Participation in occupation Music and dance has always been apart of my life, my father is a singer, my nana a dancer and I love to do both. I chose music and movement as occupations of choice for this slide show as I love to dance and listen to music, I also believe music to be very therapeutic and is present in one way or another in many lives.
Within my fieldwork setting music and movement were present everyday. For a number of reasons music and movement were used throughout the setting: relaxation, bringing people together, everyone can be included in some way, therapeutic, happiness and joy developed because of it, can be used as a reward, encouragement and a moral booster.
Doing – goal orientatedoccupations gives people a sensea achievement. E.g. Learning toplay the piano. Madison, C. (2012)
Belonging – social interaction,being apart of something. Dancingin a group gives one a sense ofbelonging. Ballet Dance Experts (n.d.).
Being – being with valued people.Having fun, laughing, Happiness isboosted by others who care aboutyou. Madison, C. (2012)
Becoming – who or what we wantto become. Perhaps a balletdancer, being inspired by another.Simple Template. (2011).
Being – The time taken to reflect.Relaxing being totally absorbed inmusic, the moment, appreciatingthe sound. Madison, C. (2012)
Belonging – being a part ofsomething, that sense ofbelonging. Dance culture and beinginvolved with the people and wayof being. Squidoo. (2012).