Six things to know when dating a dance/movement therapist.

Photo credit: Mellisa Madison Fuller/

Photo credit: Mellisa Madison Fuller

The beginning of summer is near.  Life is about to consist of vacations, BBQs, and afternoons at the beach.  Unfortunately that doesn’t leave a whole lot of time for blogging. To gear up for another hectic summer (every year I think, “This summer won’ be busy.”) I’ve commissioned a few friends to write guest blog posts. This includes my fiancé.  My fiancé is familiar with my blogging life, in fact, he’s my editor.  Not only is he a second pair of eyes to look for errors, but he is also a good gauge if the content of the blog makes sense since he is outside of the dance/movement therapy (DMT) realm.  As in, if he can understand it, then someone who is NOT a dance/movement therapist or knowledgeable of DMT can understand it.  Awhile back I asked him to write a post about what it’s like to date a dance/movement therapist. He is a creative writer so the first draft came out a bit more gushy and flowery than I’d like to admit.  Instead, I’ve decided to take from his words and compose a list.  Please know that I do realize that all dance/movement therapists are different, but maybe we have some things in common that our partners notice.  Here are the six things you need to know about dating a dance/movement therapist.

  1. They have an ability to identify the energies of the people around them.
  2. They are not bent on a premeditated path.
  3. Being in a relationship with a Dance/Movement Therapist isn’t much different from being in a relationship with someone that isn’t a Dance/Movement Therapist… (I have to appreciate the honesty.)
  4.  They are constantly studying movement. These can be simple observations such as, “boy, that guy across the street is exerting a lot of effort in walking forward.”
  5. They have the ability to gauge situations no matter how obvious or minute the details.
  6. They have a passion that radiates.

About emilyadannunzio

Board Certified-Dance/Movement Therapist. Movement Analyst (GL-CMA). Researcher. Dancer. Bartender. Detroit, MI.
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