92Y Harkness Dance Center is a place where pioneers and leaders in the field of Dance Therapy bring instruction of the highest caliber to professionals and prospective mental health practitioners.
In addition to offering continuing education for practicing Dance Therapists, we also welcome psychologists, social workers and educators who want to enhance their practice. We are the only provider of Alternate Route courses in NYC and are committed to furthering the field through creativity, support and innovation.
All Dance Therapy courses are eligible for American Dance Therapy Association CE hours. For further information about the ADTA, please visit www.ADTA.org. Most Dance Therapy courses can be taken for college undergraduate or graduate credit through Empire State College. To learn more about this option, call 212.415.5555.
Dance Therapy Classes for Specific Populations
Wellness in Motion: Dance for Individuals with Memory Loss and Family Caregivers
Using dance therapy principles and expressive movement to engage, inspire, and uplift individuals with memory loss and their family caregivers. Movement experiences are provided on chairs as well as through ambulatory explorations. Each class is developed through improvisation and tailored to the needs of the participants, and a wide variety of music is used to provide rhythmic support and enjoyment. Verbalization is encouraged.
Wellness in Motion: Dance Therapy for Movement Disorders
Using music, rhythm, and dance, this class is an enjoyable way for those with Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and other movement disorders to increase mobility, reconnect with their body, restore balance and stability, and revive energy … All in a safe, social and supportive environment.
Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger and Juliette Collins, Instructors