Dance movement therapy and all wellness programs share the philosophy that the mind, emotional and body are integrated. Dance movement therapy activities support an individual along the path of personal wellness and self-discovery by providing activities which enable the exploration of the link between one's mind, emotions and body through creative explorations. Participants will learn about the nonverbal expressiveness of their actions; how their personal movement style influences their every day functioning both emotionally and physically; and the continuum created by the physical embodiment of emotional stress observable in their posture, breath and muscular tension patterns.
Through movement explorations based on anatomical and kinesiological principles, individuals will experience an increase in fluidity, better balance and coordination and inner calm. Personal skills will be developed to better manage every day tensions and anxieties while experiencing the joy of movement and improved fitness.
“If you have the chance to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance!”
Lee Ann Womack
Dr. Suzi Tortora
— director & founder of the Dancing Dialogue:
Healing and Expressive Arts Center
has been a practicing dance/ movement psychotherapist and has been teaching creative dance in NYC & the Hudson Valley region for over 25 years. She also has developed the Drea's Dream dance/movement therapy program on pediatrics at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she is the senior dance therapist. A national and international lecturer and guest teacher at universities and professional meetings, Dr. Tortora's innovative work has been featured on Good Morning America; Eyewitness News, ABC-TV; Women's Day magazine, NPR radio and The New Yorker magazine. Her book, The Dancing Dialogue: Using the Communicative Power of Movement with Young Children, was published in 2011 - third printing.
Payment & Registration Policy
Trial class policy for semester long classes:
Try up to first three classes for $25 each before signing up for the full session. Register, by the third trial class – trial fees will be applied to the full session fee.
Special – 10% off two children any class
Small class sizes allow for individual attention & self-expression.