Training to be a Dance/Movement Therapist

The dance/movement therapy credential is awarded at the graduate level. There are 2 options to become a dance/movement therapist through education and training:

  • Graduates from ADTA Approved Graduate Programs meet all educational requirements for the Registered Dance/Movement Therapy (R-DMT) credential. ADTA approves programs that meet the requirements states in the ADTA Standards for Graduate Dance/Movement Therapy Programs.
  • The ADTA and Dance/Movement Therapy Certification Board recognize an Alternate Route to dance/movement therapy registry and certification. The Alternate Route requires a masters degree (or higher) from an accredited institution of higher learning in combination with general training, specific dance/movement therapy coursework, fieldwork and an internship.  For details, support and information about Alternate Route training and courses click here.

Chicago Laban Training 2018 by Lisa Goldman and Stacey Hurst

The first intensive Laban Training Program offered specifically for DMT students and professionals. Upon completion of the program, participants will have attained advanced observation and analysis of movement skills, comprehensive body re-organization, an expanded movement repertoire, and a greatly enhanced ability to apply LMA in a variety of clinical and/or creative settings.

When: Begin in September 2018 for 12 months

Where: Fine Arts Building, suite 601

Time: Saturdays/Sundays 9-3:30 one weekend/month. Date TBD

Cost: $3,000 total, $100 deposit, $1,500 due July 1st. Balance due prior to start*

Discounts:  5% off for full tuition payment

5% off for registering with a friend

*Payment plans available

CEUs available for $50


Contact Lisa Goldman for more info and to register: 773-717-9246




    1. Hi Jacqueline,

      Thank you for your valuable question. Can you share a little bit more about what you are thinking in terms of more intensive courses? For overseas, we can definitely plan to offer some webinars or facebook live or anything of that nature, but it will help us to know what training topics that you are most interested and what kind of electronic channel that you would like to use.

      Chih-Hsien, Vice-President of IL ADTA Chapter

      IL ADTA Chapter
    1. Dear Stacey,

      That sounds like a fabulous idea. We can definitely do that! Just send over the information that you wish to be on the website and we can take care of it.

      Chih-Hsien (JoAn)

      IL ADTA Chapter

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