DANCE / MOVEMENT THERAPY SERVICES

The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) defines dance/movement therapy as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive and physical integration of the individual.
Dance/movement therapy is:

    • Focused on movement behavior as it emerges in the therapeutic relationship. Expressive, communicative, and adaptive behaviors are all considered for group and individual treatment. Body movement, as the core component of dance, simultaneously provides the means of assessment and the mode of intervention for dance/movement therapy.
    • Practiced in mental health, rehabilitation, medical, educational and forensic settings, and in nursing homes, day care centers, disease prevention, health promotion programs and in private practice.
    • Effective for individuals with developmental, medical, social, physical and psychological impairments.
    • Used with people of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds in individual, couples, family and group therapy formats.
INQUIRE ABOUT CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIES

Individual dance/movement therapy sessions with a CNNH Dance Therapist are available throughout the year. No special skills in dance necessary!

Group dance/movement therapy sessions with a CNNH Dance Therapist are available throughout the year via Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer schedules. No special skills in dance necessary!

Fall Season Schedule 2017 | Week of Sept 11th through Week of Nov 13th

I: Ages 4-6 – Voorhees – Thursdays, 5:00pm
II: Ages 8-10 – Voorhees – Thursdays, 6:30pm

This social skills group utilizes creative movement, play and mindfulness techniques to support age-appropriate social skills to promote cooperation and group engagement, while encouraging self-regulation and increasing self-awareness.

Fall Season Schedule 2017 | Week of Sept 11th through Week of Nov 13th

Ages 5-7 – Voorhees – Fridays, 5:00pm

This group utilizes creative and structured movement activities in a safe and encouraging environment to promote self-awareness, social skills and expression. Participants will enhance their awareness through mindfulness-based activities, while growing their outlet for expression via improvisation, obstacle building and collaborative dance-making. This group will nurture healthy relationships via the movement experience.

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**For additional DMT & Autism resources please visit www.adta.org

WINTER 2017-18
CREATIVE ARTS GROUPS SCHEDULE

SUMMER 2017
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