SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection will host two free 'Move to Heal' Dance / Movement workshops -- one for teens and the other for adults -- on Saturday, October 26. Led by Dance / Movement Therapist Naomi Arad-Broome, the workshop will provide a demonstration of Dance/Movement Therapy and participants will learn the difference between Therapeutic Dance and Dance / Movement Therapy while experiencing the transformative power of movement as a tool to heal.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

Teen Workshop (Ages 13-17), 1 - 2 p.m.

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Dance / Movement Therapy is the therapeutic use of dance. Come explore a different part of dance and harness the human need for play and self-expression. Dance/Movement Therapy acknowledges that how we move is a reflection of how we feel. By changing our movement, we can change our attitude. The power of movement is undeniable.

Adult Workshop (Ages 18+), 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Dance / Movement Therapy is the exploration of the mind-body interface. The qualities of any movement are a manifestation of how our mind is expressing through the body at the moment. Our body moves as our mind moves.

Arad-Broome, MA BC-DMTLAC, is a Dance/Movement Therapist at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. She is the NJ Chapter of the ADTA Co-President and has served on the Board since 2011 and has also worked on the NJ Taskforce for Licensure, a collaboration between Drama and Dance / Movement Therapists to pass legislation for licensing the profession in New Jersey.

While in high school, Arad-Broome had the opportunity to experience the work in a pediatric oncology setting. She earned her BA in Psychology with a minor in Dance from Hofstra University and MA from Antioch University New England, ad is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award from the ADTA as well as the 2019 Exceptional Service Award.

The workshops, which are free and open to the public, are made possible by funds from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Participants should be prepared to move and wear comfortable clothes. No dance experience is required.  Space is limited. To sign up fore either workshop, call 908-273-4242, contact taina.bey@theconnectiononline.org or stop by the front desk at The Connection.

For more information, visit TheConnectionOnline.org or stop by 79 Maple Street, Summit.