Ritmo Sensual

Our last performance from the CT Salsa Festival is our beautiful ladies, Ritmo Sensual! These ladies had such a fun time performing Memorial Day Weekend!! Check out their performance below!


Rhythmology Kids


Our Rhythmology Kids also had the opportunity to perform at the CT Salsa Festival! With Carolina as their coach these kids did fantastic!! Check it out below, and come back tomorrow to see what other performances we have for you!


Rhythmology Dancers

The Rhythmology Dancers also came to the CT Salsa Festival with us!! These amazing dancers have been working so hard and did a great job performing their routine!

Check out their performance below and come back tomorrow to see even more!!


Next Generation

Our teenagers, Next Generation, came with us to the CT Salsa Festival!! Their coach Bryan gave them some awesome choreography and they had an amazing time performing! Check it out below! Make sure to keep coming back for more performances!



CT Salsa Festival

Rhythmology just came back from the CT Salsa Festival this past Memorial Day Weekend! It was a weekend filled with fun and excitement! Our very own Alfred & Aleksandra had so much fun giving classes as well as performing. Check out the video below of their performance!


Make sure you keep coming back to this page to see a new performance everyday!!!




Dance/Movement Therapy: The History of DMT

According to the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA), dance/movement therapy is “the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical, and social integration of the individual.”  Dance/movement therapy takes the idea that the mind, body, and spirit are connected, and it uses this premise to enhance the lives of individuals who are suffering in some way.

This sounds like a complicated idea.  How can movement influence emotions?  Aren’t my feelings and body separate?

To understand the true theory behind DMT, it’s helpful to look further into its roots.  One of the most important individuals to the development of DMT is Marian Chace.  A dancer, choreographer, and concert dance performer first, Chace studied with modern dance pioneers Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn at their school, Denishawn.


Eventually, Chace opened her own dance school in Washington D.C., and it was here that she discovered the positive effects movement was having on her students in the 1940s.  The medical community began to take note of her students’ reported feelings of well-being after dancing, and Chace was eventually invited to work at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in D.C in 1942.  She became the first full-time dance therapist in 1947.  Fast forward to 1966, Chace went on to become the first president of the American Dance Therapy Association.

The mission of ADTA is as follows:
1. Define, promote and support the highest standards of education, credentialing, ethical practice and professional identity of dance/movement therapists
2. Increase professional opportunities for the membership by advocating for the inclusion of dance/movement therapy in healthcare, legislative, educational and research systems
3. Support internal communication among members, between the ADTA and the membership, and external communication nationally and internationally
4. Create opportunities for skill development, networking, community, and fund-raising by producing an annual conference
5. Support the growth of the ADTA and the profession by recruiting new members and responding to current membership needs


Stay tuned for the next post in our series to read more about some theory and practice of DMT!



Introduction: Dance/Movement Therapy Blog Series

Welcome to the upcoming blog series about Dance/Movement Therapy!

In a series of five blog posts, we will be discussing:

  • A brief history of Dance/Movement Therapy
  • Some DMT theory and practices
  • Where DMT is used
  • Benefits of DMT
  • A brief overview of other creative arts therapies

Dance therapy is an excellent career path for dancers looking for opportunities outside of performance and teaching.  Stay tuned to learn more about this field!

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