Dance and health
The dance/movement therapy programs at Baycrest provide a holistic approach that allows for the exploration of the connection between mind and body as a creative outlet for self-expression. Dance/movement therapy is offered as a part of the Psychiatric Day Hospital for Depression as well as at the Wagman Centre.
National Ballet School of Canada
Artistic staff from Canada’s National Ballet School conduct classes once per week focusing on communication, engagement and expression through dance. Classes are open to clients from Apotex only.
The Dance Exchange brought the beauty of dance to Baycrest in June 2014 with surprise shows across the campus. The visit was organized by the Department of Culture, Arts and Innovation, as part of its work to integrate the arts into care.
Dancing with Parkinsons
Dancing with Parkinsons is a collaboration with Toronto-based dance class designer Sarah Robichaud. The program is specific to anyone with a movement challenge and the classes are taught in both seated and standing stances. The purpose of the program is to increase awareness of the body in stillness and in motion. No experience required.