dance therapy


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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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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
Dance therapy 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.