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Dance therapy, or dance movement therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement and dance for emotional, cognitive, social, behavioral and physical conditions. As a form of expressive therapy, DMT is founded on the basis that movement and emotion are directly related. The ultimate purpose of DMT is to find a healthy balance and sense of wholeness.

Since its birth in the 1940s, DMT has gained much popularity and has been taken to more serious and beneficial levels. Over the years, the practices of DMT have progressed, however, the main principles that founded this form of therapy have remained the same. Influenced by the “main principles” of this therapy, most DMT sessions are configured around four main stages: preparation, incubation, illumination, and evaluation. Organizations such as the American Dance Therapy Association and the Association for Dance Movement Therapy, United Kingdom maintain the high standards of profession and education throughout the field. DMT is practiced in places such as mental health rehabilitation centers, medical and educational settings, nursing homes, day care facilities, and other health promotion programs. This form of therapy which is taught in a wide array of locations goes farther than just centering the body. Specialized treatments of DMT can help cure and aid many types of diseases and disabilities. Other common names for DMT include: movement psychotherapy and dance therapy.

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Pratt Institute-Main
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Pitzer College
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Dance Therapy Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
3+1 Healthcare Scholarship $2,500 November 01, 2016
Health and Life Science Scholarship - IUPUI Up to $2,500 May 15, 2017
Colonel R. James Glikes Memorial Scholarship $1,600 November 01, 2016
Volunteers in Action Scholarship - College of DuPage $1,000 November 01, 2016
Armenian American Medical Society Scholarship $1,000 October 16, 2016
Dr. Lehman W. Spry, Jr., DDS Scholarship Up to $1,800 November 15, 2016
Veterans Healthcare Scholarship $500 November 01, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. K.R. Hodges Scholarship Up to $500 March 01, 2017
Klein's Science / Pharmacy Major Scholarship - Harford CC $500 November 15, 2016
Texas Dental Specialists Health Professions Scholarship $500 July 01, 2017