Saturday, 30 April 2016

Expressive Movement Therapy (EMT) Course - Bangalore 2016

Certificate Course: “Expressive Movement Therapy” (Bangalore – 2016)

Expressive Movement therapy (EMT) is a form of dance therapy which uses the body’s natural movements to achieve a balance between emotional, cognitive, social and physical facets in individuals. Eventually, students evolve a strong, personal movement language to enhance their holistic growth leading to healthier functioning.

Creative Movement Therapy Association of India

Expressive Movement Therapy’ Course

(FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Expressive movement therapy?
The Association for Dance Movement Therapy (ADMT) in England defines “Dance Movement Therapy is the use of expressive movement and dance as a vehicle, through which an individual can engage in the process of personal integration and growth. It is founded on the principle that there is a relationship between motion and emotion; by exploring a more varied vocabulary of movement, people experience the possibility of becoming more securely balanced yet increasingly spontaneous and adaptable.  
Through movement and dance, each person’s inner world becomes tangible; individuals share much of their personal symbolism and in dancing together relationships become visible. The dance movement therapist creates a holding environment in which such feelings can be safely expressed, acknowledged and communicated”

What are the timings and duration of the course?
The course is scheduled between 9.30 am and 6.30 pm daily on 8 days every month: Aug 28th to 4th September / 2nd to 9th October & 5th to 12th November (Total Training: 216 hours spread over 4 months)
Internship Sessions (Timings/days of the week) for movement therapy sessions need to be set up between students and NGOs from November 2016 to January 2016. These internships will be supervised by a course faculty member.

What is the Last date to register and make fee payments for the course?
The last date for Registration (by sending us your filled in admission form) and paying course fee is by July 31st 2016.

How to apply/register for the course?
An application form will be mailed to you based on your interest in the course.  The form needs to be filled with necessary details. we will get in touch with you if any more details are required. Your registration will be confirmed on receipt of the course fee. Please email us at or

Who can enroll for the course?
This is a training course. Therefore preference will be given to Special educators, teachers, counselors, psychology / sociology graduates, artists, dancers, healers, therapists, social workers and any other group facilitators working with children or adults with therapeutic needs and issues. The course is open to adults aged 21 years and above.

Can non-dancers enroll in the course?
Yes but they need to train in dance (any form) at least once a week during or even before the course - We will provide you with a list of dance academies in Bangalore / other cities.  Participants will also be assessed on their dance & movement skills during the course.

How is the course structured?
The course is divided into theory, practice, assignments (homework /class work), peer supervision & film viewings. Once the training program is complete, all participants will facilitate movement therapy sessions of 72 hours with any population (of children, adults, adolescents or the elderly) with or without therapeutic needs in an NGO, school, special needs school or treatment center during the months of November-December & January. 

What kind of certification will be given at the end of the course?
You will receive two certificates at the end of the course - one is the National certification from ‘Creative Movement therapy association of India’ certifying you as a ‘Therapeutic Movement Facilitator” and the other is an international certificate from CID-UNESCO ‘the International Dance Council’ (Paris).

What are the criteria for students to receive certifications at the end of this course?
Participants will need:
a) Minimum 95% attendance alongside punctuality during the training period (this does not include the internship hours)
b) Submission of all course assignments for grading,
c) Successful completion of internship and
d) Payment of complete course fee.
Pl note: The actual number of days that you have attended the course will be mentioned on your final certificate.

Will there be a break during these classes?
Yes, there will be a one hour lunch break and 2 fifteen minute tea breaks. Participants can either bring their own lunches or order from the canteen at venue. The course fee includes tea and snacks but not lunches.

What do participants need to bring to the course sessions?
Participants are required to bring 2 note books (of 400 pages) and a diary for journaling personal responses to dance experiences, pencils, pens, erasers and sharpeners.

What kind of attire is required to be worn by participants?
Participants need to wear comfortable clothes for movement eg track pants /T-shirts or Salwar Kurta for all sessions. No tight jeans or Saree please.

Whom do we inform in case of being absent or late during the course?
Please sms 96861-22551. Needless to say that it is important to be punctual and minimize being absent.

Will one get accommodation if coming from outstation?
The course does not provide accommodation. Please keep in touch with Nirmitha (Manager, CMTAI) for information about hotels / service apartments near the venue.

What is the fee for the course?
INR 53,000/- includes registration fee, tuition costs, course material, national & international certifications plus INR 7950/- will be paid as 15% service tax to the Government. So the total fees will be INR 60,950/-. Fee once paid is neither refundable nor transferable. NEFT or cheque to be paid in favour of Creative movement therapy association of India, SB A/C No: 028601001696, IFSC Code: ICIC0000286, Branch Address: 11A, Jorbagh Market, New Delhi – 110003. Please send an email with the transaction details to with subject: "EMT Course Bangalore - Registration" 

Will we be able to cancel participation in the course after paying the fees?
You can cancel the registration for the course provided you inform us (Nirmitha or Preethi) at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. Please note that the course fees once paid will not be refunded if you inform us later. 

Are there any Scholarships available?
None, but only for students with financial difficulties, the payment can be paid in two installments of Rs.30,950 + Rs.30,000 (one before the course begins and the other installment in October before the 2nd curriculum begins).

All course sessions will take place at: Shoonya Studio for Arts and Somatic Practices, 4th Floor, rear wing, No 37, Brahmananda Court, (On passport Office road) Lalbagh Road, Bangalore-560027

Course coordinators:
Nirmitha Jagadeesh - 9686122551
Preethi Rajagopalan – 9886059268

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