TANTER - Czech Association of Dance Movement Therapy

TANTER - Asociace tanečně pohybové terapie ČR

Identity

The Czech Association of Dance Movement Therapy (TANTER – Asociace tanečně pohybové terapie ČR) is a non-profit organization located in Prague and founded in 2002 by dance movement therapists (DMT). Graduates of the first training in dance movement therapy in the Czech Republic was organized in 1997 – 1999 under the patronage of ADTA (American Dance Therapy Association). To date a total of five trainings have been completed in the Czech Republic and two are currently in progress. The trainings are organized by two educational institutions:  the Moving Self Institute and the Association for Expressive Therapies. They are led by renowned instructors from the Czech Republic, Great Britain, USA, Germany and Israel.

TANTER is one of the founding members of EADMT and its membership dates back to 2010 with Klara Čížková as first and founding delegate. Level of EADMT membership of TANTER in 2021 was Full Basic.

The mission of TANTER is to support and connect dance movement therapists in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and to define, promote and maintain the high level of standards of professional competence of DMT. TANTER has a five-member Board (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Membership Coordinator/Communications and EADMT delegate), an Education and Supervision Committee and an Auditing Commission. The association has about 50 members and the number increases yearly. Since 2018 a completely new web site and social media channels have been launched. The Association also promotes communication within the DMT community and represents DMT to the general and professional audience. Since 2020 the Association offers monthly online/offline DMT group supervisions to enable all members to get important support in their DMT work and also to help meet the high standards of the requirements of professional membership.

Professional DMT Trainings

Czech Republic

International Training in Dance Movement Therapy
Title of the course (original language)
Mezinárodní výcvik taneční pohybové terapie
Institution
Spolek pro rozvoj expresivních terapií – Association for the Development of Expressive Therapies
Qualification Provided
Prerequisite to enter the programme: at least B.A. degree in helping profession (medical, psychological, pedagogical, social) or artistic (ie dance) field. After finishing the programme and registering with professional association for example TANTER (The Czech Association of Dance Movement Therapy) + finishing M.A. degree in helping or artistic profession + fulfilling 500 intership (incl. supervised clinical FF practice with clients) hours + 100 hours of supervision + 70 hours of Personal Therapy the person can apply to become a registered Dance Movement Therapist – Professional The training follows the standards of DMT training’s such as ADTA, (American Dance Therapy Association) ADMP, (Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapy) TANTER, (The Czech Association of Dance Therapy) and ČAP, (The Czech Association of Psychotherapy). Currently the training organizers are applying to accreditations.
Length and / or frequency
4,5 years – 670 hours
Location
Prague, Czech Republic
Language of the Course
Czech and English

Czech Republic

Dance Movement Therapy Training
Title of the course (original language)
Výcvik taneční pohybové terapie
Institution
Moving Self Institut – Moving Self Institute
Qualification Provided
Prerequisite to enter the programme: at least B.A. degree in helping profession (medical, psychological, pedagogical, social) or artistic (ie dance) field. After finishing the programme and registering with professional association for example TANTER (The Czech Association of Dance Movement Therapy) + finishing M.A. degree in helping or artistic profession + fulfilling 500 intership (incl. supervised clinical FF practice with clients) hours + 100 hours of supervision + 70 hours of Personal Therapy the person can apply to become a registered Dance Movement Therapist – Professional
Length and / or frequency
4 – 4,5 years – 730 hours + 100 hours of supervision (to be completed even after finishing the training)
Location
Prague, Czech Republic
Language of the Course
Czech and English

Introductory dmt workshops / trainings

Czech Republic

DMT Training Preworkshop
Title of the course (original language)
Preworkshop k výcviku taneční pohybové terapie
Institution
Moving Self Institut – Moving Self Institute
Length and / or frequency
Two-day workshop – 12 hours
Location
Prague, Czech Republic
Language of the Course
Czech and English

Czech Republic

Ming-Body and Emotions in DMT
Title of the course (original language)
Different Preworkshops such as Tělo-Mysl-Emoce
Institution
Spolek pro rozvoj expresivních terapií – Association for the Development of Expressive Therapies
Length and / or frequency
Two-day workshop – 13 hours
Location
Prague, Czech Republic
Language of the Course
Czech and English

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