Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in partnership with Inspirees Institute

Location: Beijing, Shanghai & Changsha, China

Coordinators & Faculty: Catherine (Cat) Maguire & Karen Studd

Language: English with Mandarin Translation

Upcoming Modules:

  • Module II:
    Module II(b): August 9-16, 2020,


Next Cohort (3rd) Starting:

  • Module Ia: August 19-26, Tonglu, Hangzhou. (New cohort)
Program Costs:

  • Module I: $4,000
  • Module II: $4,000
  • Module III: $4,000
  • *Module IV: $5,000*

*Module IV Tuition includes Final Project Advising Fee of $1000.

**Please note that all prices exclude VAT. Local VAT may apply in different countries and regions.

How to Apply: Email for details and more information.

How to Apply: Email for details and more information.

Deadline for Application for the next cohort starting Jan/Feb 2020 is Aug 1, 2019. Application Fee is $250 (non-refundable, for new applicants.) 

For more information about this program, contact Dr. Tony Zhou, PhD, CMA at

Program Website:


Inspirees Institute is proud to announce the Certification Program in Laban Movement Studies starting in 2016 in China in collaboration with the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, LIMS. This is the first LIMS Certification Program in China and Asia taught by senior LIMS teachers, including Karen Studd and Catherine Maguire in the core faculty. We welcome the applications from the world to join this exciting international program, an invaluable opportunity to study LBMS and gain unique cultural experiences in China.

Inspirees Institute is an international training and research institute specializing in creative arts education and therapy.  Based in the Netherlands and China, Inspirees Institute has been an innovator with global visions and has developed a range of high-quality certification programs (Dance movement therapy, LBMS, Creative movement-Garcia-Plevin Method®, Dance for Parkinson’s – DfPD®) in China since 2006, which has been joined students from China as well as abroad. Our dance movement therapy training program is in full compliance with the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) alternate route training guidelines. The acclaimed Laban webinar series was developed and launched in collaboration with LIMS in 2017. More details about us (training program) and (CAET open access journal)