The Dancing Brain

Physical exercise has an anti-aging effect on the hippocampus region of the brain — an area that controls memory, learning and balance. A new study, comparing different forms of exercise — dancing and endurance training — undertaken by elderly volunteers for eighteen months, shows that both can have an anti-aging effect on the brain, but . . . Learn More

Inspirational Videos: Dance/Movement Therapy

Get inspired by remarkable clips showing how the arts are used in healing. The American Dance Therapy Association has produced a series of ADTA Talks on various applications of dance/movement therapy.  In this video, Nana Koch, EdD gives a good basic introduction to dance/movement therapy: An Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy Watch dance/movement therapy in action . . . Learn More

dance for all curriculum introduction

dance for all curriculum introduction Dance For All Curriculum Introduction In this short videos, founder Kathy Cass MA, BC-DMT, NCC, CYT, E-RYT 500, and director, Hilary Kern MA, AT, CYT, introduce the Dance for All (DFA) curriculum, which was originally designed for teens and adults with developmental disabilities, and has since been adapted for elementary . . . Learn More

On the Edge of Chaos Conference 2013 (6 of 18)

On the Edge of Chaos Conference 2013 (6 of 18) On the Edge of Chaos: Finding Flow and Resilience through Creativity and the Arts (04/07/13) On The Edge Of Chaos Conference 2013: Dance Program features the performances, It Could Be Frankie, Gates of Mercy, Vocalise, and All the Mornings—all four choreographed by Paula Thompson, PsyD. 1. It Could Be Frankie – Premiered . . . Learn More

On the Edge of Chaos Conference 2013: Drum Circle

On the Edge of Chaos Conference 2013: Drum Circle Drum Circle and Ecstatic Dancing, a video by Bradford Bancroft, MFT, RDT, captures the drum circle, led by Summer Mencher, MT-BC and Laura Wilson Mau, MA, MC-DMT, during the Dance/Movement and Music Therapy Experiential workshop at the first annual On the Edge of Chaos: Finding Flow . . . Learn More

Dance/Movement Therapy for Hospitalized Kids

Lori Baudino, PsyD, BC-DMT is a licensed clinical psychologist and board-certified dance/movement therapist who brought the first dance/movement therapy programs to Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles through funding by The Andréa Rizzo Foundation (for Dréa’s Dream pediatric dance therapy programming). Click here to view a TED-style talk by Dr. Baudino describing the . . . Learn More

Movement and Music Therapies for Autism

The American Dance Therapy Association is building a Youtube channel that will include TED-type talks about dance/movement therapy with different populations. The first of the videos was posted in honor of Autism Awareness Month: a 12-minute talk about dance/movement therapy and autism by Christina Devereaux, PhD, LCAT, LMHC, BC-DMT, NCC, who eloquently describes the capacity . . . Learn More

View Creativity Conference Videos from Spring 2013

Click on the link below to view footage in 18 labeled segments from our April 7, 2013 conference entitled, “On the Edge of Chaos: Finding Flow and Resilience through Creativity & the Arts”. On the Edge of Chaos: Finding Flow and Resilience through Creativity and the Arts

Doctor Dances in Operating Room Right Before Her Own Double Mastectomy

San Francisco gynecologist Deborah Cohan gets her entire surgical team dancing with her to the music of Beyonce at UCSF Hospital before her double mastectomy, and asks others to submit videos of themselves dancing to Beyonce for her to view during recovery.  Cohan specializes in treatment of pregnant women with HIV. From the article: “I was . . . Learn More

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