Hi, my name is Janice Laurence and I have been a professionally certified teacher in BC, Canada since 1990. I have a MA in education and am passionate about physically integrated dance for all abilities and bodies. I invite you to join me in exploring movement in a joyful and inclusive environment.
Zoom has brought the community of dance into my home and I meet daily with folks of all backgrounds, ages, and genders to learn and move together.
I was born with CMT Type 1A, and have had 14 foot and ankle surgeries. I currently am an ambulatory wheelchair user and have a variety of mobility aids to help me enjoy freedom and independence. As many of you know, living with CMT often means continually finding ways to adapt to a life with unpredictable health challenges and pain. I have been coached by Paralympians and train regularly with Ocean Rehab & Fitness.
I have appeared in several Canadian documentaries, dance films, and live performances as I aim to help dismantle assumptions around living with a disability.
Photo Credit: K. Ho
Enjoy Janice’s past classes: https://www.movementismedicine.com/inclusive-dance/
Sign up for Janice’s Classes here
Facebook Group: Dance With Janice
Email: [email protected]
Households Part One: The Dance Artist, The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn, Live Radio:
Mind Set Go documentary https://www.ami.ca/category/mind-set-go/media/janice
All Bodies Dance Project bio: http://allbodiesdance.ca/about_janice.html