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Take a look back at our Dandelion Dance events over the past few years. Get a sense of our commitment to share with girls of all ages and the community at large.

2017 / 2016

Date/Time Event
Jun/10/2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Honesty in Movement
Centrepointe Theatre, Nepean ON
Jun/04/2017
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Upcoming Performance Company Auditions - June 4
Dandelion Dance, Ottawa ON
Jun/02/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dandelion Dance Performance Company - Social Justice Show
Vancouver Island Regional Library – Parksville Branch, Parksville BC
May/13/2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Celebrating Diversity Through Dance
Bayshore Mall, Nepean ON
May/05/2017
tbd
Building Community Through Dance
Surrey School Board, Surrey BC
Apr/26/2017
tbd
The Power of Experiential Learning
Vancouver School Board, Vancouver BC
Mar/15/2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dandelion Dance - Social Justice Show BC
Vancouver Island University – Malaspina Theatre, Nanaimo BC
Mar/10/2017 - Mar/25/2017
tbd
Experiences Canada Exchange
Feb/24/2017
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Building Community through Dance
Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto ON
Feb/23/2017
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Building Community through Dance
Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto ON
Feb/18/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dandelion Dance Company Performs at Community Event
Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre, Ottawa ON
Feb/18/2017
tbd
Dandelion Dance Company Performs at Community Event
Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre, Ottawa ON
Feb/17/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Building Community through Dance
Shaw Centre, Ottawa ON
Feb/16/2017
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Building Community Through Dance
Vancouver School Board, Vancouver BC
Feb/02/2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dandelion Dance Fundraiser
Ashbury College Theatre, Ottawa ON
Jan/19/2017
5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Building Community through Dance
Discover Montessori Schools, Nanaimo BC
Dec/19/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dandelion Dance Company Performs at the Youth Expo
Bayshore Public School, Nepean ON
Dec/03/2016
10:00 am
Dandelion Dance Company Performs for Cornerstone Women's Shelter
Dec/02/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Building Community through Dance
Ottawa Catholic School Board, Nepean ON
Nov/19/2016
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Community Day
Dandelion Dance, Ottawa ON
Nov/05/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Exploring my World through Movement
Vancouver Island Regional Libraries, Nanaimo BC
Oct/24/2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Unapologetic Beauty Documentary Premiere
Bayshore Public School, Nepean ON
Oct/16/2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dandelion Dance Company performs for the Equal Opportunities Conference
Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa ON
Sep/29/2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dandelion Dance Company performs for the Peace Festival
City Hall – Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa ON
Jun/07/2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
'A Constellation of Heartbeats' Performance
Vancouver Island Regional Library – Parksville Branch, Parksville BC
May/14/2016
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
FreeFlow Teachers’ Symposium: Embodied Connections
National Art Gallery, Ottawa ON
May/13/2016 - May/14/2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pulse Ontario Dance Conference
Academic Hall Theatre – Univeristy of Ottawa, Ottawa ON
May/03/2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Exploring my World through Movement
Ottawa Carleton District School Board, Nepean ON
Apr/26/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Exploring My World Through Movement
Ottawa Carlton District School board, Nepean ON
Apr/21/2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Social Justice Dance Performance
Dandelion Dance, Ottawa ON
Mar/09/2016
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Performance and Dance Workshop
Ridgemont HIgh School, Ottawa ON
Mar/02/2016 - Apr/15/2016
tbd
I Can Dance Community: Exploring Inclusion through Movement
Crystal Bay Centre for Special Education, Nepean ON
Feb/18/2016 - Feb/19/2016
9:00 am - 10:15 am
‘Reading for the Love of it’ Talk by Hannah Beach
Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto ON
Jan/18/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Exploring Through the Arts
Ottawa Catholic School Board, Nepean ON
Jan/16/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Exploring My World through Movement (K-6)
National Arts Centre, Ottawa ON

2015

December 2015 – I Can Dance books series reviewed by Martha Brown at ETFO Voice, the magazine of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

August 2015 – Hannah completed the week long Master Class; Becoming Attached with The Neufeld Institute, Parksville BC

July 2015 – Hannah delivered workshops linking literacy to movement, various City of Ottawa Libraries, Ottawa ON

April 2015 – Workshop: Exploring my World through Movement at the Arts Alive Conference 2015 – The Arts Count: Our Creative Journey, Peel District School Board, ON

February 2015 – Social Justice Workshop for Teachers at the Equity Speakers Series, Grand Erie District School Board, Brantford, ON

February 2015 – Workshop: Exploring My World Through Movement at Reading for the Love of It, 37th Annual Language Arts Conference, Toronto, ON

2014

December 2014 – The Dandelion Dance Company and Hannah Beach facilitated a workshop for grade seven and eight girls for CLIMB day (Confident, Loving, Inspired, Motivated, Beautiful) at Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School, Ottawa ON

November 2014 – Keynote Speaker for ‘Spotlight on the Arts’ at the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (QPAT) convention. Keynote: Softening our Hearts through the Arts.

November 2014 – Hannah presented at Dancing Around the World for Social Justice, International Conference hosted by the Joint Chair in Women’s Studies at Carleton University.

October 2014 – Professional development workshops for the English Montreal School Board in Montreal, QC.

July 2014 – eviDance Radio Podcast Interview (begins at 30:22).

April 2014 – Professional development workshop, St. Gabriel School, Kanata, ON.

April 2014 – Author reading, Chelsea Public Library, Chelsea, QC
February 2014 – Workshop: Exploring My World Through Movement at Reading for the Love of It, 38th Annual Language Arts Conference, Toronto, ON

2013

October 2013 – Workshop: Exploring My World Through Movement. Hannah is highlighted in the: National Arts Centre Annual Report 2013-2014: A World of Performance, National Arts Centre, Ottawa ON.

October 2013 – Arts Matter: Integrating the Arts Across the Curriculum Conference, Brock University. St Catherine’s ON
October 2013 – Staff team building workshop: Move. Create. Discover. Family Services Ottawa. Ottawa ON. May 2013 – Workshop: Creative Journey Through Dance. Family Services Ottawa. Ottawa ON.

May 2013 – Workshop: Networking Women-Style. Women in Leadership Foundation Inaugural, Women in Social Business Forum. Ottawa ON.
February 2013 – Workshop: Exploring My World Through Movement at Reading for the Love of It , 36th Annual Language Arts Conference, Toronto, ON

February 2013 – Lecture: Self-Directed Learning in Character Education, University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON. February 2013 – Exploring Language Arts with Dance, Professional Development Workshop, Ottawa Catholic School Board.

January 2013 – Lecture: Peace Building in Schools, Bishop Hamilton Montessori School, Ottawa ON

2012

December 2012 – Professional development workshop: Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, Napanee Ontaro
October 2012 – Professional development workshop: 42nd Annual CODE Conference THINK GLOBAL, Alliston, Ontario

July 2012 – Charity Village article (https://charityvillage.com/Content.aspx? topic=Social_Finance_Week_The_unexpected_venture_capitalist) on the Down Syndrome Association partnership with Hannah Beach and the I Can Dance a Better World project.

February 2012 – CBC One Ottawa Morning Interview with Hannah Beach about her new resource “I Can Dance a Better World”. Hallie Cotnam was at Hannah Beach’s studio to learn about some fresh theories on how to get kids moving AND thinking. (7:50 mins)

February 2012 – I Can Dance a Better World featured in the Down Syndrome Association – National Capital Region, Winter 2012 Newsletter

February 2012 – Hannah presented at “Global Outlooks, Local Meanings”, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa, Ontario

January 2012 – Professional development workshop: Halton Catholic District School Board, Toronto, Ontario

2011

October 2011 – Key Note Speaker at 41st Annual CODE Conference “REACH – Drama and Dance Beyond the Classroom”, Blue Mountain, Ontario

April 2011 – Hannah is the Artist in Residence at York House School, Vancouver, British Columbia

March 2011 – Professional development workshop: Reading Recovery Conference, Toronto, Ontario March 2011 – Hannah spoke on dance, inclusion, creativity and vulnerability at Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

January 2011 – Keynote speaker at Power of Literacy of the Arts Conference –York Region District School Board, Toronto, Ontario

2010

CBC One Interview with Hannah Beach about the “I Can Dance Books” (7:47 mins)

December 2010 – Hannah’s I Can Dance books are featured in the Down Syndrome Association Capital Region’s DS Express – Winter 2010 Newsletter. “I am moved deeply, knowing that stereotypes are being broken, and that young people who never identified as ‘dancers’ can now use that word to describe themselves.”

December 2010 – Canadian Symposium on Arts and Learning,University of Manitoba; Faculty of Education, Winnipeg, Manitoba

December 2010 – International Human Rights Day, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Gatineau, Quebec

December 2010 – Hannah receives the Celebration of People – Education Award October 2010 – Keynote speaker at Brock University, St. Catherine’s, Ontario

October 2010 – Professional development workshop: CODE – Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators Conference, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario

June 2010 – Professional development workshop: York Catholic District School Board, Richmond Hill, Ontario

June 2010 – Hannah is the Artist in Residence at Elmdale School, Ottawa, ON

June 2010 – Professional Development for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, Ottawa, ON

May 2010 – Read about how Hannah’s I Can Dance books are being used at Interval House (an Ottawa area family shelter). The Joy of Movement. “The I Can Dance program is now part of our program at Interval House in Ottawa! Two nights a week the children dance their feelings out.”

May 2010 – Hannah is the Artist in Residence at Churchill Alternative School, Ottawa, ON

April 2010 – Professional Development – Limestone District School Board, Kingston, Ontario

April 2010 – Professional Development – Niagara Catholic District School Board, St. Catherine’s, Ontario

March 2010 – The Ottawa Citizen’s Natasha Gauthier interviews Hannah. Ottawa Citizen: “A Dance Company with a Difference” by Natasha Gauthier.

2009

September 2009 – The Ottawa Citizen’s Elizabeth Payne interviews Hannah about her I Can Dance children’s books. “Sometimes the modern fascination with measurable outcomes in education fails us.” Ottawa Citizen: “Dancing Towards Success in Schools” by Elizabeth Payne, September 2009.

May 2009 – Professional Development for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board – Ottawa, Ontario

April 2009 – Towards 20/20 – A Commitment to Our Children Conference – Ottawa, Ontario

2008

November 2008 – Forum for Inclusion 2008: Transforming Rights into Action

March 2008 – Hannah presented for International Women’s Day, Pauline Jewitt Institute of Women’s Studies, Carleton University – Ottawa, Ontario

2007

October 2007 – 37th annual Council of Drama and Dance in Education
Stepping into Character: Developing the Whole Child through Drama and Dance – Collingwood, Ontario

April 2007 – CTV features Tournesol dance and the Dandelion Dance Company on Regional Contact. Founding Director of Dandelion Dance Company (Spring 2006) (8:21 mins)

March 2007 – International Women’s Day, Pauline Jewitt Institute of Women’s Studies, Carleton University – Ottawa, Ontario

2006

November 2006 – Professional development workshop: Council on Drama and Dance in Education Conference – Collingwood, Ontario

June 2006 – Hannah presented for Early Childhood Educators Provincial Conference – Kingston, Ontario

March 2006 – Hannah presented for International Women’s Day, Department of Women’s Studies, Carleton University – Ottawa, Ontario

March 2006 – CBC Interview with Hannah Beach