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Barn dances bring joy and relief to veterans with PTSD

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The idea for dancing-as-therapy grew out of a talk Deborah Denenfeld had with a psychiatrist at Fort Knox about a dancing program for active duty military back in 2011. Denenfeld determined that the barn-style dances were best for military members, and she eventually developed the “Dancing Well” program for veterans with PTSD beginning in 2013.

“This traditional dance, you might think of it as barn dance that’s been tested by hundreds of years of communities dancing it, is so simple and pure it’s a natural for this population,” said Denenfeld, who leads the sessions.

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