Canadian study to assess dance’s effects on mental health
Body Wrappers/Angelo Luzio recently announced that it would fund a Canadian study on dance and its effects on mental health.
The groundbreaking study includes the National Centre for Dance Therapy in partnership with Les Grand Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, McGill University and York University of Canada. Body Wrappers’ grant will aid officials in examining the impact of dance therapy on undergraduate students seeking professional help for mental health concerns.
The study will use a mixed-methods research approach that combines qualitative and quantitative tools to evaluate how dance works in the brain and body.
“We are thrilled and proud to be a part of this groundbreaking study,” said Marie West, president of Body Wrappers/Angelo Luzio, “and are confident that the outcome will be important in helping people through the movement of dance.”
Photo by Marie-Reine Maretta, courtesy of the National Centre for Dance Therapy.