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. At the start of the program, parents will identify goals (physical, social, emotional) for their child to work towards during the 6 week dance session. The classes will run with a 1:2 instructor to student ratio, allowing for individualized attention and goal oriented care.
Each class with begin with an interactive activity, followed by a warm up for the students to explore their body movements. Class activities will focus on balance, strength, coordination, motor planning, flexibility, and social interaction. Throughout the classes, the students will work on a choreographed dance routine that incorporates skills learned and practiced throughout the classes. The dance will be performed at the final class.
Fall 2020 Session:
The 8-week session will run from Sunday, October 18, 2020 - Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Paediatric Physiotherapy Associates located within Variety Village (3701 Danforth Ave, Scarborough, ON M1N 2G2)
Class times: 10am-11am
*Please note, your child will be assigned to a class after completing an initial assessment (will be completed virtually).
Children must be at least 4 years old to attend this program.
The Fall session is offered in an 8 week block at a cost of $80/class ($640 for the full session).
*New students will be required to sign up for a one time 30 minute virtual assessment ($50) to allow the therapists to determine the dance class that will best fit the child's needs.
No shows will be charged $50
As this program is a therapy-based program, it will be covered by most insurance plans.