Expressive Arts

*ARTS & CRAFTS*
Adult Coloring Books
Crafts for All Seasons
Craft Project Ideas
Crayola Crafts
DIY Projects for Teens
DIY Network
FaveCrafts
Joann arts & crafts projects
Martha Stewart DIY Kids Crafts
We Are Teachers

*DANCE*
International Capoeira Federation
Les Mills
Zumba

*MUSIC*
Drums Alive
DrumFit
Music & Memory
Youth Villages Therapeutic Drumming Certification

*RESEARCH*

Ascenso, S., Perkins, R., Atkins, L., Fancourt, D., & Williamon, A. (2018). Promoting well-being through group drumming with mental health service users and their carers. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being, 13(1), 1484219. https://doi.org/10.1080/17482631.2018.1484219

Assunção Júnior, J. C., de Almeida Silva, H. J., da Silva, J. F. C., da Silva Cruz, R., de Almeida Lins, C. A., & de Souza, M. C. (2018). Zumba dancing can improve the pain and functional capacity in women with fibromyalgia. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 22(2), 455–459. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2017.09.022

Carolan, K. (2016). Find Your Beat: Therapeutic Drumming for Parkinson’s Disease. Clinical Social Work Journal, 44(2), 179–185. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10615-015-0552-3

Cugusi, L., Manca, A., Bergamin, M., Di Blasio, A., Yeo, T. J., Crisafulli, A., & Mercuro, G. (2019). Zumba Fitness and Womenʼs Cardiovascular Health. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 39(3), 153–160. https://doi.org/10.1097/HCR.0000000000000326

Delextrat, A., Bateman, J., Esser, P., Targen, N., & Dawes, H. (2016). The potential benefits of Zumba Gold® in people with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s: Feasibility and effects of dance styles and number of sessions. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 27, 68–73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2016.05.009

DeVries, D., Schaible, C., Vincent, K., Sheridan, S., Royston, W., Hohn, D. (2017). The therapeutic use of art with women experiencing postpartum mood disorders. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 16(2), 41 https://doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2017.0132

Dickerson, D., Robichaud, F., Teruya, C., Nagaran, K., & Hser, Y.-I. (2012). Utilizing Drumming for American Indians/Alaska Natives with Substance Use Disorders: A Focus Group Study. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 38(5), 505–510. https://doi.org/10.3109/00952990.2012.699565

Ekins, C., & Owens, D. P. (2018). Drums Alive: A Research-Based Multi-Disciplinary Drumming Fitness and Body Health and Wellness. PALAESTRA, 32(4), 22–28.

Ekins, C., Wright, J., Schulz, H., Wright, P. R., Owens, D., Miller, W., & Words, K. (2019). Effects of a Drums Alive Kids Beats Intervention on Motor Skills and Behavior in Children with Intellectual Disabilities. PALAESTRA, 33(2).

Krishnan, S., Tokar, T. N., Boylan, M. M., Griffin, K., Feng, D., Mcmurry, L., … Cooper, J. A. (2015). Zumba® Dance Improves Health in Overweight/Obese or Type 2 Diabetic Women. American Journal of Health Behavior, 39(1), 109–120. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.39.1.12

Litchke, L., & Finley, C. (2019). Social-Emotional Benefits of Drumtastic Ability Beats® Dyadic Partnership between a College Veteran with PTSD and an Elementary Student in a Special Education Setting. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 53(2), 175–184. https://doi.org/10.18666/TRJ-2019-V53-I2-9129

Litchke, L. G., & Bracken, M. M. (2018). A qualitative study on the social-emotional benefits of Drumtastic Ability Beats® for children with autism spectrum disorder. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 17(3), 37–47. https://doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2018.0166

Mills, E., Seifert, L., Adams, C. (2017). Arts-based reminiscence through visual art and narrative analysis: An intergenerational exploration. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 13(3), 34 https://doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2014.0077

Plastow, N. A., Joubert, L., Chotoo, Y., Nowers, A., Greeff, M., Strydom, T., … van Niekerk, E. (2018). The Immediate Effect of African Drumming on the Mental Well-Being of Adults With Mood Disorders: An Uncontrolled Pretest–Posttest Pilot Study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72(5), 7205345010p1. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2018.021055

Powell, A., Alcom, K., Lindsay, K. (2017). Effect of coloring on student stress levels. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 16(1), 9 https://doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2017.0122

Qi, M., Zhu, Y., Zhang, L., Wu, T., & Wang, J. (2018). The effect of aerobic dance intervention on brain spontaneous activity in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: A resting‑state functional MRI study. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 715–722. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2018.7006

Ragg, D. M., Soulliere, J., & Turner, M. (2019). Drumming and Mindfulness Integrations into an Evidence-Based Group Intervention. Social Work with Groups, 42(1), 29–42. https://doi.org/10.1080/01609513.2017.1402401

Razon, S., Powers, S., Pursglove, L., Zupin, D., & Judge, L. W. (2019). Zumba in the Postindustrial Midwest: Minority Women and Access to Physical Fitness. The Physical Educator, 76(3), 813–831. https://doi.org/10.18666/TPE-2019-V76-I3-8467

Rodrigues-Krause, J., Krause, M., & Reischak-Oliveira, A. (2019). Dancing for Healthy Aging: Functional and Metabolic Perspectives. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 25(1), 44–63.

Rokka, S., Mavridis, G., & Kouli, O. (2010). the Impact of Exercise Intensity on Mood State of Particiapants in Dance Aerobics Programs. Studies in Physical Culture and Tourism, 17(3), 241–245.

Stonnington, C. M., Krell-Roesch, J., Locke, D. E. C., Hentz, J. G., Dueck, A. C., Geda, Y. E., … Caselli, R. J. (2020). Impact of Zumba on Cognition and Quality of Life is Independent of APOE4 Carrier Status in Cognitively Unimpaired Older Women: A 6-Month Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias®, 35, 153331751986837. https://doi.org/10.1177/1533317519868370

Watson, J., Washington, G., & Stepteau-Watson, D. (2015). Umoja: A Culturally Specific Approach to Mentoring Young African American Males. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 32(1), 81–90. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10560-014-0367-z

Willemin, T., Litchke, L. G., Liu, T., & Ekins, C. (2018). Social emotional effects of drumtastic®: A dyadic within-group drumming pilot program for children with autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Special Education, 33(1), 94–103.