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Dandelion is seeking extraordinary leaders to teach classes as part of our growing community!

Our teachers are qualified facilitators in the Dandelion Dance™ Approach, which has been developed by our founder, Hannah Beach, over 17 years. Dandelion’s teachers lead classes that support girls and young women in creating dance works based on their own ideas and experiences. Our teachers are key to our success: they are trained to facilitate […]

‘I CAN DANCE’ Book Series Named As Finalist in 2017 REVERE AWARDS

Congratulations to Hannah Beach and her ‘I CAN DANCE / JE PEUX DANSER’ Book Series for being named a Supplemental Resources Finalist in the Resources for Arts category for the 2017 REVERE Awards. The REVERE Awards identify and honor high quality resources that educate learners of all ages, in all media, and in all educational […]

Opportunity for Artistic Collaboration with the Dandelion Dance™ Performance Company

The Dandelion Dance™ Performance Company is seeking an Artist-Collaborator to work alongside the Company Director, Kelsey Walsh, on an exciting project this spring. We welcome submissions from artists in all disciplines or with an interdisciplinary background, including dance, theatre, puppetry, visual, music, photography or media-arts. Community-engaged arts experience is an asset. No formal dance experience […]

‘I CAN DANCE’ Series Book Review

Hannah’s books were just reviewed in ETFO Voice magazine! Read the Review  

Dandelion Dance™ Fundraiser

Our fundraiser “The Power of Dance – Celebrating Girls. Building Community.’ will be held at Ashbury College on Feb 2, 2017 to support the expansion of our Life-changing Programs offered by Dandelion Dance™ to girls and women of all ages. Join us to celebrate the beauty of diversity and community through an inspiring evening of […]

Year-long documentary captures 12 girls’ views on beauty

PRESS RELEASE–Ottawa – A groundbreaking documentary titled Unapologetic Beauty provides an honest, emotional, and inspiring message as 12 girls from diverse backgrounds and abilities share their deepest thoughts on what it means to be beautiful in a society overwhelmed by mass media. The documentary, a project of Ottawa’s Dandelion Dance™ Company and sponsored by Telus, […]

Rubicon Adds ‘I Can Dance’ Series to Their Award-Winning Collection

OAKVILLE, ON — Hannah Beach created the ‘I Can Dance’ series to help support children and youth in exploring feelings, ideas, and experiences through movement, and extracting the dance from within. With 6 inspiring titles, the I Can Dance series promotes self-expression and learning through movement by representing themes like colours, feelings, and even food […]

CTV Ottawa interview: Bridging communities through dance

Watch Leanne Cusack from CTV Ottawa interview Dandelion Dance™ as they promote A Constellation of Heartbeats. PART 1 PART 2

Children’s Dance Programs Opening Fall 2016

Our children’s dance programs are opening Fall 2016! From 2000 to 2012, our Director ran a children’s dance program—a place where girls aged 6–18 could create their own work and explore their creativity. During those years, the school typically had a 3 year wait list. After taking a few years off to write books and […]

Oceans Alive Launch

We just launched ‘Oceans Alive’ – an underwater dance about ocean health. Thank you Ottawa Wavemakers for making this possible. It is inspiring to see youth tackling this subject in meaningful and creative ways.