NYU Steinhardt

Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy

  • Course Number: MPADE-GE 2502
  • Hours: 45
  • Units: 3
  • Description: Theories, principles & techniques of movement in the dance therapy field. Topics include the symbolic aspects of the body; the physiological basis of emotion; movement from a developmental perspective; & cultural differences in movement behavior. The creative process as analogous to the therapeutic process is explored. A lexicon of movement elements is examined as a systematic tool for observation & interpretation. The relationship to education is emphasized.
  • Old Course Number: E89.2502