On Tuesday, February 21, 2023, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
How can you structure a workshop for neurodiverse children? How can you adapt to their needs and skills to foster a space where they can blossom?
During this experiential workshop, Émilie Barrette and Élysa Côté-Séguin will present tools and exercises to structure an adapted dance session for neurodiverse children. Inspired by their professional experiences, Émilie and Élysa will explain how dance movements can be based on the abilities and strengths of each participant, thus improving mobility and body awareness. Through constant awareness of their participants, on a sensorial, behavioural and language level, to better understand their needs and movement preferences, the duo offers children a space where they can learn new movements, discover the rhythm of the music and explore their emotions.
During this training workshop, participants will warm up with a sequence developed by Émilie and Élysa, based on Ann Gilbert’s Brain Dance, and will then engage in some adapted dance exercises, and will learn how to prepare the space and the class schedule to ensure the success of the program.
This event is presented by the National Centre for Dance Therapy and supported by the RBC Foundation. It is dedicated to all the dance professionals, dance therapists, educators and practitioners who want to offer adapted dance sessions to neurodiverse children.