PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Dubasov Dance & Wellness strives to offer a safe, positive and welcoming environment where participants can create lasting friendships, build self confidence and experience joy through movement & expressive art forms. Our specialized programs are tailored to the needs and abilities of the participants and are taught at a pace that fosters success and growth. All programs focus on the creative process of learning and flourish on following the lead of the participants when the opportunities arise.

Adult Programs

Expressive Arts Adult Day Program

  • Designed for participants 18+ of all abilities and diagnoses (accompanied by a support worker)
  • Combining the benefits and enjoyment of our Glee Club, Yoga & Movement, Music and Karate Programs plus an additional “Variety Hour” which includes art, baking, construction projects and so much more!
    The Day Program also includes a lunch break in which participants and support workers may engage in social interactions and activities.
  • All classes are adapted to the abilities of participants ensuring that everyone is able to partake and engage in all the activities. Activities will be modified to suit each individual’s needs.
  • Full Day Program Schedule

    TUESDAYS THURSDAYS
    10:00 – 11:30 am – Yoga & Movement Class
    11:30 am -12:30 pm – Lunch + Social Time
    12:30 – 2:00 pm – Glee Club Class
    2:00 – 3:00 pm – Variety Hour
    10:30 – 11:30 am – Karate Class
    11:30 am -12:30 pm – Lunch + Social Time
    12:30 – 1:30 pm – Music Class
    1:30 – 2:30 pm – Variety Hour

Adult Glee Club Program

  • Designed for participants 18+ of all abilities and diagnoses (accompanied by a support worker)
  • A musical-theatre based program that incorporates performing art forms including drama and mimicry, singing and musical activities and dance of varying styles
  • Created to help participants:
    • Explore their imagination
    • Build friendships in an inclusive environment
    • Improve verbal expression
    • Develop and improve expressive performance skills
    • Interact co-operatively, positively and appropriately with peers
    • Learn to work in a collaborative manner
    • Practice and improve memory skills through choreography
    • Develop and improve musicality

Adult Yoga & Movement Program

  • Designed for participants 18+ of all abilities and diagnoses (accompanied by a support worker)
  • Incorporates both movement and yoga.  Classes will begin with a warm-up, following with engaging movement activities and dance routines of various genres based on interest and ability.  The latter part of the class will incorporate adaptive yoga poses and gentle stretches ending with deep relaxation.
  • Created to help adults:
    • Remain active
    • Build social relationships
    • Develop and improve gross and fine motor skills
    • Lengthen and relax muscles
    • Calm and connect body and mind
    • Ignite creativity
    • Interact co-operatively, positively and appropriately with peers
    • Increase awareness and control of their body in space
    • Foster self-expression
    • Increase self-worth and self-confidence

Adult Music Program

  • Designed for participants 18+ of all abilities and diagnoses (accompanied by a support worker)
  • Classes designed and led by a trained music therapist
  • Incorporating a wide range of creative and interactive music making activities that are an engaging, achievable and fun way to self express and build confidence in an inclusive environment
  • Created to help participants:
    • Develop tools for creative self expression, in turn building self-worth and confidence
    • Improve verbal and non-verbal expression
    • Build social skills and use them appropriately with their peers in a safe space
    • Improve fine and gross motor skills as well as all aspects of coordination
    • Relax and allow time to connect with their body and mind
    • Develop ability to sequence and improve memory through music based activity
    • Offer a sensory experience that is exciting and fun
    • Explore thought processes, and emotions in a creative and therapeutic manner

Adult Karate Program

  • Designed for participants of all abilities and diagnoses
  • Traditional style Karate modified to meet the unique, individual needs incorporating a traditional opening of class, warm-up, karate basics (punches, blocks, kicks), kiai (sound of empowerment), self defense basics (time permitting), potential for partner work and karate drills, ending with a cool down and a traditional closing to the class.
  • Created to help participants:
    • Learn simple, fundamental, karate basics
    • Develop confidence and be empowered
    • Develop and improve gross motor skills and physical coordination
    • Promote balance awareness and a mind body connection
    • Engage in an individual activity in a group environment
    • Offered in a safe and welcoming setting
    • Interact co-operatively, positively and appropriately with peers

KEEP IN TOUCH

Address:
Bay 12, 6325 – 12 St SE
(North of Deerfoot Meadows near Costco and Ikea)

 Phone:
403 452 7600

Email:
dubasovdw@gmail.com

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