The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) invites the public to participate in the 2015 filming of “ADTA Talks.” Audience members will learn about dance/movement therapy (DMT) and its uses with a variety of populations (see topics below.)


Live, filmed informational talks about dance/movement therapy (DMT)

You may view 2013 ADTA Talks here:


Thursday, October 22nd

(Audience kindly requested to arrive on time and to stay for entire slot. Because we are filming these talks, late arrivals will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager.)

• 9:45 to 12:00

• 12:15 to 3:00

• 3:00 to 5:30

See schedule of topics below.


Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center,


4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037 |

858.457.3030 (desk) | 858.362.1348 (box office)

Dress: Smart casual. Audience members may be seen on film.

Filming Schedule (subject to change)

9:45 a.m. – 12 pm

What is Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT)?

What is Kinesthetic Empathy?

DMT and Veterans/Military Families

DMT and Substance Abuse

Authentic Movement and the Brain

12:15 – 3:00

DMT and Catatonia

DMT and Post-Partum Depression

DMT and Anxiety

DMT and Refugees

DMT and Marital Therapy

DMT and Grief

DMT and End of Life

DMT and Children with Special Needs

3:00 – 5:30

Afro-Caribbean Healing Traditions and DMT

Dating Violence Prevention in Schools

DMT with Refugees and Survivors of Torture

DMT and Women with Depression

DMT and Post 9/11 Healing

DMT and Children with Cancer

DMT and Personal Growth and Empowerment

For questions or RSVPs contact Melinda at


There is onsite free parking. If the lots fill, security personnel will direct cars to an overflow parking garage across the street. Garage parking is free with validation. You must bring your garage ticket into the community center to be validated or you will incur a parking fee. Please allow ample time to find parking so that you are able to enter the theatre precisely at 9:45, 12:15, or 3:00.

Remembrance Celebration in honor of Claire Schmais

Hosted by:

Pepi and Theresa

Join us on Saturday September 26th at 1pm for a country party and potluck in remembrance of Claire Schmais. There will be music, dancing around a bonfire, sharing memories and coming together to celebrate the life and wisdom that Claire Schmais gave to each of us! You are welcome to bring a tent and camp on the land. We are 2 hours due north on the the Hudson line to Rhinecliff. Or car pool up the Taconic Pkwy! Look forward to seeing everyone! Details about Potluck with be forthcoming!

RSVP by Monday September 14th


Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT) 


Theresa and Pepi’s Home – 49 St Paul Rd Red Hook, NY 12571 

More information:

Welcome Letter from the President



I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to the newly elected board of directors for the NYSADTA. They are as follows: Jackie Gonzalez, Acting President & Vice President; Jennifer Daniel, Treasurer; Angela DeWall, Secretary; Angie Giordano-Adams, Public Relations Chair; and our two student representatives, Vicky Botvin and Neha Christopher.

We invite all current members and prospective new members to join us for our upcoming open meeting on Monday, April 27th at  Alchemical Theatre Laboratory Studio B (3rd Floor), 104 W14th StreetNew York, NY 10011. Come meet the board, share your ideas, and discover the benefits of becoming a member of the NYSADTA. If you are outside of the NYC area or are unable to attend in person, please contact me to arrange for virtual attendance.

Then, come join us on Saturday, May 16th for our first event of the year. We will be combining forces with the New Jersey chapter and dancing in the Dance Parade. This event provides an opportunity to help increase public awareness of dance/movement therapy while nurturing our creativity, networking with students and professionals in the field, and having fun dancing together. If you are interested in joining us, please email Angie Giordano-Adams at Stay tuned for further details.

We are excited about the opportunity to get to know you, to educate our community , and to return to our creative roots. At the same time, we are mindful of the challenges that each of us face in our daily lives. It is easy for us to become inundated by the demands placed on us by the very nature of our work. As many of us try to find that balance between working, teaching, researching, mentoring, private practice, continuing education, family, friends, and our personal lives it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the prospect of attending yet another meeting or event. Our hope is that we can reduce this burden by creating a space for our members to come together in order to counter feelings of isolation while guiding them through those inevitable periods of feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, or unsure of themselves.We ask you to join us in sharing your ideas and helping to create a community where we can continue to inspire, revitalize, educate, and share our work.

As a board, we have already begun this dialogue with some of our members, and we are hard at work in bringing the ideas that you have shared with us to life. We’ve heard your desire to dance in the Dance Parade, to bring back the annual dance concert, to find new ways to integrate our members outside of the NYC area, and to work alongside nationals to advocate for the need to merge the current LCAT and BC-DMT exams.

On behalf of our entire board, we encourage you to engage in an ongoing dialogue with us to continue to share your ideas, your questions, your concerns, and your need for support. Through this collaborative process, we look forward to witnessing the continued growth of our community throughout these next three years.


Jackie Gonzalez,