Autism Dance Class

Chill Moves

Chill Moves is a creative dance program specifically designed for young adults on the autism spectrum that uses all forms of dance as a platform for social skill development.  

Facilitated by professional dancers, Chill Moves uses dance games, creative movement, dance technique and routines to explore a myriad of dance genres from the 1920’s to jazz, hip hop and many more. Like all Chill programs, Chill Moves offers a supportive, respectful environment that fosters connections and friendships.

Participants in the Chill Moves program have the opportunity to rehearse and perform a dance piece in the Chill on Stage annual performance in September.

Pre-requisite:Being enrolled in or completion of Chill Foundation.

About

The benefits
  • Consolidation and generalisation of social skills
  • Increased self–confidence
  • Improved self-awareness
  • Improved balance and strength
  • Growth in independence
  • Reduced social isolation
  • Cognitive ability improves 
  • Gains in emotional development and self-expression
  • Boosts mood
  • Growth in problem solving skills while boosting memory!
  • Growth in coordination, muscle tone, endurance and physical strength
  • Making new friendships
  • So much fun!
Dance and the brain

A 2003 study in the New England Journal of Medicine by researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine discovered that dance can decidedly
improve brain health.

Other studies show that dance helps reduce stress, increases levels of the feel-good hormone serotonin, and helps develop new neural connections, especially in regions involved in executive function, long-term memory, and spatial recognition.

The details

Dates 2022

Term 1   24 January – 1 April
Term 2  18 April – 24 June
Term 3  11 July – 16 September
Term 4  3 October – 9 December

Times

Wednesdays
4:30pm – 6:00pm

Venue

Chill Studios
29 Rogers Street
West End Q 4101

Cost

$1,400.00 per term (10 weeks)