5 Day DanceAbility Intensive

For those of you interested in facilitating accessible dance classes, there will be a 5 day training intensive in June facilitated by DanceAbility Master Teacher Michelle Silagy. You can find more details below, or by visiting their Eventbrite page. 

Learn to provide a supportive atmosphere for people with and without disabilities to explore the joy and beauty of communicating through the language of dance and movement.

Sunday June 24th 11:00am – 5:00pm;
Monday June 25th through Thursday June 28th 9:30am – 4:00 pm

Canada’s National Ballet School of Toronto
400 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2G6

Early Bird $300 plus HST | Early Bird Deadline: June 8th, 2018.
Regular $320 plus HST | Registration Deadline: June 20th, 2018.
Cancellation fees $50.00 until June 17th 2018.

Payment required to save your spot

5-Day DanceAbility Intensives, teach basic DanceAbility exercises and theory for immediate application by dance educators, teachers, therapists, and dancers, who want to share movement improvisation and/or mixed-abilities inclusive dance in their communities. Participants learn how to present the DanceAbility® method of inclusive dance—a comprehensive approach based on structured movement improvisation. This method is an ideal way for people without disabilities and with various mental and physical abilities to meet on common ground where creativity is based on equality, not on specific skills. DanceAbility dissolves barriers between disabled and able-bodied people and facilitates deep, meaningful communication among practitioners. Inclusive dance helps people from very diverse backgrounds experience the art of being together. The course is open to dance educators and anyone who wants to teach inclusive dance, or who is interested in an immersion in the DanceAbility® method. Students will receive a certificate of completion and a teaching guide (DanceAbility handbook) with over 40 exercises and detailed notes from each day’s material. While many who take these intensives are professionals, non-professionals and people with no prior dance experience are also welcome.

The DanceAbility method has been developed over 30 years, by Eugene dance artist Alito Alessi. He has been recognized as a Guggenheim Fellow for this work and his dance company has been awarded National Endowment for the Arts awards and other major recognitions.

The training includes the following:

  • Foundational exercises introducing basic concepts of movement improvisation for people of all abilities, based on things that all participants can do;
  • How to guide people to be aware of their potential for movement and for communication;
  • Movement explorations and games for individuals, partners, and small-to- and large groups;
  • How groups can create their own performance work;
  • How to lead small groups work in self-directing small groups, to co-shape create short dance pieces;
  • Integration of Contact Improvisation Principles,: learning to improvise using physical contact.

For more details visit the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/5-day-danceability-intensive-by-danceability-master-teacher-michelle-silagy-tickets-46232129544

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