DragonFly®

Our Programme for Learners with Down Syndrome

The School of Dance Programme for Learners with Down Syndrome
 

DragonFly®

 

 

Imagine the possibilities

 

 

World Down Syndrome Day 2016 with DragonFly

Photo: Gilles Vézina

 

Special Event

Pop-Up Cafe

Saturday June 10, 2017

Sponsored by: Wesley Clover Foundation

 

 

Special Event

Photo: Jessica

 

 

 

DragonFly

Photo: Barbara Legowski

 

DragonFly®

Our Programme for Learners with Down Syndrome

In a carefully designed environment, students use their individual strengths to learn; one day they may be developing math concepts through dance, on another building their understanding of literature through dance, drama, puppetry and story-telling.

 

Our innovative programmes are the result many years of careful programme development. The result is our growing expertise of best practices in educating learners with Down Syndrome.

 

DragonFly is delivered in English and French in The School of Dance, New Edinburgh Campus.

 

For more information contact The School of Dance.

 

Meet Kate

Meet Kate

 

Kate sees herself as a learner: "My brain is thinking."

She sees herself as a dancer: "I feel fire in my heart."

Kate likes who she is: "I'm a Down Syndrome kid."

 

 

 

NEW in 2017

 

DragonFly® offers 1-2-1 individualized programming!

 

For more information about designing a programme for YOU,

 

contact us at 613-238-7838 or email

 

dragonflylearning@rogers.com

DragonFly® offers 1-2-1 individualized programming!

Photo: Nicola Fridgen

 

 

DragonFly®

Photo: Barbara Legowski

 

 

DragonFly®

Photo: Barbara Legowski

 

DragonFly® Beginners Programme
(ages 0-5)

An interactive class for parents and children introducing the DragonFly® principles. In each class, participants work on early motor skills, speech production and pattern strategies.

Maximum of 6 students

 

Wednesdays 9:30am - 11:15am

Cost: $160 per Term

 

Term 1: October 4 - November 22, 2017

Term 2: January 17- March 7, 2018

Term 3: March 21 - May 9, 2018

No Classes: March 12-18 (March Break), March 30 (Easter Break)

 

DragonFly Registration PDF

 

For information about programme content please contact Barbara Roblin

 


 

DragonFly® Tuesday Programme

Individualized programmes that focus on basic skills in language and mathematics.

 

Full Day 8:30am – 4:30pm | Cost: $930 per term (ages 12 to 20)

Half Day 8:30pm – 1:00pm | Cost: $525 per term (ages 7 to 12)

Term 1: September 19 - December 5, 2017

Term 2: January 16 - March 27, 2018

Term 3: April 3 - June 5, 2018

No Classes: March 12-18 (March Break), March 30 (Easter Break)

 

DragonFly Registration PDF

 

For information about programme content please contact Barbara Roblin

 


 

DragonFly® Friday Programme

Designed to meet the needs of post-secondary young adults, this Programme is also open to students ages 12-21.

Maximum of 10 students.

All Programmes include the foundational components of reading, mathematics and critical thinking skills with dance and movement sections sprinkled throughout the blocks.

 

Fridays Full Day 8:30am – 5:30pm | Cost: $1,110 per term

Full Day 10:00am – 5:30pm | Cost: $930 per term

Half Day 1:30pm – 5:30pm | Cost: $525 per term

Term 1: September 22 - December 8, 2017

Term 2: January 12 - March 23, 2018

Term 3: April 6 - June 8, 2018

No Classes: March 12-18 (March Break), March 30 (Easter Break)

 

For information about programme content please contact Barbara Roblin

 

DragonFly Registration PDF

 

For assistance in registering your learner into the best programme please
contact The School of Dance.

 

DragonFly® Arts Programmes

2017 Information Coming Soon!

For information about programme content please contact Barbara Roblin

 

 

 

DragonFly®

Photo: Barbara Legowski

 

I Feel Fire

 

 

A book of photographs by Ottawa photographer Barbara Legowski, is now on sale at The School of Dance.

 

These images capture the enthusiasm, grace and love of dance and learning portrayed by DragonFly® students.

 

The gift that gives twice; a unique book of photography for a friend or family member that also supports innovative programmes that expand learning for young people with Down Syndrome.

I Feel Fire

Photo: Barbara Legowski

 

Programme Directors

 

Barbara Roblin

Photo: TSOD Archives

Barbara Roblin B.A., ECE, Diploma Child Study, Ontario Teacher Certificate

Director of Education, DragonFly®

Barbara Roblin is the Director of Education for DragonFly®, our programme for learners with Down Syndrome. She is a certified Primary/Junior teacher in Ontario with diplomas in Child Study and Early Childhood Education. Ms. Roblin has over 10 years of experience working with learners with Down Syndrome and has developed the Trio Foundation Program, which creates individualized learning plans in literacy and math for Down Syndrome students.

 

 

Merrilee

Photo: TSOD Archives

Merrilee Hodgins, A.R.A.D.

Artistic Director of The School of Dance

 

Merrilee Hodgins directs the DragonFly® dance programmes. Miss Hodgins studied in Canada, England, Denmark and the United States. In 1971, she was awarded the prestigious Solo Seal of the Royal Academy of Dancing. In 1973 she became principal dancer with the Alberta Ballet Company, later working in Denmark, Germany and the U.S. as a freelance artist. Miss Hodgins, a recipient of the YM-YWCA's 1997 Women of Distinction Award, was the 1997 Chair of the City of Ottawa's Cultural Leadership Committee, was a member of the board of directors for Dance Ontario, is a Director of the Celia Franca Foundation, and has been awarded Canada Council grants to research and develop projects to introduce children to dance. Committed throughout her career to accessibility and collaboration, Miss Hodgins developed The School's portfolio of community programmes including Dance is BEST for Seniors and Dancing in the Street. Recent projects include choreographic commissions from the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, collaboration with Canadian poet Susan McMaster, and a commission to produce a concert version of Stravinsky's Firebird for the Brott Music Festival in Hamilton, Ontario. In January 2013, Senator Jim Munson nominated and then presented Merrilee with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work in arts education in Canada.

 
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The School of Dance thanks the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support of our magical programme.