Published on April 28th, 2017 | from CAMH Education
CAMH Library: Research on Dance as Therapy for International Dance Day
By Sarah Bonato, Reference/Research Librarian, CAMH Library
April 29 is International Dance Day. Many people find dance a liberating expression that helps facilitate recovery. See below for select research on clients’ experience of dance therapy in recovery.
Dance Performance as a Method of Intervention as Experienced by Older Persons with Dementia
From the International Journal of Older People Nursing 2013 Mar;8(1):10-8
- A qualitative descriptive study on how older persons with dementia experience dance performances in a nursing home.
Access at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21707933
Dance/Movement Therapy Approaches to Fostering Resilience and Recovery among African Adolescent Torture Survivors
From Torture 2007;17(2)
- A study about how dance/movement therapy (DMT) interventions can be designed to be cultural relevant and promote community ownership and enhance healing among African adolescent survivors of war and organized violence.
Access at http://irct.org/assets/uploads/1018-8185_2007-2_134-155.pdf
“I Feel Free”: Experiences of a Dance Intervention for Adolescent Girls with Internalizing Problems
From the International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being 2016 Jul 12;11:31946
- Read about adolescent girls’ experiences with a dance intervention.
Access at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27416014
Patient Perspectives on the Hula Empowering Lifestyle Adaptation Study: Benefits of Dancing Hula for Cardiac Rehabilitation
From Health Promotion Practice 2015 Jan;16(1):109-14
- A 5-year research trial evaluating the impact of the traditional Native Hawaiian dance form, hula, as an exercise modality for cardiac rehabilitation.
Access at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24677383