Jackie told me she was thinking of what new dance therapy
module could be developed for the senior citizens and that got me thinking, too, with Christine's research findings in mind as well as other aspects of dance.
Subjects were divided into two groups: the first group (PD group) was assigned for the modified Lindy Hop dance therapy
sessions, while the second group (control subjects or CO) did not undergo the therapy.
Psychoanalyst and dance therapist Schott-Billmann synthesizes the research in various approaches to dance therapy
as a guide for people entering the field.
American Journal of Dance Therapy
, December 2007, Volume 29, Issue 2, 109-127
as a part of a rehabilitation of elderly patients.
allows creative expression and is more holistic, meaning it treats the full person: mind, body, and spirit.
For example, using movement or dance therapy
has exercise value that could replace exercise machines such as the treadmill.
"It would offer all of the services, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, art therapy, dance therapy
, clinical psychology all under one roof.
Wanny Angerer, a vocalist, swears by yoga dance therapy
. "My vocal chords had lost their strength due to over straining.
It's really amazing." He has also established the first dance therapy
group in the country for dystonia patients.
Andrea plunged into dance therapy
and believed, strongly, that it saved her life.
The American Dance Therapy
Association works to establish and maintain high standards of professional education and competence in the field of dance/movement therapy.