The Dance Ability Movement offers dance classes in collaboration with a host studio in order to create accessible and inclusive opportunities within the existing dance studio environment. Dance Ability dancers are considered members of the hosting studio and all dancers registered in the standard Dance Ability classes are invited to participate in studio events, including the end-of-year recitals.
Standard Dance Ability classes are typically 45 minutes once/week and are offered depending on studio space and instructor availability. Classes typically run with 25 classes for the full studio season (September – June) depending on the studio arrangements. Summer programming is also available; typically with 8-weeks of evening classes, or day camps.
Dancers register through The Dance Ability Movement, an Occupational Therapist will oversee each dancer’s participation in the class, providing teacher & volunteer training and support in a consultative model.
Dancers may learn a variety of dance styles including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and even tap! Dance instructors receive training through The Dance Ability Movement on how to adapt the structure and programming of the class to meet students’ needs. Through the support of the Occupational Therapist and our volunteers, each dancer will work at their own pace and focus on being the best that they can be!
Please Note: 1:1 volunteer buddy support may not be required for all dancers in each class. This will be decided on based on discussions with family and OT assessment of dancer’s needs within the dance class. The ultimate goal is to have dancers participating to the best of their abilities in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere.
See below for our class descriptions!