American Dance Therapy Association


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American Dance Therapy Association,

n.pr a national organization of professionals with training in dance and movement therapy, the goal of which is to use movement for therapeutic use that enhances the physical, cognitive, and social integration of an individual.
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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.
They include the American Dance Guild, American Dance Therapy Association, Country Dance and Song Society, Dance and the Child International/USA Chapter, Dance Heritage Coalition, DanCe Notation Bureau, Dance Librarians Committee/American Library Association, International Association of Blacks in Dance, Dance/USA, International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, the National Dance Education Association, and Preserve, Inc.
To find out about the nuts and bolts of becoming a dance therapist, call the American Dance Therapy Association at (410) 997-4040 or check out their Web site at www.

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