At the heart of the NCDT’s mission is the belief that dance can benefit everyone, regardless of their needs and their opportunities. On a scientific level, however, few studies have been carried out on the topic. We are thus pleased to collaborate with the project What Connects Us, to help identify the impact of dance on the progression of dementia. We are confident that the innovative methods and the positive energy of the research team will allow both the participants and the professionals involved to live an enriching experience.
Anna Aglieta

Anna Aglietta, Acting Manager at the NCDT

The National Centre for Dance Therapy (NCDT), a division of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, is dedicated to the promotion of dance/movement therapy. The NCDT, which combines clinical research, training and therapy, aims to improve the well-being of individuals through the benefits of dance, thereby reinforcing the utility of this art form for the community while promoting and developing Les Grands Ballets’ focus on health.

  • The National Centre for Dance Therapy (NCDT), a division of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and Alzheimer Groupe Inc. (AGI) offers an inaugural online movement activity to promote physical and cognitive flexibility, playfulness, balance, and coordination. Classes are adapted to be safe and accessible for everyone. No previous dance experience is required.

    Registration is ongoing and possible at any time during the session.
  • Dance and movement, creativity, improvisation and choreographic work...This is an online workshop that invites people living with Alzheimer's and related disorders to explore their creative potential and let go in safety.

    Registration is ongoing and possible at any time during the session.
  • Multi-modal ethnography is about capturing experiences, the very details of an experience~ the sounds, the sights, atmosphere and tactility of our spaces and interactions. Our primary modality is just through our bodies, and we are just accentuating our ability to remember details with different film cameras and audio recording devices.