Dance and Movement Courses

Available online in June 2020

Marymount Manhattan’s Ferraro Institute for Breakthrough Civic Leadership presents virtual workshops designed and led by Dr. Martha Eddy, Visiting Artist-in-Residence and Ferraro Fellow on Social Justice and Movement.


Martha Eddy

Dr. Eddy is an international advocate of somatic movement education and therapy, as well as somatic movement dance education. She is the author of Mindful Movement: The Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action and a lecturer on embodied cognition, eco-somatics, the interaction of neuro-motor and socio-emotional development, and the role of the body and movement in peace education and violence prevention. She co-founded the Moving On Center  in 1994 with Carol Swann in order to bridge somatic awareness with social change.


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Two-Day Weekend Workshop

This workshop is no longer accepting applications.

DANC/PHR INT 03 Socially Conscious Body: Negotiations in Tight Places
June 6 & 7, 2020 11 am to 5:00 pm



Short Course

DANC/NEU INT 02: (re) Learning to Move: An Experiential Journey of NeuroMotor Development and its Meaning Today
June 15-18, 2020 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Application Deadline is 06/05/2020

 Come prepared to act, clown around, dance, and be like a baby or a bear, and you will learn how your brain and body inform your behavior. In this 10-hour, four-day course, we investigate our movement in relationship to our personalities, our interactive style, and unique surrounding conditions. We practice skills that we might have missed or never fully mastered such as moving with agility along the floor, and quadrupedally on hands and knees, or hands and feet and explore how these skills relate to everyday posture and walking as well as practicing dance, martial arts, physical theatre, and yoga.  Featuring guest lecturers Deirtra Hunter, Andy Warshaw, and Drew Leder.


Program COSTS


DANC/NEU INT OL02:  (re)Learning to Move (noncredit)

10 Hours of Instruction

 June 15-18, 2020

Application Deadline: 6/5/2020


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