Expressive Arts

What is Expressive/Creative Arts Therapy?
American Art Therapy Association
American Music Therapy Association

*VETERAN PROGRAMS*
National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

*CRAFTS*
Adult Coloring Books
Crafts for All Seasons
Craft Project Ideas
Crafty Hands: Art Projects and Activities for Kids
Crayola Crafts
DIY Projects for Teens
DIY Network
FaveCrafts
Fun Fashion Activities by Lulus
Joann arts & crafts projects
Martha Stewart DIY Kids Crafts
We Are Teachers

*NEUROGRAPHICA*
Neurographic Academy

*MUSIC & DANCE*
Jasmine’s Beat
Youth Villages Therapeutic Drumming Certification

*MUSIC-BASED FITNESS*
Chair One Fitness (NCTRC CEUs)
Drums Alive
DrumFit
Les Mills
Rock Steady Boxing– For Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease
Zumba

*RESEARCH*

Dance

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.

Drumming

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music-Based Fitness

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

Combs, S. A., Diehl, M. D., Staples, W. H., Conn, L., Davis, K., Lewis, N., & Schaneman, K. (2011). Boxing Training for Patients With Parkinson Disease: A Case Series. Physical Therapy, 91(1), 132–142. https://doi.org/10.2522/ptj.20100142

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

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. 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

MacCosham, B., Webb, E., Oey, J., & Gravelle, F. (2019). A Qualitative Phenomenological Exploration of the Experiences of Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease Engaged in a Boxing Program. The Qualitative Report, 24(6), 1460.

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

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

Tapps, T., Walter, A.A., Tapps, M. (2017). Cardio-kickboxing and dynamic balance in adults with developmental disabilities. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 16(1), 33-38. https://doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2017.0125

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.

Visual Art

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

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

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