The offer of services in institutions makes up the better part of the work of the National Centre for Dance Therapy.
Since 2013 the Centre has developed over 80 partnerships with institutions in the academic, community, social, health care and cultural sectors. Thanks to those collaborations, more than 1,100 people have benefited from dance-therapy and adapted-dance treatments. Among the people reached: geriatrics, eating disorders, autism, Down’s syndrome, depression, intellectual disabilities, Parkinson disease, caregivers, chronic pain, mental health, and more.
Further to a diagnosis of the institution’s needs, representatives of the Centre propose a modality (dance therapy or adapted dance) that meets the established needs, as well as profiles of therapists suggested depending on the clientele served and the desired skills. All programs begin with an introductory workshop custom-designed for the partner’s professionals, therapists and employees. Next, a program is designed for a determined period (from 12 weeks to a year), according to the various availabilities. Assessment meetings frame the projects so that services provided are continually improved. The NCDT takes responsibility for all the management functions of the project.
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Our projects would not be possible without the support of our partners, whose passion and energy allow us to create tailored projects for our members. Since 2013, we have worked with over 80 partners, including community and cultural organizations, health institutions, schools and universities.
We believe that the development of the dance therapy field in Canada has to be accompanied by research studies in the benefits of dance. Research projects allow us to get some published archives and data, appropriate to Quebec and Canada’s contexts and organizations. Therefore, many of our projects allow researchers and students from different universities to collect data on dance.
A community investment project led by McGill University, whose objective is to improve the quality of life of people living with Alzheimer’s and related disorders and their carers.
A unique multidisciplinary project, financed by Quebec Research Centre, bringing together seven research projects on dance interventions with various populations (sedentary seniors, children with cerebral palsy, adults with Parkinson’s and women who have experienced homelessness).
Teenagers with eating disorders
Patients in the mental health unit for women serving a federal sentence
Students with mental health issues and communication issues
Primary and secondary students with a moderate intellectual disability or multiple disabilities and with behaviour and learning issues
Patient who had suffered from a stroke in the 30 days preceding the beginning of the project
Seniors with no specific health issues
The Research Advisory Group is an interdisciplinary team of researchers who collaborate to the NCDT research project or who are involved more generally in research projects in the field of dance and well-being. Its members advise the NCDT on all matters concerning research and strategy.
In the perspective of sharing expertise and knoweldge, the National Centre for Dance Therapy has organized many scientific events, thus positioning itself as a leader in the field of dance and well-being.
It is thanks to the generosity of our donors that we can develop dance interventions programs and thus contribute to the well-being of our community. Your support allows us to finance our operations and create projects that are accessible to everyone.