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LEARNING RESOURCES

Presented below are a selection of informative articles, tools and resources providing useful information on exploring the diverse world of movement:



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

"Cultivating Body Knowledge" by Judy Gantz

While Rudolf Laban developed rich framework for observing, analyzing, and recording human movement, he also advocated learning about moving by moving. In “Cultivating Body Knowledge,” Judy Gantz describes the four stage pedagogical scheme she has created to help students deepen their understanding of movement. Her approach combines somatic learning about movement “from the inside” with objective and reflective approaches informed by Laban Movement Analysis. Her educational goal is to foster a corporeal way of knowing self and other, one that yields greater empathy and tolerance.

This article won first place in a special series of prize-winning essays on the theme "My Creative Application of Laban Theory" sponsored by Motus Humanus.

Download the article here

 


 

Kids Get Movin' (DVD)

This DVD features a fun and motivating exercise program aimed at kids 5-13. Its purpose is to help kids build aerobic capacity, coordination, flexibility, strength and balance through hip hop and yoga related workouts. English & Spanish versions.

www.KidsGetMovin.com



Motivating Moves for People with Parkinson's (DVD/VHS)

An award-winning program of 24 seated exercises created by movement expert Janet Hamburg. The enjoyable exercises are specifically designed to address typical Parkinson's movement challenges such as stability, flexibility, posture, vocal range and facial expressivity. Co-produced by the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.


www.MotivatingMoves.com



Conscious Dancer Magazine

A full color quarterly magazine dedicated to the moving arts lifestyle and discovering health, happiness and spirtual awareness by simply being in motion. Conscious Dancer magazine is distributed at yoga and dance studios, health food stores, retreats, as well as on many newstands. Also available by subscription.


www.ConsciousDancer.com

 

 


LINKS

Provided below are links to a number of organizations involved with Movement/Education and related fields, as well as links to additional informational resources. These links are organized under the following categories:


 

Creative Dance For Children

Laban Movement Studies

Somatics & Movement Education

Dance Therapy

Dance And Yoga Therapy

Dance Organizations

Arts & Healing



 

Luna Kids Dance

Luna Dance Institute is a nationally-acclaimed dance education organization based in Berkeley, CA. Established in 1992, our mission aims to bring creativity, equity and community to every child’s life through the art of dance. Luna uses active inquiry to deepen the learning experience of children and adults, improve teaching practice and build high quality arts programs.

www.LunaDanceInstitute.org



Creative Dance Center

Located in Seattle,Washington, Anne Green Gilbert's non-profit organization provides quality, brain-compatible dance education to people of all ages, with a special focus on children and creative movement.

www.CreativeDance.org



Virgina Tanner Creative Dance Program

Classes take a holistic approach to teaching and learning, respecting each dancers' individual development level and needs. Virgina Tanner was a pioneer in the world of children's dance, and was guided by the premise that : "The motivating force behind my work is not only developing excellent dancers, but more importantly, developing young people who are useful, imaginative, worthwhile human beings."

www.TannerDance.utah.edu



 

Kestenberg Movement Profile

The Kestenberg Movement Profile is a system of analyzing, notating and interpreting body movement, which reflects an individual's areas of psychological health and/or imbalance. Employing a developmentally-based framework, the KMP allows us to understand an individual's needs, personality, coping skills, learning style, self feelings, emotional and creative intelligence, and social maturity. This work is applicable to psychotherapists, parents, teachers and businesses.

www.kestenbergmovementprofile.org



Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies

LIMS® is an institution that integrates a school, an arts and culture program, and a research center. At LIMS®, we explore study and teach movement. Our approach, based on the work of Rudolf Laban and Irmgard Bartenieff, provides a comprehensive way of learning to clarify and understand movement as a fundamental human experience.

www.LIMSOnline.org



Intergrated Movement Studies

IMS is an internationally recognized team of Movement Educators that offers in-depth training in understanding and describing movement through Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis. Most participants feel that in addition to providing a professional credential and broadened perspectives and skills in their chosen field, the work has also fostered their own creativity and personal growth. Our Certificate Programs and Introductory Workshops in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies are offered at the University of Utah, at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Certificate Programs also provide training in Creative Systems Theory, and enable students to apply to be a Registered Somatic Therapist or Educator.

www.imsmovement.com


Motus Humanus

Motus Humanus is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to furthering the study of human movement in the tradition of movement theorist Rudolf Laban.

www.motushumanus.org


Language of Dance

Language of Dance® is a method that facilitates movement experience and understanding. It achieves this through exploring the Movement Alphabet®, the building blocks of all movement and motif writing and reading.

www.lodc.org



 

The Authentic Movement-BodySoul Center

Authentic Movement studies are integrated with Jungian Depth psychology, elements of Marion Woodman's BodySoul Rhythms® approach, embodied dreamwork, Somatics, and creative arts therapy. Programs include ongoing groups, week-long intensives, workshops, and consultation. Open to professionals and laypeople, this transformative process offers participants the opportunity to enrich their explorations of body, psyche, and spirit. Sessions support the development of embodied consciousness and the ability to be present with oneself and another, individually, in community, and in the natural world.

www.AuthenticMovement-BodySoul.com



Center for Kinesthetic Education (CKE)

The Center for Kinesthetic Education was founded and is directed by Martha Eddy, RSMT, Ed.D., CMA. Through private sessions, lectures, classes, programs and training Martha Eddy and the CKE professional team seek to enhance body-mind-emotional (somatic) awareness, with the goal of enabling a wide range of people to more fully enjoy the satisfactions of life.

www.wellnesscke.net


Depth Movement

The Embodiment of Life - encapsulates the work of teacher and therapist, Katya Bloom PhD, BC-DMT,CMA, incorporating movement as practice, as art and as therapy.

www.depthmovement.com



International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA)

Maintains a professional registry of practitioners and supports organizations that provide training in varied somatic movement disciplines.

www.ismeta.org



Moving On Center

Moving on Center School for Participatory Arts and Somatic Research has offered programs bridging somatics and the performing arts for social change for the past twelve years. Our training programs embrace a holistic view of the body and engage the whole body-mind -- the feeling, sensing, learning and expressive being. Our faculty includes many of the finest educators in the San Francisco area, as well as master teachers and visiting artists from around the world.

www.MovingOnCenter.org



Somatic Expression

Body Wisdom for Modern Times — is an approach to somatic education, expressive therapy and mind/body healing developed by Jamie McHugh.

www.SomaticExpression.com



 

American Dance Therapy Association

The ADTA is an organization dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the profession of dance/movement therapy. Its objective is to promote and provide resources for dance/movement theapists as well as maintain high standards of professional education and competence within the field.

www.adta.org



The Authentic Movement-BodySoul Center

Authentic Movement studies are integrated with Jungian Depth psychology, elements of Marion Woodman's BodySoul Rhythms® approach, embodied dreamwork, Somatics, and creative arts therapy. Programs include ongoing groups, week-long intensives, workshops, and consultation. Open to professionals and laypeople, this transformative process offers participants the opportunity to enrich their explorations of body, psyche, and spirit. Sessions support the development of embodied consciousness and the ability to be present with oneself and another, individually, in community, and in the natural world.

www.AuthenticMovement-BodySoul.com



JFK University Master of Arts In Counseling Pysychology Program - Holistic

If you are wanting to become a DMT professional, starting in the January 2012 you can apply to the JFK Expressive Arts Therapy Master's in Counseling Psychology which will include an elective emphasis in Dance Therapy. This graduate degree will meet the some of the criteria of ADTA DMT Alternative Route training. This DMT specialization will be part of the Holistic Studies Department at JFKU's Campbell California campus. For more information, visit:

www.jfku.edu



Somatic Psychology Concentration at Meridian University

The ADTA Alternate Route training offered through CMER is approved by
Meridian University for the Professional Specialty Program requirements
towards a Master's or Doctoral degree in psychology with a concentration
in Somatic Psychology. Additional information about Meridian University's
programs can be found here:

www.meridianuniversity.edu



 

Kathy Cass

Consulting, Workshops and Therapeutic Classes addressing the creative and therapeutic use of Yoga and dance/movement for personal and professional practice.

www.KathyCass.com

 

National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)

A non-profit organization, dedicated to promoting standards of excellence in dance education.

www.ndeo.org


National Dance Association (NDA)

The National Dance Association leads in promoting and supporting creative, artistic and healthy lifestyles through quality services and programs in dance and dance education.

www.aahperd.org/nda


 

 

UCLArts and Healing

UCLArts and Healing facilitates the use of the arts as a tool for mind/body healing in the community as a vehicle for empowerment and transformation via:  1) offering affordable experiential learning opportunities for health/mental health professionals, educators, community workers, caregivers, artists, and the general public, 2) designing and evaluating programs that can be implemented broadly in educational, health care, and recreational settings, and 3) creating partnerships with academic institutions, educational and health care institutions, community-based organizations, schools, professional organizations, and private industry.  UCLArts and Healing is an organizational member of the UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine (CCIM), which promotes education and research in complementary, alternative, and integrative approaches to health and well-being, and represents the UCLA academic integrative medicine community on a national and international level.  UCLArts and Healing offers continuing education for mental health professionals.

www.uclartsandhealing.net