Our Virtual Summer Dance classes are a great way to stay FIT and have FUN with FRIENDS and FAMILY!

Click on the image to see Class Schedules, Tuition Fees and Special Discounts! Weekly dance classes will be facilitated on Zoom by one of our team members, and taught by our qualified instructors. All classes are inclusive and seated adaptations will be modelled. Classes start the week of July 6th and run for [...]

By |2020-06-26T11:39:35-05:00June 26th, 2020|0 Comments

Pathways and Resources for Engagement and Participation: How to integrate evidence into practice

This week, Tori McQuat will be sharing her story about her time with the Dance Ability Movement and what she has done to improve service delivery at the Dance Ability Movement. Hi everyone! My name is Tori McQuat and I am a second year Occupational Therapy student at the University of Toronto. Originally, I had [...]

By |2020-06-17T11:37:03-05:00June 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Communication & Expression – Staying Connected Through Dance

My name is Mara and I am an occupational therapy student from the University of Toronto!  For the past eight weeks, I have been working with Mallory and Jade along with three other students to complete our third fieldwork placement.  I was ecstatic when I learned I had been matched with the Dance Ability Movement!  [...]

By |2020-06-12T10:40:09-05:00June 12th, 2020|0 Comments

What is good for some dancers, is good for all! A student occupational therapist’s perspective on universal design.

Throughout my two years as an occupational therapy student, I have learned the importance of creating an inclusive classroom and allowing individuals of all abilities to have a chance to participate in any activity they enjoy. As occupational therapists, we understand the importance that activities have on an individual’s wellbeing and mental health – each [...]

By |2020-06-08T10:49:25-05:00June 8th, 2020|0 Comments

Volunteering can advance your career!

We all learn at school that everyone has to be treated fairly, to have equal opportunities and to feel part of a community. However, we often don’t truly and fully understand the meaning of these words until we live them. Volunteer work brings students this opportunity. It helps them develop new skills, become more empathetic [...]

By |2020-06-05T14:04:24-05:00June 5th, 2020|0 Comments

Double recognition for the Volunteer of the Month for May: Congratulations to Abigail MacDonald and Estelle Tang!

CONGRATULATIONS to Abigail MacDonald and Estelle Tang on being selected as Volunteers’ of the Month for May 2020! Find below how they have been helping us to keep our community connected and thriving! Abigail MacDonald - Ballare Studio Dance This is Abigail's first year volunteering with The Dance Ability Movement at our Ancaster location, Ballare Studio [...]

By |2020-06-05T13:52:49-05:00June 4th, 2020|0 Comments

#KeepDancingChallenge – Week 11: Are you ready for some tunes this week?

Are you ready for some tunes? Grab an instrument to dance along with this week’s #KeepDancingChallenge! This week we have a song by Walk Off the Earth “Gang of Rhythm”. Many thanks to everyone who submitted a video! We loved to see your creativity and positive energy! Check out the video on our YouTube channel: [...]

By |2020-06-05T12:46:43-05:00June 4th, 2020|0 Comments

Making the Connection: A Student Occupational Therapist Perspective

As a student occupational therapist, one of the main concepts that have been instilled in me is the profound impact that engaging in meaningful activities has on one’s health and wellbeing. When you break down this idea, it truly does make sense as our lives are made up of doing things we like, or need [...]

By |2020-05-29T08:58:31-05:00May 29th, 2020|0 Comments

#KeepDancingChallenge – Week 10: Feels like home when we are dancing with you!

The dance studio has always been like a second home to us. Now that we are not able to be physically together, we felt so honoured being welcomed into your home so we can keep dancing virtually. Let's keep dancing this week at home to the choreography our dancers and volunteers have put together to [...]

By |2020-05-29T08:36:15-05:00May 26th, 2020|0 Comments