Dance Therapy Association of Australia

Dance, arts and other research relevant to dance movement therapists

The effects of dance or mindfulness programs on well-being

Research report in partial fulfillment of BA(Hons), School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University
Date submitted: 2010
Author / Researcher: Heidi Ch’ng

This study investigated the separate and combined effects of dance and mindfulness on well-being. Sixty adults (10 males, 50 females, M = 39.3 years) from the general community
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Cultural dance as life experience: perceptions of Maori performers in Melbourne

M.Ed. thesis, University of Melbourne
Date submitted: 1996
Author / Researcher: Kim Dunphy

This study examines the significance of cultural arts in the lives of seven performers in Te Ruawhenua, a Maori cultural group based in Melbourne, Australia. Respondents covered a
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The role of participatory arts in social change in Timor-Leste

PhD thesis , School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University
Date submitted: 2013
Author / Researcher:  Kim Dunphy

Participatory arts initiatives are increasingly utilised as tools for social change in international development contexts. However, theories of change for these interventions are often poorly
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The therapeutic effects of music and dance on the health of new mothers

M.App.Sc thesis, La Trobe University
Date submitted: 2002
Author / Researcher: Beth Rankin

A randomised controlled trial, pilot study was conducted to test the hypothesis that active participation in music and dance classes would make a difference to the health and well-being
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