Dance Therapy
Dance Therapy
Greensboro Dance & Drama Therapy (336) 698-6723
Greensboro Dance & Drama      Therapy(336) 698-6723

Commonly Asked Questions

Greensboro Dance & Drama Therapy


Interview with Angela answering several Commonly Asked Questions

Interview of Angela Wiley answering some commonly asked questions.

Commonly asked questions


Drama Therapy and Dance/Movement Therapy

  • What is dance/movement therapy? The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) defines dance/movement therapy as “the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process which furthers the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual.” (ADTA, 1966). Dance/movement therapists are dancers who are trained in both dance/movement therapy and counseling or psychotherapy. They work in a wide variety of settings, such as psychiatric and medical hospitals, rehabilitation centers and nursing homes, community mental health agencies, schools and special education settings, wellness centers and in private practice.
  • What is drama therapy? Drama therapy is the intentional use of drama and/or theater processes to achieve therapeutic goals. Drama therapy is active and experiential. This approach can provide the context for participants to tell their stories, set goals and solve problems, express feelings, or achieve catharsis. Through drama, the depth and breadth of inner experience can be actively explored and interpersonal relationship skills can be enhanced. Participants can expand their repertoire of dramatic roles to find that their own life roles have been strengthened
  • In your own words, what exactly is drama therapy or dance/movement therapy? In stead of sitting down and talking about your problems these therapies allow you to take on various roles, emotions or feelings you are experiencing and “act” them out. This forms new nero pathways in the brain and allowing for new actions and behaviors to take place. Instead of talking about it you do it. I like to think of these therapies as additional tools to the traditional verbal therapies. Instead of only sitting and talking about your problems, feelings and experiences you can add the opportunity to get up and express them through dance, movement, and drama.
  • Does drama therapy and or dance/movement therapy work for everyone or does it work better with specific behaviors or experiences that the person has faced? With drama therapy a person need to enter the imagine realm and “play” anyone that can or is willing to try this can do it. In my experience it is most powerful with children, adults that need to SEE something to understand its meaning and with men in recovery from addictions. With dance therapy all you need to do is move (if you are breathing you are moving) movements can be simple like a breath or involve free expression using the entire body.


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Phone:   (336) 698-6723 

Mailing address:

5603 B West Friendly Ave Suite 103 Greensboro, NC 27410.


Office Hours:

By Appointment Only.


Delays and Closings follow the Guilford Co. School System.

2 hr delay = open at 10 AM.


Most urgent appointments can be accommodated within 48 hrs.

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