Dual Therapy’s Functional Dance Classes for children are run by a Registered Occupational Therapist and a Registered Physiotherapist, both with extensive background in dance and working with children. The goal of the program is to help children achieve therapeutic functional goals through dance and movement while in a fun, inclusive group setting.
If your child loves music and dancing, however requires extra attention and support, this program would be a great fit!
The use of dance as therapy is an emerging topic of study in the rehabilitation sciences. Besides the fitness element dance has to offer, there is evolving evidence that dance can provide individuals with social, physical, and cognitive benefits, in addition to emotional and behavioural functions, which traditional therapy may not provide.
Alison (Ali) Schwartz is a Registered Occupational Therapist who received her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto. Alison has experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses, as well as with individuals of all ages in the neurological population.
Lindsey Schwartz is a Registered Physiotherapist who received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. Lindsey has a passion for working with individuals in the neurological and musculoskeletal populations and has experience working with children and adults in these populations.