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What's New At DWP!


Ontario Brain Institute Evaluation Update. 


DWP,  along with the Evaluators from The Centre of Complex Health Interventions have successfully completed a one year evaluation funded by the Ontario Brain Institute

The purpose of this evaluation was to develop a deeper understanding of the mechanisms through which the program impacts the lives of DWP participants and their caregivers.  

Enjoy the evaluation video created by the Ontario Brain Institute Team.

Dancing with Parkinson's Evaluation Video


DWP presents at The Conference Board of Canada's Healthy Brain Conference


On March 2nd 2016, Sarah Robichaud, founder of DWP has been invited to speak at the Healthy Brain Conference held in Toronto, highlighting Healthy Active Living and Brain Health in Older Adults. This conference spotlights programs and activities that are making a difference in the quality of life and well being of older adults. Guests in attendance will include researchers, those in the medical field, caregivers, as well as the private and public sector attendees. 

To register for this years event please click here. Register for The Healthy Brain Conference


Canadian Living Magazine shout out!


We are proud to announce this March, Sarah Robichaud is featured in The Canadian Living magazine in an article profiling six Canadian Superheros improving the lives of people in their communities and beyond.

University of Toronto Physiotherapy Research Paper

 
Dancing with Parkinson's was thrilled to be asked to be part of a research study executed by the Physiotherapy department of the University of Toronto.
To read the full published article please click here:


Thank you, Koffler Gallery 


DWP would like to thank the Koffler Arts Gallery for hosting our dance students this past November for an informative and interactive afternoon of dance and creation. Thank you to Isabel Rocamora for the inspiring and thought provoking art installation. 


DWP volunteer opportunities available


Dancing With Parkinson's is on the look out for volunteers, in and outside of the classroom. From hands on Dance Assistants to behind the scenes help with fundraising, promoting awareness and day to day operations. Please contact us if you are interested in joining the DWP team. 

Volunteer contact form

 

 Classes in the GTA


We currently have six DWP locations running across the GTA and invite you to browse our locations page for a class near you! 


DWP and NBS partner for demo classes throughout Ontario


Sarah Robichaud, DWP's founder has provided mentorship to the  National Ballet School's PD dance program for the past two years.

Most recently the school and DWP have partnered with the PD society to offer demo classes in over six rural communities in North Western Ontario with a goal to raise awareness of the benefits of dancing with PD and potential expansion to these areas.