DMTAC Professional Exchange Weekend

The Ottawa Dance/Movement Therapy community invites you to join us in a weekend of community building within our profession. We welcome practitioners, students, mentors, supervisors and teachers.

Our goal is to provide a sharing of knowledge, questions, and enrichment between colleagues at various stages of education, development, and professional experience. Continue reading “DMTAC Professional Exchange Weekend”

Taking up space with Jessica Houghton (DMT)

When: November 3rd, 1:00-3:00pm
Where: The Healing Collective, 2005 Danforth Ave
How much: $40

Workshop description:

For many of us, making ourselves smaller – through physically taking up less space, not speaking up in a group, or valuing the needs of others over our own – is a strategy that we use to help us cope with conflict, power imbalances, stress, and challenging relationship dynamics. Continue reading “Taking up space with Jessica Houghton (DMT)”

Dance Assistants and Volunteers Sought for “Groove-D”

OCT 22nd – DEC 12th 2018 is looking for volunteer dance assistants!

FUNDED BY: Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian – Partnership for Stroke Recovery and IN PARTNERSHIP with: Miriam Schacter, danceABILITIES(tm); LEAD INVESTIGATORS: Dr. Kara Patterson, Dr. Dina Brooks; RESEARCH COORDINATOR: Aaron Wallace LOCATION: U of T Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation Sciences Centre, 500 University Avenue at Dundas Street West.

THE DANCE : The GROOVE-D feasibility study will offer “live-streaming” and “in-person” group dance classes. Dance genres include ballroom (latin styles and waltz), social dancing, ballet, jazz, contemporary, elements of authentic movement and contact dance, collaborative choreography, mirror-work, and so on. Continue reading “Dance Assistants and Volunteers Sought for “Groove-D””

Witness to the Dance: Exploring the Dance of Self and Others Through Dance/Movement Therapy with Patricia Capello

Saturday October 27th, 1:00-4:00pm
York University, Accolade East Building – Studio c, Room 253
$50 General admission, $40 students/financial needs
Limited space – Register now!

“What is our personal story? Who have we been, who are we now, and who will we be?”

This 3-hour workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to explore their personal “stories” through dance and movement. These true expressions of self are the basis of our ability to relate to others with honesty and openness. The underlying principles of Dance/Movement Therapy will be illustrated through individual, dyadic, and small and large group experientials. Continue reading “Witness to the Dance: Exploring the Dance of Self and Others Through Dance/Movement Therapy with Patricia Capello”

Auditions for the Alternate Route DMT training in Montreal

The National Centre for Dance Therapy has announced the audition dates for the Alternate Route training program. The auditions will take place on September 22nd and 23rd at the Edifice Wilder Space Dance.

For more details and to register your interest in the training, which will be offered in July 2019, July 2020 and July 2021, or to partake in the introductory workshop being offered before the auditions, visit