Hello everyone! We kicked off 2019 by welcoming our first international student, Becca, from the University of South Dakota. Becca is a Doctoral Occupational Therapy student who spent four weeks with us and traveled to all of our studios. You likely saw her bright smile in the lobby and in our classes throughout the month [...]
Hello again, Dance Ability community! In this post, as part of our OT celebration month, we would like to recognize and thank Sabrina Curatolo! Sabrina is our primary OT at June Lawrence School of Dance in Mississauga. Q: What was your first interaction / experience with The Dance Ability Movement? A: Attending a class at [...]
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 [...]
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!