Nera started volunteering at our Mississauga location this past season. She jumped right into the role with a patient and positive attitude. Nera takes initiative by offering to help instructors and noticing when dancers may need patient encouragement or a friendly face to join the group Through her warm and welcoming smile and demeanour, Nera [...]
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. Robin began volunteering at our Mississauga location, [...]
While you’re enjoying these lovely days of Summer, take a few minutes to practise some of our “Featured Moves of the Week”! Every Monday, one of our volunteers will teach you how to perform a dance move so you can keep practising at home, improve your technique and have fun! On this week’s video, Kelly [...]
Join Miss Mallory & Miss Jade, as well as some guest teachers, for a week of virtual dance fun! WHEN: July 20th-24th from 1:00-3:00 pm WHERE: Online through Zoom! WHO: Dancers previously registered with The Dance Ability Movement, ages 13+ WHAT: A variety of dance styles and social time to connect! COST: $200 +HST For [...]
Let yourself be free and dance along with us! Check out our performance to Think by Aretha Franklin: https://youtu.be/9fWgGAwnV38 We are continuing with our #KeepDancingChallenge throughout Summer on a monthly basis since we have a great library of videos already. If you want to bring the joy of dance to your home, please visit our [...]
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! [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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: [...]