The New England Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association
The NEADTA hosts events all over New England throughout the year. These events are held to promote awareness of dance/movement therapy, provide information to those interested in learning more about dance/movement therapy and to bring current members of the NEADTA together.
Events for members include peer supervision, BC-DMT/R-DMT meet and greet and opportunities for members to receive information to promote dance/movement therapy in their work place and community.
Non-members can learn more about dance/movement therapy by attending events that are open to the public, such as, movement choirs scheduled for special events and the annual Spring Conference.
Date: Saturday-September 27, 2014, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Antioch University New England Community Room- 40 Avon Street, Keene, NH
What: "To Move is to Be Alive: Penny Lewis Dance Therapy Pioneer."
Antioch University New England's DMT and Counseling Program and the New England Chapter of the ADTA are co-hosting an evening to honor Antioch's DMT Program founder, Penny Lewis. There will be a reception in the community room at Antioch followed by the new film by Judith Rubin, "To Move is to Be Alive: Penny Lewis Dance Therapy Pioneer."
This film is primarily about the professional life and contributions of Penny Parker Lewis, an early dance therapy author and pioneer. One of the highlights is a series of excerpts from "To Move is to Be Alive," created and narrated by her in 1973. This film also contains previously unseen footage from an individual movement therapy session, along with Dr. Lewis' comments on the interaction between herself and the young woman. In addition, there are clips from her last workshop at a conference of the New England Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association. Reflections by those with whom Dr. Lewis worked (Susan Loman, Lore Caldwell, Mark Sossin, David Read Johnson, Jenny Baxley Lee, Eleanor Irwin and Judith Rubin) further clarify her contributions to dance/movement therapy, as well as to the field of drama therapy. Penny Lewis coped with her fatal illness and untimely death in a creative fashion, one in which her devotion to educating others played a significant role. The film ends with this final courageous chapter in a highly productive life.Penny Lewis was the founder of Antioch University New England's Dance/Movement Therapy Program in 1976 and she taught dance/movement therapy courses for many years at Lesley University.
There is a suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Penny Lewis Student Scholarship fund. For more information on the fund please click here.
A new MONTHLY peer supervision group for DMT's is happening in CT!
Where: The Evolving Center- 172 West Street, Litchfield, CT
First Meeting: April 13th at 5pm.
What to Bring: A snack to share with the group and any topic you would like to discuss!
For more information or questions call- 860-309-9489.
Is there a topic you would like to discuss with other NEADTA members? These could vary from using DMT with a specific population, getting licensed in different states or a venue for sharing new ideas!
All you have to do is follow this link: http://www.chatzy.com/459106841982 and type in the password you received by e-mail.
Please note that the use of this room is for members only.
If you would like to set up a chat please e-mail the NEADTA with Online Chat in the subject line. Please list the date, time and topic you would like to discuss and we can send it to members, as well as, post it on the webiste! Also, please let us know if it is okay to list your contact e-mail in order for other members to e-mail you if they have questions about your chat.
Please let us know if you are running a workshop and would like it posted on the website.
Lesley University students are putting together a resource book on DMT groups and individual sessions. The deadline for submissing is June 1, 2012. Please click here to view more information! Please note: The NEADTA is supporting getting the word out to DMT's, however, all questions should be directed to e-mail address listed on the flier.
Dance Obama January 2009
In front of Boston City Hall
Students at Lesley University participate in a movement choir to celebrate National Dance Week.