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.

Q: What was your first interaction / experience with The Dance Ability Movement?

A: I was lucky enough to have it as the last placement of my occupational therapy degree.

Q: Why do you work for The Dance Ability Movement?

A: I love seeing how much joy it brings to the dancers and their families. The warm community that the dancers are a part of is really special.

Q: Share one highlight / memory / moment from a dance class that has impacted you or stuck with you!
A: I love when dancers achieve a new “first”. Whenever a dancer has been working really hard on a new skill and really nail it for the first time, it is just such a magical moment. It can be a dance move, being first to say hello, or even just staying in the circle for a whole song for the first time. It can mean a lot not only to the dancer, but to the parents, buddies and Dance Ability Movement staff.


Q: Share something you’ve learned from your experience with The Dance Ability Movement, it can be from our team, the volunteers, the dancers, families, etc.

A: I’ve learned how much of an impact the program has on everyone involved. Obviously it is focused on the dancers, however the parents and the volunteers get a lot of out it as well. Everyone has an opportunity to learn, grow, and develop meaningful connections.

Q: Do you get stage fright?

A: Yes, of course! But it always goes away as soon as the music comes on.

Q: What’s your favourite part of dance class?

A: Warm-up and checking in with all the dancers.

Q: Any credentials, training, area of expertise you want to share on our website?

A: Clinical Assessment and Practical Interventions for Praxis – From Ideation to Execution.

We want to thank Casey for all that she has done and continues to do with The Dance Ability Movement! Her energy and passion is appreciated and we admire all that she does. Thank you Casey!