Each of our Introductory Workshops are offered four to five times a year taught by experienced Certified Movement Analysts (CMAs). We recommend you begin with Anatomy & Kinesiology followed by Bartenieff Fundamentals and finish with Laban Movement Analysis. All three courses are required pre-requisites for entry into the LIMS Certification Program in Laban Movement Studies.

Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) – $375
Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) is a comprehensive vocabulary and analytic 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, Physical Therapy, Medical Research, Animation/CGI/Robotics, Ergonomics, Kinesiology, Non-verbal Communications, among many others.

Course takes place on Zoom over two (2) weekends

    • August, 2020: with Cecilia Fontanesi
      Sat. and Sun. on August 8, 9, 15, and 16
      10 am – 3 pm Eastern (US) (with lunch break)
    • October – November, 2020: with Cecilia Fontanesi 
      Sat. and Sun. on October 24, 25, 31, and November 1
      10 am – 3 pm Eastern (US) (with lunch break)

Eventbrite - Intro to Laban Movement Analysis (LMA)


Introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF) – $375
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 that 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.

Course takes place on Zoom over two (2) weekends

    • August, 2020: with Cheryl Clark
      Sat. on August 22 at 10 am – 3 pm Eastern (US) (with lunch break)
      Sun. on August 23 and 30, at 10 am – 1 pm Eastern (US) (no lunch break)
    • November, 2020: with Karen Studd 
      Sat. & Sun. on November 14, 15, 21, and 22
      10 am – 2 pm Eastern (US) (with lunch break)

Eventbrite - Intro to Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF)


Introduction to Anatomy & Kinesiology – $475**
Take an entire Introductory Anatomy & Kinesiology Course in one weekend! This workshop has been approved to be transferred for a semester-long course credit at Lesley University, New York University, Rutgers, and others. Explore the skeletal-muscular system experientially through functional and expressive movement, activation of the subjective body, group discussion, and hands-on work.

**If this class is taken with both our Intro to Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) & Intro to Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF) of Movement,
you’ll be qualified for a MAJOR discount. Email education@LabanInstitute.org for more information.

Course takes place on Zoom over three (3) days
    • September, 2020: with Anastasi Siotas
      Fri. – Sun. on September 11, 12, and 13
      10 am – 4 pm Eastern (US) (with lunch break)
    • November, 2020: with Anastasi Siotas
      Fri. – Sun. on November 6, 7, and 8
      10 am – 4 pm Eastern (US) (with lunch break)

Eventbrite - Introductory Anatomy & Kinesiology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I have to have prior dance or movement experience? No, you do not. All 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 Analysis is welcome to attend our workshops.

I registered for a workshop but I cannot attend it. What can I do? Let us know as soon as you can and note our cancellation policy below. You can either request a full refund 30 days before the start of the workshop or transfer your registration to another date up to one year after your registration date for $25 up to one week before the start of the workshop. You may even transfer to one of our other introductory workshops.

Cancellation Policy: Once registered, if you are unable to attend, thank you for letting LIMS know immediately. 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 $25 transfer fee. The option to transfer is only available until one week before the workshop start date. LIMS reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment.

What do I need to bring to the workshop? Please plan to arrive approximately 10-15 minutes before the class starting time. Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in, and plan to be barefoot. You may wish to bring a sweatshirt, socks, and a towel or yoga mat as we will be on the floor. If you wish to take notes, bring a pen/pencil and either a notebook or pad of paper. Also, I would advise a bottle of water and snacks although you will have a break for lunch.

Do I need to purchase any books? You will be receiving handouts as part of the course. There are no required textbooks, but we will have several books available for purchase at the LIMS® office.

I am taking the workshop to satisfy a requirement for my college or university, will you provide proof of my attendance? Yes, upon request, we will provide you with a certification of completion that you can submit to your school.