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 firstname.lastname@example.org.