Log in


ADTA One Billion Rising Events

The ADTA was proud to officially join One Billion Rising.

President Dr. Sherry Goodill announced the official involvement of ADTA in the global movement "One Billion Rising." Watch the video about the movement.

Download the clinical information worksheet:

Download OBR Clinical Information Sheet in English

Download OBR Clinical Information Sheet in Spanish

"Our dance shows our suffering and our strength, our wounds and our womanhood.  We dance to RISE above!"

-Kristine Winner, R-DMT

Dance to Rise, Dance to Heal

Bergen Community College, Paramus, New Jersey

The Women's Club and Dance Club at Bergen Community College hosted a day of dance in the Student Center. The day included information tables, flash mobs, a dance-a-thon, performances, on-site lessons, dance-related demonstrations, and give aways.


"I am rising because my voice matters.

I am dancing because my body IS my voice.” 

-Lora Wilson Mau, BC-DMT

Jody Wager, Vice President of the American Dance Therapy Association, facilitated a Rising at a local hospital, in honor of the many women patients who are victims and survivors of abuse and violence.

Rising and Reclaiming Life!

The Michael Barlow Center in association with Grace House, Chicago, Illinois

The Illinois Chapter of ADTA and the women of Grace House through the Michael Barlow Center brought attention to the injustice of women (in prison and in life) and let the world know that we will not stand for it any longer...

Columbia College Chicago, ILADTA, Moved, EDNC

“A client said ‘Dance Therapy brightens your day and rejuvenates you when you’ve abandoned yourself.’” 

-Keri Nadler 


Lesley and Violence Transformed:

One Billion Rising

Lesley University, Massachusetts


Men and women formed an alliance to end the violence against women. In an act of solidarity they demonstrated to women around the world the commonality of their struggles and our collaborative power to take action and bring awareness through dance!


“I rise for the equality of men and women across the planet.”

-Brigitta White, M.S., R-DMT

Antioch University, New England


Students and faculty at the Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling program joined the global, dance-based movement of One Billion Rising to help end violence against women.



“I rise for women who have suffered psychological violence. Dance/Movement Therapy can offer support.” 

-Alice Garfias, M.A


Strike. Dance. Rise

Central Plaza, Manuel Gomez-Morin Cultural Center, 

Queretaro, Mexico

Students from the Autonomous University of Queretaro shared a choreography and creative, expressive non-verbal reflections on the theme of gender violence.

“I rise to end psychological and body trauma” 

 -Brigitta White, M.S., R-DMT


Rise Up and Dance!

Virya Classroom at Naropa University's Paramita Campus, Colorado

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) and Naropa University students organized an evening of "Rising.”

"Dance is the primal response to life - dance and song.  We rejoice.  We return to claiming our lives.  We are embodied and women in solidarity.  We heal as we have for centuries.  We soothe and claim each other again for life."

-Ann Cole, BC-DMT

Drexel University, Philadelphia

Dance/Movement Therapy students RISE, raising awareness to help end violence against women and girls.



*Choreography On Canvas*

Dance/Movement Therapist Rise Up

Choreography on Canvas Studio, Brooklyn, New York

Choreography On Canvas" is dance/movement therapist, Jennifer Giuglianotti's, creation fusing the creation of art through dance. She has joined with dance/movement therapist, Orit Zabari, to RISE UP and heal through dance to END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software