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, Manager, National Center for Dance Therapy

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 community investment project What Connects Us and the National Centre for Dance Therapy are glad to invite the Montreal community to a free film screening of Dear Audrey. Directed and produced by Jeremiah Hayes, this film tells the story of Martin Duckworth and his wife Audrey Schirmer, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Rebecca and Carol share in two interactive videos dances for two to do with a loved one. These dances make you relax while creating a connection with yourself and that loved one. Let yourself be transported by the music!
  • This activity is offered by the Cummings Centre and the National Centre for Dance Therapy, a division of the Grands Ballets Canadiens, as part of the What connects us-Ce qui nous lie partnership, an initiative of the Public Health Agency of Canada.
  • 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 in-person 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.