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    Dance/movement therapy is a type of therapy that uses movement to help people achieve emotional, mental, physical and social integration. Movement is used as a vehicle for self-expression since it works with the entire person, it integrates movement, creative process, and verbal communication. It is beneficial for the physical and mental health. It can be used to reduce stress, prevent diseases and mood management. It also increased muscular strength, coordination, mobility, and decrease muscular tension. It can be used by everyone. Dance/movement therapy promotes self-awareness, self-esteem, and safe space for the expression of feelings. It was founded between 1960-1970 with the idea that motion and emotions are interconnected. In 1966, the…

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    (b) Dance Therapy Another significant value of dance as an art is its use in therapy. For many years, dances have been significantly used in therapy; however, its particular role in therapy is still under study. In many occasions, dance has been used in therapy to facilitate self-awareness, reduces anxiety, enhance body-mind connectivity, enhance self-esteem, maintain or increase mobility, as well as encourage reminiscing. As a therapy treatment, dance method primarily focuses on non-verbal…

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    Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) in recent years has progressed to a more commonly accepted form of Therapy, especially among the elderly. Seeing first-hand the effects that DMT has had while working in a Senior care facility pushed me to study DMT. The point of this paper is to show how dance movement therapy has and can improve the life of the elderly. Thanks to DMT life of the elderly has been benefited in several different ways: Physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. …

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    In addition, living with a stepfather who has muscular nerve damage throughout the entire left side of his body is heartbreaking. When you are used to seeing a man who climbed mountains, ran marathons, and served his country as a Sargent First Class Drill Instructor for the Marines and can no longer do the things he loves is why I am going into Dance Movement Therapy. A few years ago I was privileged enough to aid in teaching dance to others who are not as privileged as me to experience the…

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    that dance could go beyond simple entertainment: it could be used and be sued by people as a form of communication and expression of personal feelings. By the middle of the 20th century, the modern dance movement had paved the way for dance pioneers to develop the concept of dance therapy. Marian Chace, Mary Whitehouse, and Trudy Schoop were just a few pioneers of this emerging concept. By the 1940s, dance therapy was influenced by the psychodynamic theory, or the motivational forces that…

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    Dance/ Movement Therapy The book “Expressive Therapies” edited by Cathy A. Malchiodi, a licensed clinical mental health counselor, art therapist, and expressive arts therapist, introduces all of the major expressive art therapies. In one of its chapter “Dance/Movement Therapy”, Suzan T. Loman, the director of the Dance/Movement Therapy Program, discusses the outline of dance/movement therapy and introduces different kinds of methods of dance/movement therapy. According the Loman, dance has…

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    Ballet dance therapy creates many benefits to the physically and mentally challenged. Ballet dance therapy is “The psychotherapeutic use of dance and movements to enhance communication of emotions and behaviors and also improve motor ability.” This form of ballet includes many techniques to help the person fight their disability. It involves mirroring the movements of the dance teacher therefore increasing movement vocab, the dance teacher imitating the patient, and touch therapy which includes…

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    Finally, through personal research it will be apparent that students lives are enhanced when having music and dance therapy. Though recent studies I have conducted I have found four out of five students and parent to say that both music and dance to be helpful. The fifth student and parent only chose music to be helpful. One participant in particular said, “I love dancing so much. It helps me learn at school. My teacher allows me to leave and take a dance break.” The parents of this particular…

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    Dance therapy is a way to bring families together by letting them express themselves and spend quality time. The journal article is titled Untying the Knots: Dance/movement Therapy with a Family Exposed to Domestic Violence by Christina Devereaux evaluated dance therapy as a primary intervention technique for a family who underwent domestic violence (Devereaux, 2008). The case study members were a mother named Laurie who was 44 years old and her two daughters named Nicole, 12 years old and…

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    Shut Up and Dance At the age of three, I walked on stage to perform my very first dance recital. Little did my parents know that I wasn’t there to dance but to fluff up the tutus of my fellow dancers. I was very concerned with the beauty of myself and my classmates. That’s why I made sure to help them look their prettiest. That was my main concern as a young child but as time as gone on, I have grown up. I now care about more things then my dance class or team being pretty. I care about my…

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