Kingston School of Dance / Movement & Wellness Series 2021

Our new series of master workshops and classes is dedicated to the promotion of dance/movement therapy. The series combines clinical research and training with therapeutic applications, and aims to improve the over-all well-being of individuals through the benefits of dance.

 

Wellness Workshops

Movement to Enhance Learning and Memory       January 17th   1:00-2:30        Amy Booth

Learn about the benefits of dancing through the lifespan through this experiential workshop.  Participants will explore movement exercises that challenge the brain and body, while having fun and being creative.   We will spend some time looking at Anne Green Gilbert's methodology and benefits of learning the "Brain Dance" and take part in gentle guided improvisation.  Safe for all types of movers and chairs will be provided for those who may not be comfortable standing. $25.00

 

“Brain Dance” for KIDS      January 31st                1:00-2:30pm    Amy Booth

Get your brain ready to learn with this workshop that will introduce a basic understanding of developmental movement patterns.  Participants will be led through these fundamental patterns in a fun, creative movement class suitable for all ages.  We will also spend some time learning the “brain dance”, which is a movement series

developed and promoted by renowned dance educator Anne Green Gilbert.  Practicing the “Brain Dance” may help individuals connect their body, movement and sensory experiences with their mind, allowing for a calm attentive state which can benefit their learning experience.  $25.00

 

Don't forget to Dance/ Dance for people living with Dementia   February 14th 1:00-1:45 pm   Amy Booth & Laura Scott

Join us for a seated dance and music experience specifically created for individuals living with dementia and their care partners.  We will explore familiar songs and remember how fun it is to freely move to music.  Participants can enjoy the opportunity of finding new ways to connect to one another and find ways to incorporate these activities into everyday life.   A variety of props and instruments will be used to enhance, support and encourage participants to find creative ways to move.  $15.00

 

Adapted Hip Hop Dance                  February 28th, 2021   1:00-2:00 Erin Thompson

This hip hop dance workshop is geared toward adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities.   It will combine strategies to improve motor control, mobility, and balance while encouraging fun, inclusion, and expression through movement and song. $20.00

 

Dance for Individuals living with Parkinson's Disease   March 14th   1:00-2:30pm   Amy Booth

Dance classes for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease provide an enjoyable, creative and safe environment for participants, their care partners, family and friends. Based on the Dance for PD® program developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, this class is appropriate for anyone with PD, no matter how advanced. No dance experience is required. In chairs, at a barre or standing, participants will explore elements of modern dance, ballet, folk and social dancing in a non-pressured, stimulating, and creative environment.  $20.00

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370 King Street West Unit 303
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K7L 2X4
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Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 12:00pm
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613-548-8272