Are you an experienced dancer who enjoys sharing your love of dance?
WHAT IS THE STUDY ABOUT?
Dance has the potential to benefit physical and psychological health.
Many children with ASD want to dance, but sometimes it can be challenging for families to find inclusive programs in the community.
The AllPlay Dance team is running a new program to explore whether children with ASD experience any benefits from participating in dance.
We will look at whether dance can improve social functioning, thinking skills, emotional and behavioural wellbeing, and/or movement abilities.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
We are seeking experienced dancers to act as buddies to help support our young dancers with ASD as they complete the dance program.
If you are over 14 years old, have completed (or are currently completing) intensive dance training, and interested in pursuing a career as a dancer or dance teacher, you may be eligible to participate!
WHAT DOES PARTICIPATION INVOLVE?
The dance program will consist of 8 x 1-hour dance sessions, a rehearsal session, and short performance. These sessions will run on a Sunday morning at Deakin University Dance Studios in Burwood, Victoria during Term 3 and Term 4 2019.
We will be running two groups during Term 3 and two groups during Term 4. Buddies can choose whether to support one or both groups of children in Term 3 and/or Term 4.
The program will have a classical/contemporary focus and be run by dance and disability experts.
We will also ask you to complete a short online survey before and after the dance program.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
To register your interest in the study, please click the button below: