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The School of Dance

Site: The School of Dance

Service: DragonFly® for Learners with Down syndrome

Alternate Name Dragon Fly Programme ; DragonFly ; OCR ; Programme for Learners with Down Syndrome ; TSOD
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa (City of)
Address & Map
The School of Dance
200 Crichton St
Ottawa, ON K1M 1W2
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Intersection Crichton St and Dufferin Rd
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Not Accessible - stairs at the front of the building
Parking Free occasional parking on the street
Description and Services
Description (Service) Group learning programmes * the following programmes include components of reading, mathematics, critical thinking skills and movement:

DragonFly® Beginners Programme: two-hour programme helping children prepare for school * focus on early reading, language and counting

DragonFly® Primary Programme: half-day programme with focus on reading, math, and social skills leading to independent learning

DragonFly® Junior Programme: full-day programme with focus on reading, math, and social skills leading to independent learning

DragonFly® Senior Programme: full-day programme with focus on language, math skills and social interactions leading to self-reliance

DragonFly® Mentorship Programme: employment preparation programme * focus on discovering career path, building employment skills in math and literacy as well as communication, organization and social interaction * personalized approach

DragonFly® Binder Programme: learning at home programme * personalized materials * monitored and adapted content in language, reading and mathematics

DragonFly® Summer Programmes: 3-week Arts Programme in July and 1-week Academic Refresher in August.

DragonFly® One to One: academic support * weekly sessions of one hour

DragonFly® Consultations: for parents, teachers and other professionals * help to resolve education or behavioural concerns
Hours Varies by course, call or email for details.
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Individuals with Down Syndrome 
* DragonFly Beginners: children 18 months to 5 years 
* DragonFly Primary Programme: children 7-12 years old 
* DragonFly Junior Programme: children 11-19 years old 
* DragonFly Senior Programme: young adults 
* DragonFly Mentorship Programme: young adults 
* DragonFly Arts Summer Programmes: individuals 12 years and older
Application Call for more information * registration form available on the website
Languages English ; French
Fees Program - vary by course - call or email for details ; Method(s) of Payment Accepted - cash, cheque, debit card, Visa or MasterCard
Service Categories Arts and Crafts Instruction ~ Down Syndrome ; Dance Instruction ~ Down Syndrome ; Developmental Disabilities Day Habilitation Programs ~ Adolescents ~ Down Syndrome ; Developmental Disabilities Day Habilitation Programs ~ Children ~ Down Syndrome ; Developmental Disabilities Day Habilitation Programs ~ Infants/Toddlers ~ Down Syndrome ; Developmental Disabilities Day Habilitation Programs ~ Young Adults ~ Down Syndrome
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-238-7838
Fax 613-238-7839
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Primary Contact Barbara Roblin, Director of Education, DragonFly, The School of Dance
Primary Executive Merrilee Hodgins, Artistic Director; Email:
Other Details
Funding City / Town - City of Ottawa ; Provincial - Ontario Arts Council ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 119253391 RR0001
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