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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2000 10:13 am 
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A question was raised in another thread about where to find college dance therapy programs, and the person posing the question had been told there was only one place to study this in the U.S.

I knew there were more, but wanted to be more factual, so I visited the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) site. This association has been around for many years, and has scads of information not only on programs, but also which colleges have at least SOME coursework along these lines. A visit to that site is well worth it if anyone is really interested. For the time being, the current places to obtain a degree and/or certification in the U.S., according to this site, are:

1. Antioch in New Hampshire
2. MCP Hahnemann in Philly
3. Columbia College (a fairly new urban institution in Chicago)
4. Pratt Institute (this a surprise to me, having believed this was strictly an art and design school)
5. Naropa Institute in Boulder, CO
6. Vermont College of Norwich University
7. UCLA

I also had the opportunity to visit with Univerity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Dance Dept. Chair, Marcia Parsons, back in September, who told me they are starting another dance degree which has less focus on technique credits and more concentration on community outreach.

If I have omitted any information someone else may have, I apologize and would like to hear about any other such programs.

[This message has been edited by Christina (edited December 29, 2000).]

[This message has been edited by Christina (edited December 29, 2000).]

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 Post subject: Re: Dance Therapy
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2000 11:41 am 
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Thanks for all of this info Christina! I found a lot of other useful links on the American Dance Therapy Website: <A HREF="http://www.adta.org/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.adta.org/</A> <p>[This message has been edited by Marie (edited December 29, 2000).]


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 Post subject: Re: Dance Therapy
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2000 5:59 pm 
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Sorry to dissapoint but Vermont at Norwich no longer offers dance therapy or so I was told(by their offices) . It is possible to design your own degree though there, which is what i"m doing here at Virginia Commonwealth University. Naropa University is where I plan on attending grad school. <P>------------------<BR><BR>"If it's self expression you are looking for the place for you is the analyst's couch" - Merce Cunningham


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2002 8:45 am 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>In Mill Valley, dances with paints <BR>Inner butterfly meets New Age art-and-dance therapy</B><P>Jane Ganahl, SF Chronicle<P>I have vivid memories of when my mother enrolled me in a "modern dance" class at age 5 or 6. The teacher was probably the first bohemian I knew; a withered-but-graceful older woman who exhorted us to "become butterflies and dance! Dance!"<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2002/02/10/LV229793.DTL" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Dance Therapy
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2002 12:14 pm 
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Hmmm..interesting...The above program sounds similar to Anna and Daria Halprin's program at their very own Tamalpa Institute. <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Through art and dance we can reclaim our primal heritage and move towards a more embodied future. As we tap into the deep sources of bodily widsom through creative art expression, we dance the renewal, recreation, and healing of our selves and our world" -Anna Halprin<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Speaking of the Halprins, their summer brochures are hot off the press. Summer workshops will include a self portrait intensive (mediums to include movement, drawing and poetry) taught by Jaime Nisenbaum, Community Dance and Ritual taught by Anna Halprin and a Dance in the Natural Environment workshop taught by Jamie McHugh. Sounds like a great line up!<P>For more information <A HREF="http://www.tamalpa.org" TARGET=_blank><B>click here</B></A><p>[This message has been edited by Misa_danseuse (edited February 10, 2002).]


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:42 am 
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Do a little Dance
By Alison Kirkman for Dancing Times

How Jane Aston, Play Specialist at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Dance Teacher at The Place, is combining her work to aid children’s recovery

Children at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, recently enjoyed a performance by The Place’s Junior Dance Company. It was the first performance of its kind at the hospital and was a major step in bringing dance to the attention of other hospital staff as a therapeutic tool to aid children’s recovery.

The Place’s Junior Dance Company is made up of 18 children aged from 8-13 years. Jane Aston teaches them every Monday evening during term time and they performed a piece they had been working on called Can you do this? Afterwards they took part in a workshop so that the children from the hospital could become more actively involved.

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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 6:45 am 
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Dancing Toward Recovery
Washington Post
Tuesday, May 25, 2004; Page HE07
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While demonstrating a dance move, Marianne Talbot of Arlington might say, "Move this arm to that high corner of the room." She deliberately won't say right or left arm. That concept is tougher for some of her students, all of whom have neurological disabilities from brain injury or disease.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 1:21 am 
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Dance Therapy
by TK Sohn (sohn@donga.com) for BBC World Service


Smooth and delightful social dance steps may help open up the closed minds of schizophrenia patients.

Gone are the dark faces the patients used to have while they seriously followed each different step, replaced by delighted faces with beads of sweat.

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In the Boston Globe, Johnny Diaz writes about dance therapy for people with Parkinsons:
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Just the right moves - Dance aids those with Parkinson's
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[The students] are pioneers in an unconventional but promising approach to helping people with Parkinson's, a progressive degenerative disease. [Naomi] Goodman, a dance and yoga instructor, incorporates movements from those disciplines to help people with Parkinson's improve their coordination and flexibility as their disease gradually robs them of both.

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