Dance Therapy

What is Dance/Movement Therapy?

The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) defines dance/movement therapy as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive and physical integration of the individual.

What is a dance/movement therapist?

“Dance/movement therapists are masters level therapists (dance therapy degree or related masters plus alternative training) that use movement/dance to help “their clients improve self-esteem and body image, develop effective communication skills and relationships, expand their movement vocabulary, gain insight into patterns of behavior, as well as create new options for coping with problems.” (ADTA)

Are there any professional organizations?

American Dance Therapy Association

What is the credentialing body for dance therapists?

American Dance Therapy Association

Are there any research journals associated with this field?

American Journal of Dance Therapy

VA Creative Arts Festival