CEO Welcome
Welcome to Term 1 2018…2018?…not sure about you but I need to still think and check whether this is correct. 2018…where are those flying cars??? 🚘😂

I hope you've been enjoying the summer months this year, with plenty of sun around to get us all up and active and enjoying the great outdoors with family and friends...including the furry kind!


For e.motion21 team, it has been a very active start, as we prepare for the great year ahead for our + 300 enrolments and reflect on times gone by to make this year an even better year for our participants! Our passion, drive and commitment to our participants comes from the heart and the positive role we play has already started.
We have the main details of the many great plans and what’s install below. I could not believe it as I was reading of all that is happening! The phenomenal power of the human mind, when mixed with passion and drive! 
 
As always, I welcome and value your thoughts / advice and I look forward to us all having a successful year together…even if we miss the odd dance step!
 
Most of all thank you for believing in our mission and for working together, with us, to help make a difference to the lives of our participants.
 
Thank you in advance for supporting our World Down Syndrome Day celebrations with Moverthon 21 hour treadmill challenge at Flinders St Station. Without much needed funds for this organisation, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do for our kids. Great sponsorship opportunities still available…*Grand Prix, Flower & Garden Show & Food & Wine Festival weekend*. Please contact the office for more information.

Warm regards,
Karina Posanzini

 
Program Ambassador Welcome
Hello everyone,
I hope you all had great holiday and you are enjoying dancing back in the studio as much as I am. Work hard, smile and enjoy every dance class!
Olivia
It's wonderful being back at dancing, I love the new choreography and new dance routines. The events I am looking forward to this year is World Down Syndrome Day and the end of year concerts, with much more to come. If you would like to join with e.motion21, you’ll have the time to be the best dancer you can be.  If dancing is your passion, come and join us!
Shea
Moverthon 21HR Treadmill Challenge
To celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, e.motion21 is excited to launch Moverthon 2018, a 21 hour Treadmill Challenge starting 12noon Friday 23 March.
 
Teams and individuals can register to join us for this exciting endurance event held in the true heart of Melbourne, on the Flinders Street Station concourse!
 
Celebrities, sponsors, dancers and participants will keep their treadmills moving for 21 hours.  We need legs and lots of them – the event is open to everyone!  Come for an hour or stay for the whole 21 hours.
 
Not part of a team?  You can still register to run or walk during an allocated timeslot or show your support for others by making a donation or sponsoring someone.

We welcome each e.motion21 site to be involved, so please contact the office to create a team for free! We have an epic prize for the e.motion21 site team that raises the most funds and clocks the most hours! 

Can't make the event? Start your own Treadmill Challenge at your chosen time and location. Create your fundraising page through everydayhero and get moving! 
Register NOW!
We have good news!

For the past few months we have been very busy developing Impact21, a pioneering education and employment program for young people with Down syndrome that leads to real jobs.
With the support of Australian Catholic University (ACU), Down Syndrome Australia, PwC, Deakin University, Dulux, Sodexo (and more employers to come), we are launching the pilot program in March 2018.
 
Impact21 has been designed by educators and employers and provides a space (Space21) at ACU where our young people come together to:
  • continue their learning
  • improve their health and fitness
  • train for real work with employers committed to making inclusion work
  • network and make social connections
  • fulfil a job that is paid, meaningful and sustainable.
Enrolments opening soon!

We are now looking for 20 young people with Down syndrome who have had some work or volunteering experience and are interested in finding out more about the program.

For more information email: cate.sayers@emotion21.org.au
Impact21 is an initiative developed by e.motion21.
Hoppers Crossing
Here We Come!


We are opening a new studio at Hoppers Crossing!
Click here for more info!
e.motion21 & MSO Collaboration!
Late last year e.motion21’s Performance Company were fortunate to collaborate with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) percussionists on a Beat Fit™ inspired routine which incorporated the four physical elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water.  Beat Fit™ symbolised earth and fire.  The earth being stable and reliable, yet constantly working and moving. Fire signifying spontaneity, inspiration and passion.  A cellist worked on a contemporary routine with performers to symbolise air and water, constantly flowing.  The connection of both was inspirational and one could suggest a fifth element was at play – Spirit! We look forward to further exciting projects with the MSO!
Volunteer
Help MOVE Moverthon!
Our Moverthon 21 hour Treadmill Challenge is fast approaching and we need your help! We have a diverse range of tasks we would be grateful for support, in the office in the lead up as well as the event at Flinders Street Station Friday 23 and Saturday 24 March.  
Volunteers Wanted!
We need more volunteers to support our awesome participants in their classes across all of our sites!  You'll have fun, get fit and it is sure to be the highlight of your day! 
Email our Volunteer Coordinator Heather NOW and help us keep moving! 
volunteer@emotion21.org.au 
Community Beat Fit™
We are delighted to launch our Community Beat Fit™ classes at Ballarat, Geelong and Kew. Anyone aged 12+ absolutely everybody is welcome to participate; parents, siblings, family and friends! Enrolled participants will need to email the office to confirm participation. All others please enrol using our online enrolment form. Cost is $12 to currently enrolled families.
Healthy Moves, Drink Water! 💧

If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live?

As we dance through summer it’s important to stay hydrated…drink water! 
As we move through life it’s important to support your body….drink water!

Water is essential for good health it supports the absorption of vitamins and nutrients, detoxification, digestion, healthy glowing skin, healing, circulation…the list goes on!
 
The gurus say we should drink approximately 2 Litres of water per day (8 glasses) – and more when it’s hot, and even more when we exercise.  If you are thirsty you are already dehydrated! 

We want to see YOU drinking WATER anywhere anytime!  

Fun challenge: post a photo of yourself with friends/family drinking water on Facebook, then add hashtag #healthymoves #e21water #emotion21 for chance to win awesome spot prizes!
NDIS Plan Review
Plan reviews are a normal part of the NDIS. Your plan review will help you to measure your progress, explore new goals and discuss what needs updating in your plan. Find out more in the plan review animation.
Teaching Team
We are thrilled to announce that Natalie Hannaford, our much loved Bendigo teacher is our new Artistic Director! Natalie has a BA in Performing Arts and Education and extensive experience writing and co-ordinating arts programmes, live performances and festivals. 

We are also thrilled to welcome Payge O'shea (Pascoe Vale) and Renee Mackay (Geelong) to the teaching team!
Important Dates!
Term Dates
Term 1
: 29 January - 31 March
Term 2: 16 April - 30 June
Term 3: 16 July - 22 September
Term 4: 8 October - 22 December
Events
Kewmunity Day: Sat 17 March (All Kew class including Performance Company and Saturday classes)
Impact21 launch: Tue 20 March
World Down Syndrome Day:  Wed 21 March
Moverthon 21hr Treadmill Challenge: Fri 12noon 23 March - Sat 9am 24 March (Absolutely Everybody!)
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