Introduction to Dance Therapy (24-28 Feb 2020)

Codarts Master of Arts Therapies offers a 5 day intensive introduction course in dance therapy which consists of experiential work and lectures on different approaches to dance therapy. The course will take place from Monday February 24 – till Friday February 28, 2020.

For

This February introduction is specifically geared toward those considering to apply for the Master in Dance Therapy at Codarts.

Goal

The introduction provides professionals with the opportunity to experience dance therapy, explore whether continuing into a Dance Therapy master is desirable and/or can enrich and deepen one’s own profession. The participant acquires basic knowledge of dance therapeutic methods and receives information about the current professional practice. The introduction may serve as a strong basis for the Master in Dance Therapy offered at Codarts, which will start with a new cohort in September 2020. The highly skilled and experienced tutors in this introduction are members of our faculty.

Experiences

The introduction has been described by former participants as:

“a journey full of discoveries”

“the Power of Dance”

“A way to achieve a deeper and clear understanding of Dance Therapy which helped to make a choice about starting the Master”;

“Intensive, powerful, inspirational, multi-faceted and also reflective for one’s personal life”.

“ The programme is interesting, inspiring, subtle and the tutors extremely experienced.”

“Renowned dance therapists are facilitating the group by offering a unique perspective on what dance therapy is and how we can use it to help people deal with psychopathology, emotional pain, fear and emotions”.

Both introduction courses will be taught by experienced tutors/ supervisors of the programme and will offer a good insight into dance therapy methods and ways of working as well as a solid impression of what to expect of the master education standard. The first 24 applications (after payment is received) will be placed in group 1, the second 24 in group 2.

 

How to register

  • To register for this introduction, you must fill out the online registration form.
  • The fee is €300. For Codarts alumni the fee is €200. A reader is included in the fee, lunch is not. Payment instructions will be sent via e-mail once you have registered via the online application form.
  • The maximum number of participants per group is 24. Final placement will be determined by the order in which registrations are received and will only be definitive once we have received the payment. Participants will be sent notice of received payment.
  • After participation of the entire programme a certificate of participation will be handed out. Take note, that the certificate is not a qualification to practice, and does not guarantee acceptance into the master.

 

The programme

  • Classes are scheduled from 10.00 – 17.00 hrs, with a lunch break from 13.00 – 14.00 hrs.
  • The Introduction will take place at ‘Kruisplein 26, 3012CC, Rotterdam’, which is a 3 minute walk from Rotterdam Central Station.

 

Group 1

 

Day 1: Introduction in basic dance therapy theory and methods

Tutor: Simone Kleinlooh

Basic dance therapy theory and methods are discussed and explored in which the importance of the art form, play, the ‘not knowing stance’, embodied presence and empathic reflection in (therapeutic) relationships are explored.

 

Day 2: The voice on the move

Tutor: Renate Hoenselaar

Our voice is part of our body. This day the focus will be on the perception of your own voice in your body: where is your voice, how to bring it into space? What happens when your dance and voice come together? What happens to your body and dance as the sounds of others influence you? Through your own movement, the movement of others, with hands-on external impulses and playful exercises, a different voice is created. And the voice creates a different body awareness and dance.

 

Day 3: Working with the group

Tutor: Jeannette Mac Donald

By now the group will have spent some time working together: individually, in dyads, small groups and also in one large group. The understanding about the many groups we are part of throughout our lives is an important part of our training. This day will offer a brief insight into this aspect of the introduction; we will not only learn about our own behaviour in groups, but also how to manage group processes in our work as professional DMTs. This day will be a personal adventure about moving and being moved. You are advised to spend some time for reflection before attending. Where do you fit in in this group? What would you like to change about this group if it were possible? How do you feel about the last few days that you have spent together?

 

day 4: Authentic Movement, the beginning

tutor: Céline Gimbrère

This third day will be an introduction to the discipline of Authentic Movement. The experience of entering inner processes will be explored in relation to our own movement and kinaesthetic awareness.

 

Day 5: Exploring professional identity

Tutor: Simone Kleinlooh

During this last day we will explore (verbally and non-verbally) our personal and professional identity (personal dance and movement profile) in relation to the past week and the dance therapy profession. There will be time for discussion and questions concerning the profession / practice and the master programme.

 

 

Group 2

 

Day 1: Introduction in basic dance therapy theory and methods

Tutor: Rosemarie Samaritter

This day will provide experientials as introduction to basic dance therapy theory and methods and will discuss the importance of dance, creativity and play as therapeutic means and the meaning of embodied presence and kinaesthetic empathetic reflection in the therapeutic relationship.

 

Day 2: Understanding one’s own dance

Tutor: Katharina Conradi

An introduction into understanding of dance as a creative wheel for expression and transformation, working  with one’s own creative potential in dance and recognising personal themes.

 

Day 3: The voice on the move

Tutor: Renate Hoenselaar

Our voice is part of our body. This day the focus will be on the perception of your own voice in your body: where is your voice, how to bring it into space? What happens when your dance and voice come together? What happens to your body and dance as the sounds of others influence you? Through your own movement, the movement of others, with hands-on external impulses and playful exercises, a different voice is created. And the voice creates a different body awareness and dance.

 

Day 4: Working with the group

Tutor: Jeannette Mac Donald

By now the group will have spent some time working together: individually, in dyads, small groups and also in one large group. The understanding about the many groups we are part of throughout our lives is an important part of our training. This day will offer a brief insight into this aspect of the introduction; we will not only learn about our own behaviour in groups, but also how to manage group processes in our work as professional DMTs. This day will be a personal adventure about moving and being moved. You are advised to spend some time for reflection before attending. Where do you fit in in this group? What would you like to change about this group if it were possible? How do you feel about the last few days that you have spent together?

 

Day 5: Exploring professional identity

Tutor: Katharina Conradi

During this last day we will explore (verbally and non-verbally) our personal and professional identity (personal dance and movement profile) in relation to the past week and the dance therapy profession. There will be time for discussion and questions concerning the profession / practice and the master programme.

 

Tutors’ biographies (alphabetical order)

Katharina Conradi, MDaT, CMA, Registered Somatic Movement Educator
Tutor of LBMS, dance therapy theory, skills and methods, personal tutor and member of research and audition committee

Choreographer, dance therapist and dance educator based in Amsterdam.
She works at the Academy of Theatre and Dance in Amsterdam and Codarts in Rotterdam and teaches in Poland, Spain, Germany, New York and Belgium. Her main teaching areas are creative process, contact improvisation, composition, release-technique, somatic moving and Laban Bartenieff Movement System. Katharina works on different arts-based projects including dance films (‘Horizon’2013, ’Der Schnee und das Mädchen”2011), community-art projects (‘The home project’ 2017) and presents “Moving Our Selves” intensives with her colleague Joanna Brotman internationally. As a dance therapist she has clinical experience within Depression and Personality disorders (Psychiatric Centre Delta, Spijkenisse). Today she works as dance therapist in her own private practice. Her main approach is to use the body, dance and the creative process as a source and possibility for growth. She co-founded EMOVE Institute which will offer a full certification programme for LBMS at Codarts in the Netherlands starting in 2019. In her private practice she offers dance therapy, supervision and somatic coaching to clients and artists.

 

Céline Gimbrère, Ba Ed., PG Dip
Tutor of authentic movement, personal tutor

Teacher dance expression, psychomotor therapist (NVPMT), body oriented psychotherapist (Downing training). Artistic leader of the Opleiding Dansexpressie Amsterdam (’92-’95). Teacher and choreographer of dance and movement improvisation since 1976. Senior Support Assistant at the Victims and Witnesses Unit of the International Criminal Court, dealing with trans cultural treatment aspects, war trauma’s, conflict related PTSD and anti-social personality disorders. (2004-2011)
Private practice since 1990 for therapy, coaching and supervision. Teacher of Authentic Movement since 1995 (trained by Janet Adler).

 

Renate Hoenselaar  MDaT, LVSC
Dance therapy supervisor and member of advisory committee

Bachelor Dance therapist (Nijmegen, 1990) and Master Dance Therapist (Codarts, 2010). Registered senior dance therapist with the register Vaktherapie(NVDAT), and registered LVSC supervisor. Sensori Motor Psychotherapist (Level 1) and Rock and Water trainer. Working with voice and dance.

Dance therapist and supervisor with private practice, Praktijk Hoenselaar, since 2000, working with children, adolescents and adults especially with early childhood trauma, complex trauma and early childhood trauma as result of sexual abuse, anxiety and aggression problems, relationship therapy.

Renate worked for 17 years in a psychotherapeutic centre and psychiatric clinic of a general hospital individually and in groups with inpatients, part-time outpatients and patients from the polyclinic. She was a regular guest teacher and is an external examiner at the Bachelor Psycho Motor Therapy at Hogeschool Arnhem-Nijmegen.

Member of the advisory committee Master DT since 2011; board member of the FVB (Federation of Arts Therapies and Psychomotor Therapy) 2006-2010; board member of the committee FVB-VVT (vrijgevestigde vaktherapeuten), chair of the NVDAT (Dutch Association for DT) 2014-2018, active for the NVDAT 1993 and ongoing.

 

Simone Kleinlooh, MDaT, PhD candidate Erasmus University, BC-DMT, senior registered DT and LVSC registered supervisor.
Coordinator dance therapy programme, tutor of dance therapy theory, skills and methods, development lab coach, member of advisory and research committee, personal tutor

After a career as a dancer, dance teacher (in private ballet school for 28 years) and having worked over 15 years in clinical settings with adolescences and adults she now works at Codarts, Master of Arts Therapies, University of the Arts in Rotterdam as the programme coordinator Dance Therapy and as a lecturer. She is a guest lecturer DMT at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences; member of KenVak, the Dutch Research Center for the Arts Therapies and offers DMT and nonverbal communication and creativity trainings in China a.o countries. In her private practice she offers dance therapy, coaching and supervision to clients and facilitators. Regular contributor to national and international conferences.

 

Jeannette MacDonald, BA (Hons) Psych, ARAD, SrDMT, ARAD
Tutor of dance therapy theory, skills and methods

Visiting Lecturer Apollo Arts Education, China and of the DMT Masters Course, Barcelona Autonomous University, Spain. Core tutor, supervisor, Warsaw DMT Institute, Poland and of the DMT Masters Course, Codarts, Rotterdam since 2004. Guest lecturer, PsiNove, Psychotherapy Clinic, Lisbon, Portugal and visiting lecturer, Zagreb DMT Masters Course, Croatia. UK delegate to EADMT (European Association for DMT) Senior associate member of The Royal Society of Medicine London.

Clinical supervisor to senior colleagues, students in training and other Arts Therapists.

Private therapy and supervision practice in Exeter and London 35 years.

Consultant dance movement psychotherapist, Creative Therapy Service (NHS) Exeter

Pioneered DMT within UK National Health Service (NHS) First UK Post.

Chair of the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK. (ADMP UK) 1998 -2002.

Represented DMT profession at the HPC (Health Professions Council) working towards state registration.

Senior lecturer, clinical placement coordinator, MA Dissertation Supervisor for PG Dip/MA DMT Course, Laban Centre, London, 2000-2002 . Clinical specialties include, Complex PTSD, body dysmorphia, issues of loss, palliative care, group process.

Regular contributor to national and international conferences.

Faculty member of The Royal Academy of Dance, BA (Hons) Dance in Education

Life member and practical teaching supervisor for Royal Academy of Dance, London. UK.

Director of Exeter Dance Centre 1980 to 2000 and former professional dancer in Europe and UK.

 

Rosemarie Samaritter, PhD, SrDMT, IBT, Dipl. Rhyth.
Programme leader of the MAT research, research coach, tutor DMT theory & methods and DMT & neurophysiology.

Is a certified senior dance movement therapist and supervisor. She graduated in Dalcroze Rhythmics from Hochschule für Musik Rheinland, Wuppertal (D). She holds a degree in Integrative Movement Therapy from VU University Amsterdam (NL) and later specialised in Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. Rosemarie has been trained in movement analysis through Laban Movement Analysis, Kestenberg Movement Profile and Movement Psychodiagnostic Inventory. She obtained her doctorate from the University of Hertfordshire (UK) with a study on the effects of DMT on interpersonal attunement in young people with autism.

She works as a senior dance therapist in private practice and in collaboration with a mental health institution specialised in experiential psychotherapy, EDT Maastricht. She is specialised in working with patients with personality disorders and a disturbed sense of self in the Shared Movement Approach.

Rosemarie has been teaching and presenting DMT theory and methods at National and International conferences and DMT training programmes.

As a researcher at Codarts Arts for Health Rotterdam (NL) and KenVaK Research Centre for the Arts Therapies (NL) Rosemarie has been involved in intervention research and the development of innovative DMT research projects with a specific focus on dance-informed research strategies and the use of biometrical research tools.