DANCE IS AT THE HEART OF ALL WE CREATE
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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Welcome Heart of DANCE virtual studio, offering programs valued around inclusivity, health and connection. After countless hours, adaptations, love, sweat and tears we are launching Heart of DANCE to be shared with the world! Heart of DANCE is a virtual studio,...
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...
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...