Dance workshops for all ages and abilities

These virtual classes from the National Centre for Dance Therapy are for people of all abilities

Dance workshops for all ages and abilities

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Carve out some dance space at home because the kids might want to get in on this action.

This winter, The National Centre for Dance Therapy is offering a series of five virtual workshops open to people of all ages, skill levels, and all abilities (with or without physical or motor handicaps and/or mild intellectual disabilities. Hosted by dancer, choreographer, and motivational entertainer Luca Lazylegz Patuelli, the workshops will appeal to those looking for ways to move creatively.

Each workshop will have a different focus and participants will benefit from increased self-awareness, motor skills, mobility, muscle coordination, and self-confidence.

“Participants will explore different and new ways to move, becoming aware of all that their body can accomplish and challenge its limits creatively. Working both on an individual basis and at a group level, this class will make sure everyone can achieve their goal,” Patuelli said.

The five workshops include:

    • Body Awareness, January 31, 2021
    • Movement in Space, February 28, 2021
    • Levels, March 28, 2021
    • Strength, April 25, 2021
    • Presence, May 30, 2021

Registration:

The workshops take place on Zoom, on the last Sunday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. And because part of the fun of dance classes is being able to hang out with your friends afterwards, the last 15 minutes of each workshop are set aside for questions and freestyle sessions, while allowing participants to socialize and continue learning.

Each workshop costs $15 and you can sign up by clicking here.

Younger students are welcome to participate, as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian and are able to follow the class. Between workshops, dancers will be able to work on challenges created by Lazylegz to keep them motivated throughout the month.

About the NCDT

The National Centre for Dance Therapy (NCDT), is a division of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and since opening in 2013 has been dedicated to the promotion of dance/movement therapy. It offers various classes in adapted dance and dance therapy for people with special needs such as creative dance for children 4-8, and ballet for those 9-17. In light of government restrictions, at the moment all classes are offered online only.

For more information, visit grandsballets.com/en/national-centre-for-dance-therapy/