Laban Movement Analysis programs

Whether you are looking to certify in LMA or are just interested in taking some classes, below is a list of the various programs that offer LMA experiences.


Featured Program:

LMA programs

Integrated Movement Studies offers Certificate Programs in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies.  These graduate level programs provide a comprehensive study of movement and its meaning. As a participant in these programs you will gain a deeper understanding of the structural, functional and expressive aspects of human movement. Through a rich variety of movement experiences you will become a more coordinated and dynamic mover. As an observer of movement, you will refine your eye and kinesthetic empathy to discern how movement is revealing patterns of behavior and cultural and aesthetic style.

A number of different program formats are available, with multiple options to best fit your schedule.  Many graduates have stated that the IMS programs enhance creativity, personal and professional growth, and integration. These programs are engaging, fun, transformative, and profoundly enlivening. For a taste of what IMS has to offer, check out their upcoming workshops.

Certification Programs:

Columbia College Chicago – Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis (GL-CMA) (Chicago)
Integrated Movement Studies
 (IMS)- Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CLMA) (California and Utah)
The Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS) – Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) (New York)
Laban/Bartenieff and Somatic Studies International (LSSI) – Certified Movement Analyst (CMA, through LIMS) (Canada)

University/College Programs that offer LMA classes:


Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah)
SUNY Brockport (Brockport, New York)
SUNY Potsdam (Potsdam, New York)
University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Utah Valley University (Orem, Utah)
Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)
Hobart William Smith College (Geneva, New York)
University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia)
University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
University of California, Irvine (Irvine, California)
Glendale Community College (Glendale, Arizona)
University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin)



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