The Dynamic OT Role at the DAM: Supporting New Dancers through an individualized approach

We have invited Raven Brooks, student Occupational Therapist at the University of Toronto, to share some reflections about the dynamic roles the Dance Ability Movement OTs have based on her experience during her 10-week placement with us. Since Raven’s impressions covered diverse topics, we’ve decided to publish them in a series of blog posts throughout [...]

By |2021-07-29T15:36:46-05:00July 29th, 2021|0 Comments

11 Years of the Dance Ability Movement, 11 Things We Learned on Placement

Dance parties, virtual backgrounds, endless laughs, “Hey Baby!”, die-hard Disney fans and an inflatable giraffe - just a few of the many things that defined our placement experience at the Dance Ability Movement (DAM). As two student Occupational Therapists (OTs) with a dance background, if you would’ve asked us 10 weeks ago what it meant [...]

By |2021-07-19T16:33:12-05:00July 19th, 2021|0 Comments

Families are at the Heart of what we do!

Click on the image for the PDF version  The Dance Ability Movement is a community made up of dancers, volunteers, teachers and occupational therapists who are involved in classes together to share in the joy of dance and let their inner dancer shine. However, all of this is only possible because of the [...]

By |2021-02-12T20:34:51-05:00February 12th, 2021|0 Comments

Get Your Little Ones Moving and Having Fun at Home!

Sign-up now for our 10-week Virtual Tots/Kids classes on Saturday and Sunday mornings! Kids will explore fundamental movement skills by focusing on their interests through creative movement, using a variety of dance styles such as Ballet basics and upbeat Hip Hop moves. These classes are a great opportunity for dancers to develop coordination, rhythmicity, and [...]

By |2021-05-07T08:28:25-05:00January 20th, 2021|0 Comments

Check out our 2021 online dance class options and sign-up for our free virtual trial class on December 15th!

The Dance Ability Movement offers classes for dancers of all abilities in a safe, inclusive, and fun environment! Qualified instructors and Occupational Therapists (OT) who have a passion for dance and celebrating differences lead engaging virtual and in-person classes that provide dancers with the opportunity to connect, be physically active, and learn new moves! We [...]

By |2021-05-07T08:32:36-05:00November 20th, 2020|0 Comments

2020 World Occupational Therapy Day – Interview with Miss Amanda!

Continuing with our 2020 World OT Day celebration posts, we are sharing with you an interview with Miss Amanda, one of our new OTs! We hope you enjoy it! Stay tuned for tomorrow's interviews with Miss Mallory and Miss Jade! How you’ve been reimagining participation in occupations throughout your career? Participating in occupations is more [...]

By |2020-10-30T18:26:41-05:00October 30th, 2020|0 Comments

2020 World Occupational Therapy Day – Interview with Miss Nadia!

As you may know, October 27th is World OT Day and we are celebrating our wonderful OTs throughout the week! Today, you will learn more about Miss Nadia! We hope you enjoy it! How you’ve been reimagining participation in occupations throughout your career? Participation can look different for everyone, and how it looks on the [...]

By |2020-10-30T13:36:02-05:00October 30th, 2020|0 Comments

Stay strong and active with our virtual drop-in classes!

We’ve been trying to find ways to better support our dance community and contribute to the positive health and well-being of our dancers and families during these challenging times. Therefore, we’ve made a few changes to our programming to offer virtual drop-in classes to our dancers who want to keep dancing with us but can’t [...]

By |2020-10-30T13:27:52-05:00October 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Would You Like to DANCE to ADVOCATE?

If you are a DAM dancer, a DAM dancer’s sibling who dances or a volunteer who volunteers in other DAM classes and answered YES to the question above, then our Dance Ability Performance Crew classes might be a great fit for you! Our Performance Crew gathers virtually for choreography classes only, once a week, to [...]

By |2020-10-30T13:28:40-05:00October 14th, 2020|0 Comments

It’s Time to Dance with Our Performance Crew!

Our last season looked a little different for everyone, especially for our Performance Crew that didn’t get to “perform” on a stage. But nothing stopped this amazing crew from dancing together. The challenges and change sparked new creativity and our dancers performed their hearts out from home - and created our first video performance - [...]

By |2020-10-30T13:29:17-05:00October 9th, 2020|0 Comments
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