Imformative Speech on Dance Therapy

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Ary’Anah Walker Informative speech Specific Purpose: I want my audience to know the health benefits of dance therapy. Thesis: Dance isn’t only a way to have fun; it’s also a way to keep you healthy and sane. Introduction Attention getter: “I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.” This quote is said by Ruth St. Denis. I feel like this quote expresses how dance can really help you express your emotions. Credibility: I’ve danced for ten years of my life. Dancing has always been my way of expressing myself. It has helped me so much when something bad was going on in my life. I couldn’t wait until the days I had dance simply because that was the only thing that got me through rough times. Preview: Dance therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses movement to further the social, cognitive, emotional, and physical development of an individual. Today I’d like to discuss the benefits of dance therapy and a little bit of the history. There are many ways dance can help you better yourself. The main points I’m going to talk about today is how dance helps kids with special needs, helps with pain and helps you to get over or through traumatic experiences. Body History of dance therapy. A. Dance therapy began as a profession in the 1940s by a modern dancer named Marian Chace. When she taught her classes she noticed that people were more focused on their feelings when dancing. Like loneliness, shyness and even fear. Hospitals began to notice the effects of dance therapy and started sending some of their psychiatric patients to Chace. By the 1950s, dance therapy became a huge study in different facilities. Other dances also began using this as a way to feel more comfortable with themselves and their bodies. In 1966, dance therapy became organized and recognized when the (ADTA), the American Dance
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