ALL Abilities Dance Classes


THD’s NEW All Abilities Dance program is inclusive for children and adults with developmental and physical special needs.  Our objective is to provide a safe space where everyone is welcome to experience the joy of dance. Classes will allow the participants to explore a variety of styles of dance including ballet, modern stage, jazz, and creative movement.  Absolutely no experience or skill required! Participants who require one-to-one support must provide their own assistant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dance provides many benefits. Here are just a few:

  • Physical exercise and movement.
  • Increases strength, balance and coordination.
  • Provides an emotional outlet through artistic expression.
  • Motor skills.
  • Dance fosters communication skills.
  • Make new friends!

 

Adult (16+) – All Abilities Dance

Session Dates: April 9th to May 14th

Class day/time: Tuesday 1:15-2:00pm

Class Attire: Comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement. Barefoot or socks.

Cost: This is a free program thanks to Triple Heat Dance and Triple Heat Dance Parent Advisory Society fundraising.

 

Instructor: Michelle Hillier (RAD-RTS | B.Ed) Michelle, co-owner of Triple Heat Dance, is a classically trained ballet dancer who studied Royal Academy of Dance and Cecchetti methods of ballet at the National Ballet School of Canada and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School’s Professional Division. Michelle also trained in acting, voice and stage dance in Toronto at the Randolph College for the Performing Arts and the Equity Showcase Theatre. Michelle received a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia and has taught kindergarten through to grade 12. Michelle is a registered and certified ballet teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance, Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) and Silver Swans Licensee. Michelle makes it a professional priority to participate in yearly continuing professional development activities in order to ensure she is up to date on current teaching practices. Having taught dance for over 30 years, Michelle is a thoughtful instructor who seeks to develop new programs that nurture each students creativity and provides the opportunity for ALL to enjoy dance.

 

 

Tots/Children (ages 1-5) –  All Abilities Dance

Session Dates: April 11th to May 16th

Class day/time: Thursday  10:15-11:00am

Class Attire: Comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement. Barefoot or socks.Cost: $48 for the 6 week session 

 

Instructor: Candice Woloshyn is a triple threat with over 25 years of performance and teaching experience.  She graduated from the University of Alberta with a BFA in acting and went on to work in Toronto for several years before making her way back to BC.  During the time she taught in Vancouver, her choreography won multiple awards and her students were praised for their ability to physicalize emotion.  Candice directed several Rainbow Youth productions, ran the musical theatre program at Defy Gravity Dance and is currently the drama teacher at Gaglardi Academy.  After the birth of her youngest son her eye were opened to the world of children with varying abilities and she is passionate about making dance accessible to everyone who has a heart to move.  Candice is excited to work with your child in our new All Abilities Dance program.

 

Registration opens March 1st. To register visit the Triple Heat Dance Website tripleheatdance.com and log in to the portal. Alternatively,  email info@tripleheatdance.com c/o Michelle Hillier who will get back to you right away with a questionnaire, waiver and welcome email!

 

LOCATION:

Triple Heat Dance – Academy of Performing Arts

#3-2364 Rosewall Cr., Courtenay BC, V9N 8R9

250-338-1313