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Dance leader

The active teaching method AVIO® since 1992

Cécile AVIO, rich in experience of long years of study (30 years), analyses, reflections, exchanges, listening and sharing with people with disabilities (all disabilities combined) with educators, physiotherapists , psychomotor therapists, doctors, has set up a working method that has proven to be effective and recognized by its results (thanks to countless testimonials). This has a very specific purpose: to promote the inclusion and the autonomy of the disabled person (whoever they are) through dance movement.

      _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ Each human being has his difference. In the field of disability it is the same thing; it is difficult to say that there is only one way to make people with the same handicap dance; it is not possible as long as the richness of difference exists; but in support with a solid pedagogical base and relying on a key word: “adaptation” dance is accessible to all people with disabilities.

      _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ The workshops, the courses are run specifically and exclusively according to this method developed by Cécile AVIO, as well as with the collaboration of medical professionals and disabled people themselves.

      _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ The AVIO® method is now registered and recognized. It has proven itself through the various dance classes conducted so far, with people with disabilities, specialized structures, educators and various National Associations.

      _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ This method is considered a revolutionary and innovative approach in the field of pedagogy and psychology to be adopted according to each disabled person.

      _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ Cécile AVIO's work and research allow the various people trained to find tracks, paths, "entrance doors" which lead to the execution of the movement for each person. Satisfy all disabled dancers as well as possible, enhance them, harmonize as a Human Being above all and as Dancers, to develop their potential by refining their sensitivity to themselves and to what surrounds them. This method gives everyone the opportunity to explore their “habits” on their own and to discover new possibilities by promoting the autonomy of the disabled person.

      _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ The AVIO® method allows different people with disabilities to evolve with a tremendous desire to dance with their disabilities but simply represented as a difference; this in order to erase the barriers of ignorance of the handicap and to allow them to show their talent.

       " After all, what could be more beautiful than the EXPRESSION OF ME, of EXISTING because I am and that my body is my instrument of diffusion of "happiness" " This method is used, at the same time, by the personnel of the specialized structures and medical environment, animators, choreographers & dance teachers all options throughout France and internationally.

Federal Dance and Handicap Training

Inclusive Adapted HandiDance

The educational team is made up of psychiatrists, specialized educators, speech therapists, psychologists, state-qualified dance teachers, exempted and qualified Handidance teachers (jazz, hip-hop, classical, contemporary, couple dance, country, world dance etc…).

These trainings based on Cécile Avio's method are accessible to all dance options (Jazz - Hip-Hop - Classical - Contemporary - African - Spanish, Flamenco - Couple dances - Country etc…)


Depending on the results obtained during the examination, the French Federation HandiDanse will issue the Certificate and the Diploma.

This training is intended for:
- People with professional experience in teaching dance
- Professional choreographers
- Professional dancers
- People Certified IECH 2nd Degree

Dates of federal dance and disability training Fédération Française HandiDanse

      _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     _cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     _cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_ SESSIONS 2020


from October 19 to 31, 2020


from October 19 to 31, 2020


2021 in progress


from 30 Nov au 05 Dec 2020_cc781905-4318cf_bad3-319bad(*) To follow Module 4, you must have followed Module 1 Intellectual Disability, Mental Disability & Autism Option and Module 2 Physical & Motor Disability Option.


from August 31 to September 05 2020

LOCATION OF TRAINING (subject to change): LILLE-CAMBRAI (59)


      _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_The French Federation HandiDanse develops skills to advise based on the needs of each.


      _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ By following ces federal formations you work in collaboration with the HandiDanse Federation: all the work of the Federation and that of the people trained is articulated around a partnership and a harmonization of complementarity.

      _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ Sometimes routines, work habits are to be questioned after the Training, which is why it is essential that a close relationship continues between the people trained and the Federation. This is not a control but an interest in the success of your projects accompanied by quality work. A few months later, after “cold settling”, the evaluation will highlight your learning by using the knowledge acquired.

Financial help


The quality of our training is recognized. We are Datadock referenceable, and therefore able to continue to receive public and private funding.

      _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ This Training is approved as a Continuing Professional Training Organization, under the number 31590635659, therefore, you can benefit from financial aid for this course.

Several options are available to you, depending on your current status:

      _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_      Vous êtes employé (e)

Pursuant to the law of 31/12/1991, all employers must contribute to ongoing training with an organization of their choice, approved by the State. These bodies manage these funds and finance employee training sessions, provided that they are provided by a Continuing Training Body.

According to the collective agreement to which the association is attached, you have the possibility of undertaking a request for financing from training organizations, such as AFDAS, Uniformation, OPCA, etc.

- If your sector of activity does not correspond, you can, possibly, apply for funding from the Regional Council, the General Council or from the FILPOL for the self-employed.

- Whether you are self-employed or salaried, there are possibilities for taking charge of your internships. Ask your employer for the name of the organization to which he contributes.


      _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     You are a job seeker:

Find out more from the ANPE as well as the Assedic in order to be able to benefit from financial aid because depending on your case, you can both benefit from the Assedic, while having your training taken care of.

Finally, know that you have the possibility of requesting assistance for your transport as well as your accommodation, depending on your situation.


You can deduct all training costs from your taxes as actual costs:

To find out more about the actual costs, ask your tax office for the complete brochure “Professional expenses of employees” Extracts from the site, relating to “the deduction of actual costs”: In addition to the most common costs (transportation and food costs), the following costs can also be deducted:

- travel or business travel expenses.

- professional training course costs when you bear them during your activity or as a job seeker regularly registered with the competent service.

- expenses incurred for the acquisition of a diploma or qualification allowing the improvement of your professional situation or access to another profession.


Ask us for the registration file (by mail or by email:, complete it, and send it to the following address:

French HandiDance Federation - Training Department
14 rue La Fayette - America district

+33(0)766 377 220

To obtain the training booklet, please download the information sheet below. This must be completed and returned to us at the following address:

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