There are three introductory courses offered through LIMS. All three introductory courses are required prerequisites for entry into the LIMS Certification Program in Laban Movement Studies. For information about the instructors see the LIMS Faculty page for bios and photos.

 

2022 – 2023 Schedule


Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis – $375

Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) has a comprehensive vocabulary and analytical framework with which to identify patterns and changes of movement to perceive meaning. Learn to analyze the body in motion to become a more dynamic mover and communicator through understanding your movement preferences and investigate the many ways the body can shape itself and project into space. LMA supports creative work in fields as diverse as Performing Arts, Music, Business, Psychology, Anthropology, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Medical Research, Animation/CGI/Robotics, Ergonomics, Non-verbal Communications, among many others.

LIMS’s Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis course is offered through Zoom over two (2) weekends on Saturday and Sunday.

LIMS will also be offering one In-Person session in 2023 in August. This session is a 2-day, intensive session, with class running for 9 hours each day (Saturday and Sunday). 

DATES TIMES (All times are Eastern Time Zone) LOCATION INSTRUCTOR
2022      
3-4 Dec, 10-11 Dec 10 AM – 2:30 PM (w/ Break) Online (zoom) Cecilia Fontanesi
2023
4-5 Mar, 11-12 Mar 10 AM – 2:30 PM (w/ Break) Online (zoom) Cecilia Fontanesi
29-30 Apr, 6-7 May 10 AM – 2:30 PM (w/ Break) Online (zoom) Cecilia Fontanesi
17-18 Jun, 24-25 Jun 10 AM – 2:30 PM (w/ Break) Online (zoom) Cecilia Fontanesi
26-27 August 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM (w/ Lunch) IN-PERSON Cecilia Fontanesi
7-8 Oct, 14-15 Oct 10 AM – 2:30 PM (w/ Break) Online (zoom) Cecilia Fontanesi
2-3 Dec, 9-10 Dec 10 AM – 2:30 PM (w/ Break) Online (zoom) Cecilia Fontanesi

Eventbrite - Intro to Laban Movement Analysis (LMA)

 


Introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals – $375

The Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF) are a set of principles developed by Irmgard Bartenieff, who studied with Rudolf Laban. Bartenieff developed a methodology exploring the principles of kinesiological functioning that can be used to observe and analyze our bodies in motion and which can be extended to all types of movement possibilities. Immerse yourself in an extraordinary, integrative movement experience that goes beyond technique. Explore the underlying principles of movement through the lens of Bartenieff – this somatic movement approach that is shaking up and waking up the fitness, performing arts, and communication worlds.

LIMS’s Introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals course is offered through Zoom over two (2) weekends on Saturday and Sunday.

LIMS will also be offering one In-Person session in 2023 in August. This session is a 2-day, intensive session, with class running for 8 hours each day (Saturday and Sunday). 

DATES TIMES (All times are Eastern Time Zone) LOCATION INSTRUCTOR
2023
18-19 Feb, 25-26 Feb 10 AM – 2:00 PM (w/ Break) Online (zoom) Christy Funsch
15-16 Apr, 22-23 Apr 10 AM – 2:00 PM (w/ Break) Online (zoom) Christy Funsch
3-4 Jun, 10-11 Jun 10 AM – 2:00 PM (w/ Break) Online (zoom) Cheryl Clark
19-20 August 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM (w/ Lunch) IN-PERSON Alexandra Beller
23-24 Sept, 30 Sept – 1 Oct 10 AM – 2:00 PM (w/ Break) Online (zoom) Christy Funsch
11-12 Nov, 18-19 Nov 10 AM – 2:00 PM (w/ Break) Online (zoom) Christy Funsch

Eventbrite - Intro to Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF)

 


Introduction to Anatomy & Kinesiology – $475

The Anatomy & Kinesiology (A&K) workshop explores the skeletal-muscular system experientially through functional and expressive movement, activation of the subjective body, group discussion, and hands-on work. This course has been approved to be transferred for a semester-long course credit at Lesley University, New York University, Rutgers, and others. 

 

LIMS’s Introduction to Anatomy & Kinesiology course is offered through Zoom over two (2) weekends on Saturday and Sunday.

LIMS will also be offering one In-Person session in 2023 in August. This session is a 2-day, intensive session, with class running for 9 hours each day (Saturday and Sunday). 

DATES TIMES (All times are Eastern Time Zone) LOCATION INSTRUCTOR
2023      
4-5 Feb, 11-12 Feb 10 AM – 2:30 PM (w/ Break) Online (zoom) Cheryl Clark
25-26 Mar, 1-2 Apr 10 AM – 2:30 PM (w/ Break) Online (zoom) John Chanik
13-14 May, 20-21 May 10 AM – 2:30 PM (w/ Break) Online (zoom) Cheryl Clark
12-13 August 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM (w/ Lunch) IN-PERSON Anastasi Siotas
9-10 Sept, 16-17 Sept 10 AM – 2:30 PM (w/ Break) Online (zoom) Cheryl Clark
28-29 Oct, 4-5 Nov 10 AM – 2:30 PM (w/ Break) Online (zoom) Cheryl Clark

Eventbrite - Introductory Anatomy & Kinesiology

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I have to have prior dance or movement experience? No, you do not. All of our introductory workshops assume that you have no prior knowledge of the material and you do not have to be a professional dancer or athlete. Anyone interested in learning more about Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies is welcome to attend our workshops.

Is there a particular order to take the introductory courses? We may recommend you plan to begin with Anatomy & Kinesiology, followed by Bartenieff Fundamentals, and finish with Laban Movement Analysis. However, it is not a strict order to follow, and you can start with any course by accommodating your own schedule.

Does LIMS offer any scholarship or payment plan to introductory course students? LIMS does not provide introductory course students with a scholarship or a payment plan. However, either of the following discounts is available according to our discount policy:

  • LIMS members* get 10% off from the introductory course fee. To register for a course with the discount, please use the email you have on file in the discount code box. If you have any questions, or need assistance, please email education@labaninstitute.org. 
  • Non-LIMS members get a $100 discount applied to the tuition of the third course when they take all three (3) introductory courses at LIMS. To register for the third course with the discount, please email education@labaninstitute.org. 

*Not a member yet? No worries! Please click here to be taken to our member registration page to sign up.

I registered for a workshop but I cannot attend. What can I do? Let us know as soon as you can and note our cancellation policy below. You can transfer your registration to another date up to one year after your registration date for $30, up to one week (7 days) before the start of the original workshop date. You may even transfer to one of our other introductory workshops.

  • Cancellation Policy: A full refund is available when you notify LIMS 30 days prior to the workshop. Cancellations 2 weeks or less from the workshop date will receive 50% of tuition in refund. If you need to transfer your registration to another date, there is a $30 transfer fee. The option to transfer is only available until one week (7 days) before the workshop start date. LIMS reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment; however, all participants will be issued a full refund due to any cancellation on LIMS’s part.

I am taking the workshop to satisfy a requirement for my college or university, will you provide proof of my attendance? When you fully participate in the workshop with no absences or tardies, we will provide you with a certificate of completion that you can submit to your school. To ensure if the introductory course at LIMS is valid for school credit, you need to direct the question to your school.

I’m taking introductory courses online but cannot participate in one of the live sessions, would LIMS provide me with a recording of the class? LIMS does not record any introductory course, nor does it offer a pre-recorded version afterward. Please try another schedule that works for you.

What do I need to bring to the workshop? Please get ready and plan to start the class on time. For online classes, you will need a bit of space in which to move, but a studio is not required. Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. You may wish to bring a sweatshirt, socks, and a towel or yoga mat as we will be on the floor. 

Do I need to purchase any books? You will be receiving handouts as part of the course. There are no required textbooks. 

What are the student expectations for online classes? LIMS online courses use an “adult learning model”. We do our best on our end to create an effective and safe environment in the classroom for our students. As a workshop participant, you are also expected to be part of that endeavor. Our common goal aims to maximize your learning experience.

  • Be comfortably in your “moving space” when class begins. This will help ensure a safe environment for you to participate in class and will help avoid the need for changing rooms/spaces, possibly interrupting other students or the instructor. 
  • Log in 5 minutes prior to the start of class. The instructor will open the Zoom wait room at the start of class to ensure class begins on time.
  • Email your instructor if you are running late. That way they are aware of your tardiness. Enter the zoom wait room and wait for admittance. Sometimes the instructor is teaching away from their computer screen and may not be able to admit you right away.
  • Be present. You may need to turn off your camera from time to time. However, this is a movement class and the instructor needs to be able to see you move. Please be advised that the LIMS Certificate of Completion is issued based on your full participation with active interaction with the instructor during the course.

Please contact education@labaninstitute.org for any further questions.