Dancing with disAbility is Canada’s first dance program tailored to meet both the physical and cognitive challenges of those living with MS, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, stroke, TBI, and other movement challenges. Our goal is to create a broad-based community bringing together a wide range of people in mutual support and common understanding.
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Dance and physical storytelling provide the perfect form of integrated physical and cognitive activity, challenging the body and the brain simultaneously. Using these techniques, which create alternative pathways in the brain, an arm that might not respond to direct command might move fluidly and gracefully by taking a different route of communication in the brain.
Music and rhythm play a huge part in stimulating neurotransmitters in the brain, the chemicals which send messages from one brain cell to the next. The movement increases oxygen and blood flow to the brain. As well, it enhances communication between right and left brain hemispheres.
Join a Dancing with disAbility class today!
Registration is always open
Thursdays 10:30am – 12:00pm
The Village of Winston Park at 695 Block Line Road, Kitchener
Tuesdays 10:30am – 12:00pm
St. James-Rosemount United Church at 171 Sherwood Avenue, Kitchener
Wednesdays 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Centreville Chicopee Community Centre at 141 Morgan Avenue, Kitchener