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Congratulations Serena Egidio on being April’s Volunteer of the Month!

Serena joined our virtual volunteer team in the summer of 2021 and our CCDC team when we returned to in-person classes in the fall, and we couldn’t be happier to have her! Serena takes on a strong and valued leadership role on the team. She is always ready to jump right in and ensure dance [...]

By |2022-05-06T16:46:02-05:00May 6th, 2022|0 Comments

Congratulations Jalen Yang on being February’s Volunteer of the Month!

Jalen joined our virtual volunteer team in 2020 and we have only watched her grow since then! Jalen always comes to class with a smile, ready to take on any additional roles thrown her way. She is eager to promote meaningful FUNCTION in classes by offering to model creative adaptations of dance moves. She has [...]

By |2022-03-31T15:10:25-05:00March 31st, 2022|0 Comments

Congratulations to the entire CCDC volunteer team for being December’s Volunteers of the Month!

The volunteer team at Creative Children’s Dance Centre has many of our newest volunteers who have only been working together for 8 weeks, but you wouldn’t know it walking into a Sunday morning class! The CCDC team has quickly built a FUN, welcoming community for our dancers! Each volunteer has gone the distance to get [...]

By |2022-01-21T16:23:53-05:00January 21st, 2022|0 Comments

Congratulations Natasha on being November’s Volunteer of the Month!

Natasha jumped back into volunteering with the Dance Ability Movement this year with a bang! She has brought such a FUN energy into all of her classes, role modeling how to not only be active, but have a great time doing it too. Being such a kind person, Natasha makes the time to build FRIENDships [...]

By |2021-12-13T17:16:35-05:00December 13th, 2021|0 Comments

Covid-19 Outbreak and Virtual Programing: Summary of Program Evaluation Results

With the COVID-19 outbreak, the Dance Ability Movement team had to challenge themselves to think outside-the-box to design and offer virtual programming to their dancers in an engaging, inclusive and fun way. “We worked hard to consider how our dancers and families might feel about virtual dance classes, and created resources to support a smooth [...]

By |2021-11-26T19:18:17-05:00November 26th, 2021|0 Comments

Meet Our First Team of DAM Dance Ambassadors!

We are excited to introduce our first team of DAM Dance Ambassadors to our community! A Dance Ambassador is a senior dancer who has been with the Dance Ability Movement for multiple years and has shown a strong interest in gaining leadership experience within the dance community. They participate in a year-long leadership training program [...]

By |2021-11-19T17:32:39-05:00November 19th, 2021|0 Comments

Congratulations Emily Goodson on being October’s Volunteer of the Month!

Emily has been a long-time member of our Alliston FAMILY at The Dance Workshop. She has developed so much as a leader and has taken on so many different roles within our team that has made our FUTURE even more representative of our inclusive community. Emily works closely with the dancers in the class and [...]

By |2021-11-04T15:43:04-05:00November 4th, 2021|0 Comments

Congratulations Annie Yang on being September’s Volunteer of the Month!

Annie joined the Dance Ability Movement this year and has been such a great addition to our volunteer team. Annie makes Friends with all the Dancers she works with and learns everyone's names and interests on day one. She then works hard to incorporate this information into class to make dance more Fun! Wherever Annie [...]

By |2021-10-12T12:36:06-05:00October 12th, 2021|0 Comments

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
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