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

Location: Beijing & Shanghai, China

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

Language: English with Mandarin Translation.

Upcoming Modules:

  • Module II: August 7 – 23, 2017 in Beijing, China
  • Module IIIa: October 1 – 8, 2017 in Shanghai, China
  • Module IIIb: February 2 – 9, 2018 in Beijing, China
  • Module IVa: August 13 – 20, 2018 in Beijing, China
  • Module IVb: February 11 – 18, 2019 in Beijing, China

Next Cohort Starting:

  • Module I: August 21 – 30, 2018 in Beijing, China
Program Costs:

  • Module I: $3,410
  • Module II: $3,610
  • Module III: $3610
  • *Module IV: $4,460*

*Module IV Tuition includes Final Project Advising Fee.

**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.

Deadline for Application for the next cohort starting August 2018 is May 1, 2018. 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 LMA/BF and gain unique cultural experiences in China.

Inspirees Institute is an international training institute specializing in creative arts education and therapy.  Based in the Netherlands and China, Inspirees Institute has been an innovator with global visions and runs various training programs (Dance therapy, LMA/BF, Creative movement, Dance for Parkinsons) in China and Europe since 2006. Our dance therapy certification program is in full compliance with the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) alternate route training guidelines.  More details about us and