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

Congratulations Amy Davis on being February’s volunteer of the month!

Amy was nominated by one of our DAM instructors for going above and beyond. She came to us through a school program where she is working on learning more about how dance and Occupational Therapy (OT) can come together to spread inclusion to more places. Her FUTURE as an OT has given her a unique [...]

By |2021-03-08T15:57:44-05:00March 8th, 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

2020 World Occupational Therapy Day – Interview with Miss Jade!

We are wrapping up our 2020 World OT Day celebration posts with an interview with Miss Jade, one of the co-founders of The Dance Ability Movement, who is also an OT! Thank you to our DAM OTs and all OTs around the world for making a difference in the lives of many! How you’ve been [...]

By |2020-10-31T12:31:51-05:00October 31st, 2020|0 Comments

2020 World Occupational Therapy Day – Interview with Miss Mallory!

Our 2020 World OT Day celebration is coming to an end! Today, you will know more about the Ryan sisters, founders of The Dance Ability Movement, who are also OTs! Check out Miss Mallory’s interview below and stay tuned for Miss Jade’s post. How you’ve been reimagining participation in occupations throughout your career? Throughout my [...]

By |2020-10-30T14:12:49-05:00October 31st, 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

2020 World Occupational Therapy Day – Interview with Miss Mara!

In this post, as part of our 2020 World OT Day celebration, we would like to recognize Miss Mara, one of our new OTs who joined our team this season! We hope you enjoy it! Don’t miss tomorrow’s interviews with Miss Amanda and Miss Nadia! How you’ve been reimagining participation in occupations throughout your career? [...]

By |2020-10-29T11:09:06-05:00October 29th, 2020|0 Comments

2020 World Occupational Therapy Day – Interview with Miss Elyse!

Continuing with our 2020 World OT Day celebration posts, today we are sharing with you an interview with Miss Elyse, one of our wonderful OTs! We hope you enjoy it! Stay tuned for the next interviews! How you’ve been reimagining participation in occupations throughout your career? To me, being an occupational therapist means using a [...]

By |2020-10-30T13:27:04-05:00October 28th, 2020|0 Comments
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