Although this is Nicole's first year with the Dance Ability Movement, her enthusiasm, attention to detail, and willingness to jump into unpredictable situations make us feel as though she's been on our team for years. Nicole brings a wealth of energy and light to our studio. She is consistently seen taking initiative in the class to support the teacher, implementing different techniques to enhance participation, and celebrates all the successes of our dancers no matter how "small" they may appear. Nicole brings genuine passion to our Dance Ability classes and it is clear that she has a love for working [...]
On this week’s challenge, we will dance "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars, a song chosen by Madison, one of our teen dancers in Milton. Some of our amazing dancers, volunteers and teachers had a lot of fun creating awesome moves for this song! Check out the video on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/E1cSw5G3CnE Grab your family members and start learning the moves together. You can tag us in your videos and/or pictures if you would like a special shout-out on our social media channels! Let’s spread the moves and have fun!
While we are living challenging times, we have to do our best to keep a positive attitude and support each other. We can use our imagination and a little bit of technology, so DANCE can still bring us together! Each week we will post on our YouTube channel a new choreography as part of our #KeepDancingChallenge! More than keeping you active, we really hope this initiative will fill your weeks with a lot of JOY and FUN. To kick-off our #KeepDancingChallenge, our wonderful team members came together to create great dance moves for the "Bring It All Back" song by S Club 7. We loved it! Are [...]
Families bring a different perspective to research that cannot be gained anywhere else – A parent and clinician perspective
Mallory & Chelsea answer your FAQ's about getting involved with research The success of our Dance Ability Movement classes relies on engaging parents in our program. They know better than anyone else what their child’s strengths are and share with us valuable insights to help us offer a meaningful and engaging dance program for their child. With more than 10-years of experience working with our dancers’ families, our Director of Quality & Improvement, Mallory Ryan, has decided to take her knowledge on parent engagement to a different level. Mallory recently participated in the Family Engagement in Research Certificate program through [...]
The most important part of volunteering is having FUN! When Julia is in the studio with the dancers, you can tell by her smile and energy that she truly LOVES to be there, which makes it fun for everyone around her. She can also be found greeting parents in the lobby and connecting with dancers of all ages - which we so greatly appreciate! Julia is extremely helpful. She makes an effort to go above and beyond to ensure that, not only her buddy but all dancers are having the best possible experience in class. Julia exemplifies a true inclusive mindset when [...]
At The Dance Ability Movement, we go way beyond offering dance classes. We build inclusive communities through dance. Dance that is done differently, showing that different can mean better, not less! The Dance Workshop in Alliston is a great example of how parents, dancers, teachers, OTs, volunteers, and the studio owner have come together to help us build an incredible dance community that welcomes everybody with open arms. "Dance Done Differently" was the studio slogan that Colleen, the studio owner, chose when opening The Dance Workshop five years ago. “The first time we met Colleen, we knew we wanted to [...]