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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 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.

Professional Development for Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT)

American Dance Therapy Association Alternate Route Courses

Three-Year Alternate Route Dance Therapy Summer Program

92Y’s Alternate Route Dance Therapy Summer Program offers Dance/Movement Therapy course requirements of 270 hours for Alternate Route R-DMT, plus 90 hours of Movement Observation and Analysis and 45 hours of Group Process in DMT, as required by the American Dance Therapy Association. The ADTA has approved these courses for the requirements for the R-DMT. The next 3-year program will start summer 2020. For information and applications for this upcoming program, please email.

Dance Therapy Classes for Specific Populations

Wellness in Motion: Dance Therapy for Individuals with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Using dance therapy principles and expressive movement to engage, inspire and uplift individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their 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.

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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


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