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Curriculum & References

Original Curriculum, 2009

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American Dance Therapy Association.

 (2021). What is Dance/Movement Therapy?

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Benzwie, T. (1987). A Moving

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Gallagher, Shaun. (2006). How the

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Hildebrandt, M.K., Koch, S.C., &

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