Mary Lane is inspirational in the dance industry. Her love for the arts led her to create DAHT, inc. which is helping the community of Phoenix and Arizona.
DAHT is an outstanding organization, and I have witnessed it go from an idea to a reality. The founder is approachable, open-minded and never fails to articulate how dance can play in anybody's life. This organization provides testimonies of dance contributing to an individual's (return to a) sense well-being, and constantly strives to expand awareness and experience of dance to it's immediate community and beyond.
DAHT, Inc. is an amazing organization. The people of DAHT truly want to help spread the message that the mind-body connection can heal aspects of our everyday lives that modern medicine cannot. DAHT is the life's work of Mary Lane Porter and a truly amazing group. I hope everyone can eventually know the benefits of DAHT and the inspiring altruism of Mary Lane.
Dancers and Healthcare Together (DAHT) was founded by Mary Lane Porter, a young woman who is bursting with talent, creativity, and a drive to bring her love of dance into the lives of children and adults, alike, who are facing challenges as a result of mental health and/or medical conditions. The beauty of DAHT is that it accesses the strengths of the population it serves; for so many people, adversity in the form of physical, emotional, and/or behavioral issues can be debilitating and traditional medicine and talk therapy, alone, may not be enough to enhance the quality of their lives. Through DAHT, clients learn how to see beyond their limitations and experience themselves in a creative context that unlocks pain and depression and makes room for joy and hope. The healing power in joy and hope is limitless. DAHT, and the leadership behind it, have the power to change the world one dance at a time. What a gift to communities everywhere!