What is a Dance Therapist?

Dance Therapist Job Description

Dance Therapists plan, direct and coordinate medically approved dance recreation programs for patients recovering from physical or mental trauma.



Typical Job Duties

• Prepare and submit reports regarding the progress or regression of patients and their various reactions to certain programs

• Confer with members of treatment team to plan and evaluate therapy programs

• Encourage clients with special needs and circumstances to acquire new skills and get involved

• Obtain information from medical records and family members in order to assess their needs and capabilities

• Develop movements and routines that will assist in meeting the needs and objective of the patient

• Observe, analyze, and record patients' participation, reactions, and progress during dance sessions

• Modify treatment programs as needed



Scholarships for Becoming a Dance Therapist

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Dance Therapist. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Dance Scholarships and Psychology Scholarships pages.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Becoming a Dance Therapist: Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Dance Therapist. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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