The Dynamic OT Role at the DAM: Supporting the Instructors and the Community

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. In [...]

By |2021-08-26T15:14:06-05:00August 26th, 2021|0 Comments

The Dynamic OT Role at the DAM: Building the Capacity of Volunteers

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. In [...]

By |2021-08-10T13:59:18-05:00August 10th, 2021|0 Comments

The Dynamic OT Role at the DAM: Supporting Classes using a Universal Design, and Targeted Team 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. In [...]

By |2021-08-05T15:24:45-05:00August 5th, 2021|0 Comments

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|1 Comment

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

Meet the Recipients of the 2020-2021 Volunteer Commitment Appreciation Award!

More than connecting with our dancers, our volunteers play an important role in inspiring and helping them participate in our dance program to the best of their abilities. As a way to recognize our volunteers’ efforts and show how much we appreciate them, every year we run our Volunteer Commitment Appreciation Award. The award is [...]

By |2021-07-09T15:37:41-05:00July 9th, 2021|0 Comments

Join us in congratulating Sarah McLennan for being recognized as our 2020-2021 Volunteer of the Year!

The Volunteer of the Year award is presented to a volunteer who has consistently gone above and beyond in their role, has been an exemplary role model sharing their passion for dance, and demonstrates the values of The Dance Ability Movement by helping us build our dance community. Sarah began volunteering at our Mississauga location, [...]

By |2021-06-24T14:28:46-05:00June 24th, 2021|0 Comments

Dancing Together to Keep Our Moods Lifted and Our Dreams Big!

Although this year felt a little upside down, there's a lot to be grateful for as well. 2020 was a year of unpredictable changes, uncertainties, and unknowns but it was also a year for finding the strength of our community and the power of dance to keep us connected and moving together. We have been [...]

By |2020-12-11T16:18:59-05:00December 24th, 2020|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
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