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Since 2008, dancED Movement Project has guided students in exploring artistic expression through dance and performance by delivering engaging artist-in-residence programs.

Andrea Gregorio and Krista Deady are Toronto-based professional dancers focused on building customized movement programs that reach curricular objectives and give every student, regardless of ability or experience, the opportunity to unleash their creative potential.


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CBC Arts feature

"If you're deaf and you can't hear the music, you can definitely feel the vibrations. And that can really help you dance." Student Pewhysis Thunder on her week with dancED Movement Project. Checkout Krista and Andrea's powerful impact at the Alberta School for the Deaf recently featured on CBC Arts media.


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danced in africa

In November of 2016, Co-Directors Andrea and Krista hopped on a plane to Freetown, Sierra Leone for a very special project. They spent two inspiring weeks with 235 students at Rising Academy's Babadorie School, exploring musical theatre, swing,  jive and jazz dance.  Rising Academy Network is a growing network of schools in West Africa, providing the highest quality learning at the lowest possible cost. For many of the students, it was their first experience exploring North American genres of dance. The program culminated in a successful final performance that brought the community together and allowed the students to enthusiastically demonstrate these newly learned forms of dance. Be sure to visit our Facebook page for a more detailed overview of our experience working with the students at Babadorie School!

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About rising academies network

Rising Academy Network operates 10 affordable, high quality Junior Secondary Schools in Sierra Leone, and 29 free government Primary Schools in Liberia under the Partnership Schools for Liberia initiative. Their students develop excellent literacy, numeracy and spoken English, as the foundation for success in further study, work and day-to-day life.

Rising Academy Network's Scholarship Fund enables children (particularly girls) from the most disadvantaged backgrounds to receive a quality education at one of their schools. 1 in 4 of their students currently receive scholarship support. Their Scholarship Fund is operated in partnership with the Solon Foundation, a Canada-registered charity.

dancED Movement Project challenges you to give the gift of something special to those in need. It doesn't have to be big - our dear friend and mentor, Kenny Pearl, reminds us all that "you can make a difference with a small gift. A little can go a long way."

For more information, or to make a donation to Rising Academy Network, click on the link below!