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 is a safe, FUN, and inclusive place for everyone. Serena uses her dance buddies’ interests creatively to engage them in dancing and connecting with FRIENDS. She takes initiative to try new things and is a great support for the rest of the team! Serena is [...]

By |May 6th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Volunteers|Tags: , , |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 recently joined our Community Socials team, facilitating FRIENDS in building connections virtually while having FUN. We are lucky to have Jalen as a member of the Dance Ability Movement community! Thank you, Jalen, for all you do to make our Dancers’ dreams come true!   [...]

By |March 31st, 2022|Categories: Volunteers|Tags: , , |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 to know their dance buddies and build lasting FRIENDSHIPS — we have heard from our families that their dancers talk about their dance buddies all week and can’t wait to get back to dance class! The team works so smoothly together and with FAMILIES to [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Categories: Volunteers|Tags: , , , |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 with her dance buddies and other volunteers. She learns from her experiences in every class and integrates new techniques to make all dancer’s FUNCTIONs shine. She works with our dancer’s FUTURE goals in mind and supports individuals and the whole class to reach their potential. [...]

By |December 13th, 2021|Categories: Volunteers|Tags: , , |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 transition – clarifying that the expectation was simply to try to connect, offering support for families who may have difficulty getting online”, says Mallory Ryan, The Dance Ability Movement Director of Quality & Development. Since this was the first time DAM has offered online dance [...]

By |November 26th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |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 led by Miss Emma, while also taking on various roles within dance classes and the greater DAM community. As an Occupational Therapist, Miss Emma works with the team to set both group and individual goals that reflect how our Ambassadors hope to have an impact [...]

By |November 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized, Volunteers|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments
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