Dance Therapy Definition
Dance Therapy: Dance/movement therapy (sometimes referred to as choreotherapy) is the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process to assist in the emotional, cognitive, social and physical integration of the individual. Dance or movement therapy involves moving the body, with or without music, in order to release past traumas and/or learn self-acceptance. Dance and movement therapists who specialize in helping patients cope with stress, trauma, or discomfort with this type of therapy are employed in psychiatric hospitals, clinics, day care, community mental health centers, developmental centers, correctional facilities, special schools and rehabilitation facilities.
Young children, the elderly, and others in between all benefit from this stimulating therapy designed to energized and revitalize the body.