June Intensive: Dance for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum - 92Y, New York

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Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) and Dance Therapy Intensive

June Intensive: Dance for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum

Diane Duggan, PhD, BC-DMT, LCAT; Tina Erfer, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT, NCC Coordinator; Catherine Gallant, MA; and Suzi Tortora, EdD, BC-DMT, LCAT, NCC, CMA
Dance for Children and Adolescents on the Autistic Spectrum
This program is taking place remotely. If you have signed up, you will receive an email with details of how to access the program.

Sun, Jun 14, 2020 - Thu, Jun 25, 2020
1:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Instructors

Tina Erfer

Tina Erfer, MS, BC-DMT, NCC, LCAT, is a Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, National Certified Counselor and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. For thirty-six years, she has worked as a dance/movement therapist in educational and psychiatric settings, with children and adolescents with special needs. She was the Coordinator of the Hospital School Program on the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry Unit at Mt. Sinai Hospital for eight years. Tina has given lectures, workshops and training sessions at numerous agencies and universities; and supervises and trains dance/move ...

Suzi Tortora

Dr. Suzi Tortora is a board-certified dance movement therapist, Laban Nonverbal Movement Analyst and specialist in the field of infancy mental health and development. Her expertise in early childhood development and the importance of early relationships inform her psychotherapeutic work across the life span. Dr. Tortora has a private dance movement psychotherapy practice, in New York City and Cold Spring-on-the-Hudson, New York. Dr. Tortora offers training programs and lectures about her dance therapy and nonverbal video analysis work with infants, children and families, at national an ...

Diane Duggan

Diane Duggan, PhD, BC-DMT, is a licensed psychologist, board certified dance therapist and dance educator. She began teaching dance in 1972 and has worked as a dance therapist since 1973. She has conducted a dance therapy program in a New York City Department of Education program for adolescents who have emotional and learning disabilities since 1992. Her students have performed in Lincoln Center, Central Park, South Street Seaport, St. Mark’s Church, NYU’s Frederick Lowe Theater and the Apollo Theater.

Catherine Gallant

Catherine Gallant is dancer/choreographer/teacher and works as a full-time NYCDOE dance educator at PS 89 in Manhattan where she explores dance with students in Pre-K through fifth grade. She and her students were featured in the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary, PS DANCE! which illuminates the process of dance learning in public education. From 2003–2009 she developed and implemented a curriculum (with Mary Lisa Burns) to share the work and process of choreographer Merce Cunningham. She served on the writing committee for the NYC Blueprint for the Arts in DANCE and is ...

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