Les Grands Ballets Canadiens’ unique and innovative holistic approach to dance laid the foundations for the National Centre for Dance Therapy (NCDT), an organization that champions the many benefits of dance. With the centre’s creation, the value of well-being joined the ranks of the company’s basic values, alongside excellence, risk-taking, openness and inclusion, and complements its wish to give back to the community.
The NCDT in Numbers
Nearly 900 people have benefited from the NCDT’s services since its creation in 2017.
40 facilitators have trained or are training in dance therapy with the NCDT.
65 projects have been launched since its creation.
20 specific needs are addressed, including Down syndrome, autism, mental health, intellectual disabilities, Parkinson’s disease, physical disabilities, aging, dementia, etc.