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dance therapy

n.
A method of psychological treatment in which movement and dance are used to express and deal with feelings and experiences, both positive and negative. Also called movement therapy.
A therapeutic modality in which dance movements become surrogates of verbal communication

dance therapy

, dance movement therapy
The use of creative dance and movement for healing.
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Robyn Flaum Cruz, current president of the ADTA and dance therapy coordinator at Lesley University in Massachusetts, says, "They recognize that dance is a powerful medium not just for expression, but for insight and growth in their lives.
The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) maintains a registry of dance/movement therapists who have met stringent standards of education and experience, and also sets standards for masters-level education programs that prepare people to become registered dance/movement therapists.
Dementia Dance Therapy, which is facilitated by a certified dance therapist, has many benefits.
In addition, specific uses and techniques of mind-body interventions will be explored such as art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy, creative writing, psychotherapy, support groups and prayer.
They recycle what they don't use to high school students for art and clothing design projects; to a group making quilts for babies with AIDS; and to a mental health association to use the fabric as supports for exercises and dance therapy.
To continue her daughter's legacy, her mother created a foundation to establish dance therapy programs for children with cancer and special needs.
For each hour of pre-approved arts activity--such as entertaining a group of hospital patients or conducting a dance therapy session with an individual patient--the participating artist accrues 40 credits for their personal health care account.
A lifelong student of different somatic approaches, she had many teachers including early proponents of release technique and dance therapy, yogis, voice coaches, physical therapists, doctors, movement analysts, and aikido masters--all of whom informed her approach.
She was a founding member of the American Dance Therapy Association in 1966, helping the organization to establish itself professionally in its early years.
A group working with adults with learning difficulties meet for drum and dance therapy in the ballroom.
Intermittent breaks were followed with relaxation sessions and a group dance therapy to Pharrell William's "Happy.
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