EnhanceDance is an educational initiative that strives to enhance dance teaching, training, performance, and wellness through equity-informed and evidence-based principles and practice in:
*see our Glossary of Terms for definitions of terms used above.
Journal of Dance Education's Special Issue on Dancer Health and Wellness (includes Equity-Informed Dancer Wellness) is open-access until October 31, 2023.
EnhanceDance Founder, Andrea Downie, will be presenting
EnhanceDance affiliate, Natasha Poon Woo, will be offering a series of C-I Training classes at The Fifth Dance in Toronto, ON, November 11 - December 6.
EnhanceDance affiliate, Amber Downie-Back (recipient of the Chrystal Dance Prize) and Dance Victoria will be presenting 'on the nature of...' in May 2024 in Victoria, BC. This interdisciplinary work explores themes of memory and nostalgia, while incorporating interactive and digital elements with dance performance and sound. Downie-Back will collaborate with Emilie van der Waals, a Netherlands-based contemporary dancer and choreographer, and sound designer Angus Gaffney, to push movement and sound in collaborative contexts with other media such as digital and video art.
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I was so very fortunate to take the C-I Training level one certification course with Andrea. After teaching in a variety of disciplines for 25 years, Andrea’s clear and inspiring approach changed not only the what of my teaching practice, but also the how. I found her to be very knowledgeable and inspiring as a teacher/leader. In particular, her knowledge of anatomy and safe yet effective dance practice was a highlight for me. She presents her courses as she does herself, with authenticity. I came away feeling confident and ready to share the knowledge she imparted to us."
~ Mandi Sutherland, LLB, MT and RAD Examiner