Dancing Well: The Soldier Project brings the healing power of music, dance, and community to veterans and families coping with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and brain injury (BI).


What Dancing Well Does

In the audio clip above, a VA recovery professional talks about why Dancing Well is so important for veterans.



The mission of Dancing Well is to restore the well-being of veterans and families affected by PTSD and Brain Injury through community dance.



We envision a world where veterans affected by PTSD and BI can heal and thrive, together with their families, loved ones, and the larger community. 


Core Principles

  • Every person has value, resilience, and the ability to thrive.
  • Every person deserves access to the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of dance.
  • Those with different backgrounds and abilities may need modifications to traditional dance forms, but their ability to enjoy and benefit from dance remains the same.
  • Excellence in dance facilitation is person centered and grows out of responsible and effective training.
It’s like he’s part of something now. He belongs. I haven’t seen him smile this much in probably a few years.
— Spouse of Veteran Participant