Darcee Groves

Weirton • West Virginia

Story

I have loved to dance since I could walk. My mother was my dancing teacher and she continues to dance after 58 years. I was so inspired by her and with joy my dancing brought two others that I pursued my masters degree and dance movement therapy. I have worked in inpatient psychiatric hospitals working with children, adolescents and adults. I also have worked with severely profoundly mentally disabled adults that were also blind and deaf. I presently work in nursing homes and through all these jobs that I have had I am doing dance. I have all of these people dancing with me expressing sheer joy in movement. I also teach dance with my mother at the Brenda Casey dance center teaching creative movement to 1 to 3-year-olds, children and adolescents. I have worked with children who have disabilities as well as right now and work with a child who is dealing with a horrible skin disease called EB. I truly believe that anyone can dance. That is why I pursued to use my dance and another positive way. I have studied and perform dance my entire life as I studied it Goucher College in Towson Maryland and have a bachelors degree and dance education doubts have my Masters degree from Hunter College in dance movement therapy. Dance has been my therapy throughout my entire life has given me self-confidence pride and sheer joy. I love to share everything that dances brought to me with each and every student, patient, or resident that I work with. I truly love to dance.