Featured move of the week – Chaine Turn!

Have you ever tried to do a Chaine Turn? Give it a try and dance along with our volunteer Natasha!* We would love to see you practising these moves at home! If you post pictures or videos on your social media channels, don’t forget to tag us and use the hashtag: #DanceMoveOfTheWeek   *Please note [...]

By |2020-08-10T13:34:43-05:00August 10th, 2020|0 Comments

Congratulations Nera Gilbert on being selected as our July 2020 Volunteer of the Month!

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 [...]

By |2020-08-05T10:26:32-05:00August 5th, 2020|0 Comments

Featured move of the week – Box Step!

This week our volunteer Saba will show you how to do the Box Step*. Just follow along and have fun! We would love to see you practising these moves at home! If you post pictures or videos on your social media channels, don’t forget to tag us and use the hashtag: #DanceMoveOfTheWeek   *Please note [...]

By |2020-08-05T10:08:11-05:00August 4th, 2020|0 Comments

Featured Move of the Week – SKIP!

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 [...]

By |2020-07-13T18:45:07-05:00July 13th, 2020|0 Comments

VIRTUAL VIBES Summer Camp: July 20th-24th from 1:00-3:00 pm!

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 [...]

By |2020-07-13T18:41:15-05:00July 13th, 2020|0 Comments

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