Covid19 has changed our world, triggering widespread and sudden adaptation of practices to online environments. Dance professionals, in both therapeutic and educational settings, have responded to these circumstances with innovation, creativity and care.
Combining best practices from community health, higher education, and research, Rebecca Barnstaple shares how responding to the needs and parameters of a post-Covid world has shaped the evolution of her work as a dance therapist and educator. With examples from her personal experience and that of colleagues, this webinar offers insight, tips, and techniques for teaching adapted classes or offering dance therapy online, as well as in hybrid (mixed online/live) environments. From tech to teaching to touch, Rebecca will cover a range of topics and conclude with a group discussion and questions.
This event is presented by the National Centre for Dance Therapy and supported by the RBC Foundation. It is dedicated to dance professionals, dance therapists and health professionals offering movement-based interventions virtually.
Duration: 1h webinar followed by a 30-minute Q&A period.
Language: the webinar will be presented in French.
Recording: the webinar will be recorded and will be later available on our blog.
Price: the webinar is free of charge, but registration is required.
We encourage everyone to join with their cameras on and ready to engage. Small discussion groups will be created!
Rebecca Barnstaple is a post-doctoral fellow and course director for Dance Studies at York University in Toronto. A graduate of the National Centre for Dance Therapy at Les Grands Ballets (NCDT 2015), she provides dance-therapy based programs for people with chronic pain and Parkinson's disease through Chigamik Community Health Centre in Ontario via hybrid and virtual methods. She is also a core instructor for IMPROVment, an organisation providing movement-based interventions for brain and body health at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem (North Carolina, USA), and now also online! Rebecca is a member of the steering committee of Dance Movement Therapy Ontario, the Research and Practice committee of the American Dance Therapy association, and the Groupe d'intérêt scientifique of the NCDT.