Adaptadance™ (6-11 yrs)
Dance For All!
The Adaptadance™ program is for children who are neurodivergent, such as those with autism and other neurological or sensory processing disorders, or children who may benefit from the structure, smaller class size, and specialized curriculum.This Adaptadance™ program is focused on conceptual dance education, and Anne Green Gilbert’s BrainDance research providing a strong foundation of creative movement where dance concepts are explored weekly. Creative dance, imagination, and expression are combined with developmentally appropriate movement, music, and dance technique to create a class that is fun for all! Dancers and their caregivers explore a variety of music genres and props to develop their dance ability. Teachers will also work with dancers on classroom routine and etiquette, taking turns, and working with others.
We have received a grant from the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) Reaching Each and Every One: A Community Sport Intervention Program.
Adaptadance™ is now unparented: Teacher Meg and respite staff will allow us to have a 3:1 ratio in the class. Parents and Caregivers, if you would still prefer to attend class with your child, you are more than welcome to.
Program will be 50% subsidized: You will first register for the session at full price. Every week when you attend class, you will then receive 50% of your class as credit or refund. We will provide the amount of credit or refund at the end of Spring Session. Class credit can then be used for the next session.
We understand that children are not always able to attend due to illness or vacation. Please simply let us know of your absence in advance in the BAND. You will then receive your 50% credit/refund of the class. By letting us know in advance, it will allow others on the waitlist to attend as a drop-in. If we are able to fill the spot in time, you will receive 100% in class credit/refund.
Ce projet a été rendu possible grâce au gouvernement du Canada par l’entremise de l’initiative Le sport communautaire pour tous. Éliminer les obstacles et augmenter les taux de participation au sport chez les populations sous-représentées sont en tête des priorités du governement du Canada.
- Comfortable clothing eg. leggings and a t-shirt).
- ballet/jazz shoes or indoor running shoes
- Hair pulled back
- Water bottle
Registrations can be completed online or in person at the studio or over the phone (provided you already have an account with J'Adore Dance). Payment must be received at the time of registration.
Prorating: Prorating class registration fees will not begin until week 5 of the session. Registering for a class before week 5, you are eligible for 3 make-ups to be used in any of our sessional programming within the current session. Please note that prorated classes and make-up classes are subject to availability.
Registrations cancelled before the first class are subject to a $25+GST administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after the start date of the class, however, we will issue credit (minus the $25+GST administrative fee) valid for 12 months from the start date of the canceled program if the registration is canceled before the third class of the session. No refunds or credit will be granted after the start of the third class other than for serious illness or injury with medical documentation provided. Cancellation requests must be received in writing (email@example.com) and can only be processed by management. Credits are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Meg grew up in a household steeped in dance and music. She started highland dancing at the age of 3 and competed until the age of 24. Bagpiping went hand-in-hand with her dance career, and from the age of 7 she lived, breathed, and worked for dance and music. Meg has taught music, dance, and music leadership training programs for 10 years to students in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Northwestern Ontario, and created and ran a music training curriculum to assist young instructors to acheive their goals of teaching by running a school of music under qualified music teachers.
More recently, she has run Marguerite Daun Dance in Winnipeg from 2014 to September of 2016 offering Intellidance® classes and adapting Intellidance® curriculum for inclusive dance education, specifically for children with Autism. With Deaf Culture and Language and Special Needs Education Assistant Certificates, Meg has worked with a variety of pre-school and school-aged children in preschool daycare, out of school care and school settings and has experience working with students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Autistic, and supporting students with Learning Disabilities, Behavioural Disabilities, Autism, Down Syndrome and a variety of special needs including medical needs. She has also worked as a Home Facilitator (PUF) with the Disability Services team for the Sturgeon Public School Division and is enjoying being back in the classroom as a PUF EA. She is excited to be a part of the J'Adore team!