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

What Is Dance/Movement Therapy?

Greensboro Dance & Drama Therapy

Dance/movement therapy follows the idea that the body, the mind and the spirit are interconnected. It is a direct expression and experience of oneself through the body. It encourages individuals to embody their feelings and emotions so they can are expressed both verbally and physically. This integration achieves healing for the body, mind and spirit.


Dance/movement therapy is defined by the American Dance Therapy Association as: "the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process that furthers the emotional, cognitive, social and physical integration of the individual."


Dance/Movement Therapy is rooted in the expressive nature of dance itself and had it's beginnings in the world of dance. DMT pioneers began as dancers and incorporated psychological theories into their work.

Early pioneers include: Marion Chace 1896-1970, Blanche Evan 1909-1982, Liljan Espenak, Mary Whitehouse 1911-1979, Trudi Schoop and Alma Hawkins 

For more information,

click on our commonly asked questions link or check out our fact sheet below. 


Commonly asked Questions


                            Dance/Movement Therapy Fact Sheet       

  • Dance/movement therapy emerged as a distinct profession in the 1940's.

  • The American Dance Therapy Association was formed in 1966. It maintains a code of ethics and has established standards for professional practice, education and training.

  • There are approximately 1203 dance/movement therapists in 46 states and 29 foreign countries.

  •    Dance/movement therapy is an effective treatment for people with developmental, medical, social, physical and psychological impairments.

  •  Dance/movement therapy is practiced in mental health rehabilitation, medical, educational, forensic, nursing homes, day care, disease prevention and health promotion programs.

  •  Dance/movement therapy is used with people of all ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds in individual, couples, family, and group therapy formats.

  • Entry into the profession of dance/movement therapy is at the Master's level. The title "Registered-Dance Movement Therapist" (R-DMT) is granted to entry level dance/movement therapists who have a master's degree which includes 700 hundred hours of supervised clinical internship. The advanced level of registry, "Board Certified-Dance Movement Therapist", (BC-DMT) is awarded only after DMT's have completed 3,640 hours of supervised clinical work in an agency, institution or special school, with additional supervision from an BC-DMT.

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. -Angela Wiley


"The body remembers what the mind forgets"


Contact the American Dance Therapy Association for more information

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Contact via email

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.

All emergencies call

911 or National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800 273-8255.

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