According to the international standards set in place by associations delivering dance/movement therapy accreditations, it is necessary to have completed a graduate university training including psychology and dance/movement therapy courses in order to access the official title of dance therapist. In 2012, no such program existed in Canada. Therefore, the NCDT was created with, as part of its mission, the creation of a graduate program in dance/movement therapy.
Along with the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy from McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and UQAM’s Dance department, the National Centre for Dance Therapy is collaborating to the development of a Master’s degree program in dance
By partnering up with the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center in New York, NCDT is able to offer, since 2013, a professional dance therapy program called the “Alternate Route”, here in Montreal. (Read more) This program, developed by Dr. Miriam
In 2015, eighteen women graduated from the first “Alternate Route” program to be completed in Montreal. Most of them already being professionals in various fields, they have completed the program between 2014 and 2015.
In September 2015, following two days of auditions at les Grands Ballets’ studios in Montreal, twenty-three new professionals have been selected to participate in the second cohort of the “Alternate Route” program in Montreal. They will be
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