Let’s Boogie: Volunteers needed!

Are you available to Dance-Assist starting SPRING 2018?
Research Program: West Park, March – June 2018
Toronto Western Demo: Fri March 16th, 12:30-1:30

“Seeking Dance Volunteers/Dance Assistants for Part III of a pioneering dance study, “Let’s Boogie: Dance and Lung DiseaseIT Role: Dance Assistants, assist new dancers in pulmonary rehabilitation program, support safe entrance and exit from dance class, collaborate in dance environment and community, assist in gesture-based teaching and help instructor as needed.”


CLASSES Tues 11-12 and Fridays 11-12 or 1-2pm (TBA)
Please arrive 10 minutes before class time

Remember, we support you in creating a volunteer schedule that suits your availability, so let’s touch base and see what works best for you!

Pilot facilitated/supported by: Breathing as One – Boehringer Ingelheim Canada COPD Catalyst Grant (Canadian Lung Association); University of Toronto/West Park Healthcare Centre; Dr. Dina Brooks; Dr. Kara Patterson; Dr. Roger Goldstein; Adnan Wshah PT, MSc.,PhD Candidate ; Stacey Butler,MSc, Research Coordinator; Miriam Schacter RP, dance Intervention/danceABILITIES™, Robin McPhail Dempsey, and volunteers.

This applied-dance program includes: ballroom and social dancing, ballet, jazz, contemporary, elements of authentic movement and contact dance, collaborative choreography, mirror-work, and so on.

Excellent applied-dance and pulmonary rehab. training will be provided on-site; the pulmonary training session will teach dance volunteers/assistants about lung disease, symptoms, presentation, and impact of function. Applied-Dance training will review safety for dance clients, elements of an applied-dance program, ongoing networking opportunities and so on.

Location West Park Healthcare Centre 82 Buttonwood Ave. Toronto ON M6M 2J5, Gage Building. Car-pooling to west end from downtown is available, parking is affordable on the entrance road to the facility. It is not necessary to volunteer/assist for all classes… We support you in creating a volunteer schedule that suits your availability! A new class date page will be circulated shortly.

Volunteers with a dance, athletics or healthcare background (or dance enthusiasts of any age) are kindly encouraged to contact Miriam and Robin at danceabilitiescanada@gmail.com.

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