Introductory courses in Laban Bartenieff Movement Studies offer newcomers to the field of movement studies the opportunity to engage with the basic concepts of Laban Bartenieff Movement Studies in a systematic way. If you are interested in a better understanding of yourself, and others, through movement – a universal, natural language with which we are all born – the introductory courses will be the starting point of your journey. There are three introductory courses* that you can study with LIMS. 

 *All three introductory courses are required prerequisites for entry into the LIMS Certification Program in Laban Movement Studies.


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.


Instructor Dates in 2021 Time & Location
Cecilia Fontanesi December 5, 6, and 12, 2020 1 – 7 pm Eastern

on Zoom

Cecilia Fontanesi February 27, 28, March 6, and 7 10 am – 3 pm Eastern

on Zoom

Cecilia Fontanesi May 1, 2, 8, and 9
Cecilia Fontanesi June 19, 20, 26, and 27
Cecilia Fontanesi August 7, 8, 14, and 15
Cecilia Fontanesi September 25, 26, October 2, and 3
Cecilia Fontanesi November 13, 14, 20, and 21


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.


Instructor Dates in 2021 Time & Location
Cheryl Clark February 13, 14, 20, and 21 Sat. 10 am – 3 pm Eastern

Sun. 10 am -1 pm Eastern

on Zoom

Alexandra Beller April 17, 18, 24, and 25
Alexandra Beller June 5, 6, 12, and 13
Cheryl Clark July 24, 25, 31, and August 1
Alexandra Beller September 11, 12, 18, and 19
Cheryl Clark October 23, 24, 30, and 31


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. 


Instructor Dates in 2021 Time & Location
Anastasi Siotas January 30, 31, February 6, and 7 Sat. 10 am – 3 pm Eastern

Sun. 10 am – 2 pm Eastern

on Zoom

Anastasi Siotas March 20, 21, 27, and 28
Anastasi Siotas May 15, 16, 22, and 23
Cheryl Clark July 10, 11, 17, and 18
Cheryl Clark August 21, 22, 28, and 29
Anastasi Siotas October 9, 10, 16, and 17
Anastasi Siotas December 4, 5, 11, and 12


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 email 
  • Non-LIMS members get a $100 discount applied to the tuition of the third course when they take all three introductory courses at LIMS. To register for the third course with the discount, please email


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 transfer your registration to another date up to one year after your registration date for $25, 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 $25 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 an 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. 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. 


Please contact for any further questions.