Diversity ~ Accessibility ~ Non-Judgment ~ Community ~ Empowerment  

Heart of DANCE, a virtual studio designed for people living with disabilties.
At Heart of DANCE we give ourselves permission to let go of ego and embrace our authentic and unique expressions through movement. We don’t focus on pointed toes or on the idea of perfection. Our focus is nestled into finding that untouched and untethered part of our soul that craves to dance. Heart of DANCE celebrates inclusivity and we welcome you to join our virtual stage.  


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DiverseAbility DANCE

Livestream class – 4 wk Mini Spring Series 
June 2 – June 23, 2022
In this 4 week mini program dancers play with improvisation, solo creations and learn a choreographed dance to songs with a powerful message. The dancers create a story together using movement, meaning and experession. Final performance on last day to invited friends and family. 

Morning Motivation

Do you want to start your day feeling energetic and excited? Join me in the Morning Motivation Sessions where we bring you the Word of the Day, Move & Groove and the 5 Daily Habits to ensure you have an amazig day and spectacular week! Feel empowered, confident and ready to rock the day.  Sessions 15 – 20min.

Video Library

Welcome to the video library of Morning Motivation, After School Dance, Choreography Classes and MORE! In the comfort of your own space choose the class that’s right for you. The video library invites you to have fun with dance at home, engaging dancers in energetic, skill building, expressive exercises and motivates healthy routines for the body and mind.




education, inclusive learning, physed, autism, down syndrome, movement therapy, dance therapy, positive body image, confidence

Heart of DANCE Grand Opening!

May 26, 2022 @ 5:00 – 6:00pm (PST)

dance, dance instructor, dance movement therapy, inclusive dance, community dance, divergent dance


Heart of DANCE – Social Enterprise 

Our mission is to grow a diverse community that supports social well-being, inclusion, accessibility and autonomy.  We want our dancers with diverse abilities to have access to classes without having to go to a physical studio.  As much as we absolutely LOVE face to face classes, there can be barriers to having access to inclusive programs, including transportation. Being virtual allows our community to connect globally.      

Heart of DANCE is grateful to have partnerships with community organizations that allow us to fund certain programs.  We do offer periodic face to face classes to our local Vancouver members and these programs are posted on our website, when offered. 

Being a social enterprise we promote social diversity and inclusion.  Portions of our proceeds filter back into the business to support program outreach, subsidize class costs and host free events throughout the year. We don’t turn away dancers if they cannot financially afford programming. We graciously accept donations from community members to gift dance classes and thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who have donated. 


Our Happy Clients

With Divergent Dance, “My daughter has the opportunity to dance to music she loves in a way that is fun and easy to follow. Ashlee’s [the instructor] energy and enthusiasm is contagious. She adapts to the needs of the students and they clearly enjoy her instructing. Fitness is so important for everyone and we are so pleased this class is being offered. We look forward to continuing dance with Ashlee in the future!”

Wendy Hausmann

Divergent Dance is the highlight of the school week. Students have the opportunity to connect with peers in a positive, encouraging, and supportive environment.”

(Teacher Support Worker – Divergent Dance Education)

“My daughter participated in Ashlee’s dance camp and she absolutely loved it! Ashlee was so encouraging to all of the girls. She facilitated an experiece where each student felt they were capable, they were a part of a team, and they were supported by Ashlee. Ashlee went above and beyond her role as teacher and facilitator to provide each family member a video of their performance and that was very special to share.”

Heidi Housmann

” Our students love coming to Divergent Dance! They talk about what we did after class and love seeing their friends each week.”

(Teacher Support Worker – Divergent Dance Education)

“Each Student leaves dance class feeling inspired, happy and special”

(Teacher Support Worker – Divergent Dance Education)

“I did it!”

Olivia – Divergent Dancer

inclusive dance, autism, neuro divergent, disabilities, spacial needs, down syndrome, special education, physical literacy, olivia


Check Out the Heart of DANCE Blog

Ashlee Hosting Holiday Dance Camp with NSDR

Ashlee Hosting Holiday Dance Camp with NSDR

Heart of DANCE partners with North Shore Disability Resource Centre for a Christmas Camp celebration! December 20 – 24th, 2021, Ashlee shares the joy of dance with the NSDR participants. The NSDR participants whom Ashlee calls dancers, will be learning and co-creating...

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AutismBC Goes to Heart of DANCE Class with Ashlee

AutismBC Goes to Heart of DANCE Class with Ashlee

November 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm FREE Looking for good way to start your weekend?  Join us Friday evening at our AutismBC Goes event over Zoom called AutismBC Goes to Heart of DANCE.  This online dance class will be led by Ashlee Davidson, who is a professional...

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