Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students
Department: Visual and Performing Arts
Course Number: NCAT 2510
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Creative Arts & Healing
  • Dance
  • Wellness
Enrollment limited. Changing the way we move, express feelings, and communicate with others has a profound effect on body/self-image, self-esteem, and social interaction. Through dance, the body becomes a source of joy rather than a reservoir of problems and pain. Techniques such as empathetic reflection, self-synchrony, and rhythmic integration are experienced and discussed in relation to prevention and rehabilitation. Students learn about dance therapy practice with diverse populations such as patients with eating disorders, chronic pain, and schizophrenia. This introduction to the field includes the history of the profession, theoretical concepts, information on further training, professional standards, and employment opportunities. Certificate students must register in person with a certificate registration form signed by the program coordinator. For more information, call 212.229.5567 or email
Course Open to: Degree Students