The Foundation Course in Dance-Movement Therapy is the first 16 months of the IDTIA Advanced Clinical Training programme. It is a 16 month, part time course of study comprising six modules. Teaching Faculty are IDTIA graduates who received their training from American dance therapist and educator, Dr Marcia Leventhal PhD CMA ADTR. All are experienced professional dance therapists and teachers. The training is highly experiential, supported by theoretical teaching and practicum.
The Foundation Course training comprises 6 study modules, 188 training hours in total (slightly less for interstate students). Each module consists of a three-four day weekend intensive workshop running from Friday morning until Sunday/Monday early evening, and two week day evening tutorials (or one tutorial for interstate students on an agreed day). Students will complete three assignments, together with practical exercises and short papers; a 20 hour dyad project (first 8 months) and a 10 week/20 hour practice project (second 8 months) with four week self initiated fieldwork practicum.
The Foundation Couorse in Dance-Movement Therapy is awarded upon attendance at all modules and tutorials and satisfactory completion of all course work, assignments, dyads and the dance therapy practice project.
Training modules include:
The training is in three major areas
The following criteria are required for entrance into the Foundation Course Programme:
The following criteria are deemed desirable for entrance into the Foundation Course, but in their absence must be acquired prior to entry into the Advanced Professional Training Course.
Attendance at an Introduction to Dance Therapy workshop is expected for selection and orientation to the approach to dance therapy taught through IDTIA.
On application to the course, prospective students may be interviewed by Faculty member(s) or an interstate tutor before acceptance into the program.
Interstate students are required to attend the 6 intensive Modules in Melbourne. Major tutorials and the dance therapy practice project will be based in the home state (where possible).
Fees are payable in advance. An additional enrolment fee is payable on application to the course. The total fees (including enrolment) for the Foundation Course are currently $9,900.
Commencement of the course is subject to sufficient numbers enrolling. Course fees may increase yearly. IDTIA does not cover any additional costs associated with the dyad or practice project.
For more detailed information on the Foundation Course, or to obtain an Expression of Interest form for the next course, please contact the IDTIA Administrator.