DWP SPECIAL EVENTS, PARTNERSHIPS AND PROGRAMS
DWP's Arts Partnership & DWP Dance Workshop
DWP is excited to announce our community partnership with the Koffler Centre of the Arts. Our next experiential workshop will be a collaboration with the Ghazaleh Avarzamani: Never Never Land Art Installation Exhibition
and will take place on February 27 from 11am to 1pm.
DWP's Third Intergenerational Dance Project:
BRIDGING GENERATIONS THROUGH DANCE
DWP is thrilled to announce that thanks to The New Horizons For Seniors Program and the Ontario Arts Council we will be embarking on our 3rd Intergenerational Dance Project “Bridging Generations Through Dance”.
This project brings our DWP dancers together with young dancers from the School of CCDT to create an original piece of dance and art that will be shown to the public on February 24th 2019 at Daniel Spectrum Theatre.
Dance to Change the World, The Foundation & The Flash Mob
The mission of Dance2Change The World® is to bring positive change to the world through a global movement of social healing that builds community across cultures and belief systems.
Dance2Change The World® Goals:
Foster INTERFAITH harmony across different faith groups of the world through various aspects and expressions of dance and choreography.
Encourage greater INTERGENERATIONAL connection between people of all ages and stages through insights, shared dance experiences, and fun activities.
Cultivate INTERCULTURAL exchanges between music, art, and dance to create compelling media; it is inclusive and brings healing to social issues.
The generous Dance2Change The World Foundation has selected Dancing With Parkinson's as one of its beneficiaries for funds raised through their efforts. We are so grateful to partner with this amazing organization!
On November 5th, we participated in the Dance2Change Flash Mob in their efforts to join the Guiness Book of World Records, and bring attention to their fantastic cause! Thanks to all the DWP folks who came out and supported the event with us!
Muir Foundation hosts charity golf tournament for DWP!
Thank you to Muir Sales and the Muir foundation for hosting the 3rd annual DWP Charity golf tournament.
We all had an amazing time and even the golfers were dancing!
Thank you to the event staff, volunteers and attendees for helping to keep our dancers dancing.
(R to L) John Bender DWP student, Jackie Bender ( Board Member ) Sarah Robichaud and Don Robichaud
Graham Muir, Marie Muir
DWP at the Brain Bonanza Exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature
On June 9th 2018, DWP had the opportunity to present demo classes at the Canadian Museum of Nature in association with The Ontario Brain Institute’s Brain Bonanza exhibition. Both, Sarah Robichaud (Founder of DWP) and Lhara Eben (DWP Instructor) had so much fun showcasing the work that DWP does every day. DWP would like to extend a big thanks to the Ontario Brain Institute and the Canadian Museum of Nature for hosting an intellectual, interactive and stimulating event which helped showcase the research, neurotech and interactive activities related to brain health from the Ontario neuroscience community.
First International Symposium on Dance and Wellbeing!
On May 25th 2018, our Founder, Sarah Robichaud, along with her fellow instructors, Miriam Schacter and Robin Dempsey, presented an experiential workshop at the First International Symposium on Dance and Wellbeing hosted by Les Grands Ballet Canadiens in Montreal.
DWP at The Victory Summit
On October 14th 2017, Sarah Robichaud got the whole crowd of 700 dancing at the Victory Summit conference!
The conference is an international event that provides an opportunity for everyone to learn about the most up to date advancements in Parkinson’s related matters and connect with others to share their stories.
Sarah Robichaud speaks at ‘Healing in the Arts’ talk at UHN April 28th
On April 28th 2017, our executive director Sarah Robichaud delivered a talk to patients, families and the medical community about the healing benefits of Dancing with Parkinson’s at Western Hospital.
The whole audience had a chance to experience the joy of moving to music!
DWP’s Intergenerational Project 2017
Thank you to The New Horizons for Seniors Program and The Toronto Arts Council for making the DWP Intergenerational Dance Project 2017 a huge Success!.
Visit the Intergenerational Dance Project website for more information!
Our Founder Sarah helps out a First Nation Community with Dance! Pikangikum First Nation Intergenerational Dance Project
In the 2017 School Year our Founder, Sarah Robichaud, took many of the DWP methods to a very underserved First Nation community in crisis. The result was a stunning performance for the community on June 7th, 2017. The piece was based on the personal stories of the seven sacred teachings.
Read Toronto Star Article.
DWP was so honoured and grateful Dr. Norman Doidge and John Pepper for coming to present to the DWP dancers about the neuroplasticity benefits associated with exercise! Dr. Doidge is a bestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself and The Brains Way of Healing. He chronicles working with John Pepper who after 40 years of living with PD has managed to minimize many of his symptoms due to a method he refers to as 'conscious walking'. Our students were all very intrigued and inspired to continue to move and stay active in a conscious way.
Norman Doidge and John Pepper Present to 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
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.
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.