Dance Ability Movement (DAM). As two student Occupational Therapists (OTs) with a dance background, if you would’ve asked us 10 weeks ago what it meant [...]

By |2021-07-19T16:33:12-05:00July 19th, 2021|0 Comments

The Show Must Go On!

The year-end recitals are that magical moment dancers wait for all year long! Due to Covid restrictions, this year our dancers were not able to perform on stage again. However, we challenged ourselves to think outside-of-the-box to find a way to still celebrate together and recognize the hard work of our dancers, volunteers, teachers and [...]

By |2021-07-15T14:21:39-05:00July 15th, 2021|0 Comments

Meet the Recipients of the 2020-2021 Volunteer Commitment Appreciation Award!

More than connecting with our dancers, our volunteers play an important role in inspiring and helping them participate in our dance program to the best of their abilities. As a way to recognize our volunteers’ efforts and show how much we appreciate them, every year we run our Volunteer Commitment Appreciation Award. The award is [...]

By |2021-07-09T15:37:41-05:00July 9th, 2021|0 Comments

Congratulations Julia Kostecki on being June’s Volunteer of the Month!

Julia began volunteering virtually and has grown into such a great role model in our community. She volunteers in many community workshop classes throughout the week as an ambassador for the Dance Ability Movement. Besides embodying an inclusive mindset, Julia has the ability to make everyone feel a sense of belonging. Taking and applying feedback [...]

By |2021-07-05T15:29:01-05:00July 5th, 2021|0 Comments

We are so proud of Dylan Abbott for winning Second Place Senior Novice Solo at the Elevation Dance Challenge!

Dylan ready for the competition! At the Dance Ability Movement, we believe that everyone deserves equal opportunities to shine and thrive through dance! Therefore, we encourage our dancers to follow their hearts and make their dancing dreams come true! Dylan Abbott, one of our Hip Hop dancers and volunteers at the Dance Workshop [...]

By |2021-06-28T15:30:16-05:00June 28th, 2021|0 Comments
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