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DANCE FOR CONNECTION

Dance for Connection is committed to improving the quality of life for older adults and people with dementia through dance, dance/movement therapy and embodied caregiving by means of direct programming, education and training, supervision, professional writing, advocacy and research.

 
 

Donna Speaks about dance as a healing tool for dementiA...

"Dance/movement therapy is primarily about forging a healing relationship where movement and dance are the media, just as words are the medium in verbal psychotherapy... We pay honor when we dance with {people with dementia], when we relate to them in an embodied way, when we attempt to understand their nonverbal communication. When we dance with them, we invite them to be in their bodies, to savor the sensations and experience of vitality, now, in their last days, while they still have bodies."

- Donna Newman-Bluestein