American Journal of Dance Therapy

, Volume 41, Issue 2, pp 158–169 | Cite as

Grace and Grit: A Meditation on Dance Movement Therapy’s Locations and Aspirations

Marian Chace Foundation Lecture 2018
  • Christine CaldwellEmail author


This article examines the concepts of grace and grit, as they apply to the field of dance movement therapy. By understanding these concepts in the moving body, we can find inspiration for our field. As well, we can more deeply understand how these terms inform both our personal and social activism.


Grace Gracefulness Dance movement therapy Body oppression 


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The author declares that they have no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by the author.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Counseling and PsychologyNaropa UniversityBoulderUSA

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