Continuing with our OT celebration posts, as October is OT appreciation month, we would like to recognize another wonderful member of our team, Rachel Martini! Rachel is the primary OT at our Ancaster location, Ballare Studio Dance! Q: What was your first interaction / experience with The Dance Ability Movement? A: I was lucky to [...]
Hello Dance Ability Movement community! As you may know, October is OT month and we are celebrating the wonderful OT's that make up The Dance Ability Movement! In this post we would like to recognize Casey Cadeau, our primary OT at Elite Dance Corps in Bradford and secondary OT at the Dance Workshop in Alliston. [...]
What do you think about when you see the colour green? When looking at the colour blue, what do you feel? These are some of the questions that Aiden opened up to our group when we had the pleasure of learning alongside him during a paint workshop this past week. Aiden Lee is an incredibly [...]
Hello everyone! It is now October and we are so excited for this upcoming season! Our team cannot wait for classes to start and we are all counting down the days until we see all of your smiling faces back in our dance classes. October is also Occupational Therapist month and we would like to take [...]
As our new season quickly approaches we wanted to share our new inclusion statement that was formulated this summer thanks to our great community of volunteers, teachers and dancers! Inclusion is a big part of what we do; we are so incredibly grateful for the dedication our dance community has to creating an accepting, positive [...]
Jade & I have recently been granted status as Adjunct Faculty members at The University of Toronto for the work we do in supporting student OT education. We value the opportunity we have to share our inclusive dance community with aspiring OT's who can learn about innovation, creativity, and family-centered care first-hand. We've supervised 7 [...]
In honour of National Volunteer Week, check out these reflections from a new volunteer, who recognizes the importance of lifelong learning and the shared interactions between her and her dancing buddies! Thank you Sandra for all of your hard work and for recognizing the importance of having a FUN and MEANINGFUL activity to keep a [...]
We take great efforts to ensure our dancers look good and feel good when they are performing. Being part of a team and feeling a sense of belonging within their community goes a long way in an individual's confidence and self-identity, and we strive to take every effort we can to make these feelings come alive for our dancers.
2016/17 Season Stats - 6 studios ran year-long programs from Oct. to June within 5 regions - 160 dancers participated in our programs, with 11 dance studio recitals - 65 volunteers supported our programming this past year, plus many returning volunteers during our busy recital season!
We asked Devon to reflect on her past involvement with The Dance Ability Movement, and we couldn't have asked for a better response. Enjoy this beautifully written piece from Devon!