Teaching Tools

Laban Movement Analysis LMA Teaching Tools

We are happy to provide these resources to you! Most of what you see here is generously offered by many of our skilled practitioners. We’ve also included some helpful links to other resources that are available on the web. Please remember to give credit back to the original author/creator when using these resources. If you have something you’d like to add to this page, please contact us!



BESS Sheet (By Robin Konie)
LMA Workshop Sheet Sheet (By Robin Konie)

Online resources:

Laban’s Legacy (By Megan Reisel)
Laban Scales App for iPhone   (By Center Moves)
Laban Writer (Developed by the Ohio State Department of Dance)
LMA Images (By Mitrasites)
Free Online preview of: “Moving About: Capturing Movement Highlights Using Motif Notation” (Charlotte Wile with Ray Cook)

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