Dance and Movement therapy




What is Dance and Movement Therapy?
The course explores the history, theory and methodology of dance therapy and features of the integrative approach, and the basic skills of dance therapists. Completion allows students to lead developmental classes or use integrative dance-movement psychotechniques in professional practice.

The training program is a living process and is constantly changing. Always the main objectives are to form a profound understanding of movement and human contact through dance. We outline the boundaries of each approach used: the practices of spontaneous dance and authentic movement, techniques of improvisation and somatics, work with emotions and relationships.

Module 1
The Body as a Resource. Integral Somatics and the 5 Basics Model: – Grounding – Centering – Focusing – Boundaries – Contact Integral model of resource work.

Module 2
Free Dance. Using free dance to discover personal and creative potential. Different forms and approaches to spontaneous and free dance: Ecstatic dance, 5 Rythms, Dynamic meditations and other formats. Special features of the contract and classes. The use of music.

Module 3
Improvisation and Performance as forms of therapeutic and creative exploration. Working with impulses, strategies of development and interaction. Presence, flow and structure in performance.

Module 4
Basic models of working with emotions and relationships. Dance as nonverbal multilevel communication in a couple. Non-verbal communication and child development. Work with emotions in ITDT. Basic themes and formats in working with relationships.

Module 5
Dance as Meditation. Authentic Movement, Contemplative Dance, Movement Ritual and other dance meditations and rituals. An Integral View of Spirituality.

Module 6
Dance with the shadow, the use of dance when working with the scary. Butoh dance.

The course is intended for:

  • Practical psychologists and psychotherapists interested in the application of dance and movement in their practice
  • Choreographers and dance teachers interested in the psychological aspects of movement
  • for all who are interested in and practice dance as a form of personal development


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