The Impact of Dance

I caught up today with my colleague and friend, Charné, on her great work on evaluating the outcomes of a dance therapy program, a process she has evolved over the past decades to the point where we all need to be using it to identify what works in our interventions. First of all, watch this …

Movement Choir: Dance for Community Building

Two years ago, the day after the election for President of the US, dance students at the University of Maryland came into the building stunned. For many of them, this was the first time they had voted for federal offices and they described themselves as angry, sad, frustrated, devastated. They were concerned for their futures, …

About Dance Movement Therapy

We began learning through moving, by moving. We encountered objects, terrain, other people, and in many cases, dogs. Or cats. We moved to function and to express our needs. Eventually, through the nonverbal, we expressed our emotions: our joys, our sadness, our deep dissatisfaction with not getting the ice cream cone in the middle of …