Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York – Yearlong Format

Coordinator: John Chanik

Core Faculty: Alexandra Beller, John Chanik, Cheryl Clark, Cecilia Fontanesi

Guest Senior Faculty: Ellen Goldman

Venue: LIMS in New York City, USA – 138 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Class Schedule: Tuesday – Friday (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Eastern)

Language: English

Prerequisites: All applicants for the LIMS® Certification Program in Laban Movement Studies are required to complete their study in the three (3) introductory courses–Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis, Introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals, and Introduction to Anatomy & Kinesiology–before joining the program. Please click HERE for the intro course schedule.

Schedule 2024-2025

Term I

  • September 3 – December 13, 2024

(Thanksgiving break: November 28-29, 2024)

Term II

  • January 7 – May 16, 2025

(Spring Break: March 31-April 4, 2025)

Program Costs

  • Term I: $8,000
  • Term II: $9,000 (Includes Final Project Advising Fee: $1,000)

A deposit of $750 is due upon acceptance, which is then applied to the Yearlong tuition.

For applicants:

  • Application Form: Click HERE
  • Application Deadline for NY Yearlong Format: July 1, 2024 
  • Application Fee: $350 (non-refundable, non-transferable) 

For International Students

The Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant students via an F1 Student Visa. Upon acceptance into this program, the International Student Advisor will provide you with the necessary paperwork. For more information, please contact Angela Wiele, the International Student Advisor, at

For questions or more information about this program–NY Yearlong Format–contact

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