Contact Information

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a) a private session in Dance Movement Therapy, Authentic Movement, Inclusive Dance or Exercise and Health Psychology

b) a presentation, workshop and course in Dance Movement Therapy, Inclusive Dance or Exercise and Health Psychology

c) movement/body-based supervision for educators, counselors, artists

d) general interest in Dance Movement Therapy, Inclusive Dance or Exercise or

Health Psychology

e) I Can Dance Inclusive Group  

If you want to be contacted about any of the above, a) -d), please fill in your contact information below in English or Dutch. You will be answered as soon as possible.

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Dance/Movement groups in Groningen

I'm offering two types of sessions for adults in Groningen: Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) and an Authentic Movement Peer Practice Group. If you want to learn about what DMT and Authentic Movement (AM) entail, and/or make a practical try out and discuss your experience in a private session or together with others who are interested in the connection between body, movement and language, please fill out the form above.

Each session will consist of a creative movement and sensory awareness based warm-up, followed by some forms of Authentic Movement practice, such as solo, dyad, triad, breathing circle, long circle. The movement experience is consolidated verbally and with writing, reading, and time allowing, other forms of creative arts.

No specific experience is needed although both the AM and DMT ask for a readiness to witness yourself and if in a group, also others, in movement. The workshops can be taken as separate ones, or as a series of deepening practice. The facilitation will be mainly in Dutch.

Due to COVID-19 it is unknown when the next open AM workshop will take place

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Photos (2015) 'I Can Dance' groep in de buurtcentrum de Wende.

I Can Dance is een creatief dansvorm waarin kinderen met en zonder beperking bewegen en dansen. Familieleden en helpers zijn ook welkom. Danservaring is niet nodig, iedereen met zijn vaardigheden is van harte welkom. De bedoeling is dat we samen gaan dansen en nieuwe bewegingen leren.

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Als je enthousiast bent geworden of wil je eerst meer informatie, neem dan contact met Marja via de formulier boven.

If you want more information and/or register to any of the offerings, please fill out the form above.

Noorderplantsoen, Groningen

Events in 2021

April 6, 2021


Introduction to Developmental Coordination Disorder

School of Behavioral Sciences

Tel Aviv - Yafo Academic College

April 29-30, 2021

International Online Dance Therapy Conference  

Codarts Master of Arts Therapies in Rotterdam, celebrates its 25th anniversary

Presentation with Dr. Rosemarie Samaritter:

Wording the clinical practice in DMT: Systematically reporting the lived experience

More info about the presenters and their presentations & registration: 

Events in 2020 ---Rescheduled to July 4-5, 2021

April 3-5, 2020

Dance Movement Therapy Module

Prairie Institute of Expressive Arts, Calgary

February 13, 2020

Boekpresentatie bij Codarts, Rotterdam

Danstherapie - Verkenning van het veld

Lezing over “Het belang van bewegingsobservatie in therapie en onderzoek” 

Events in 2019

December 11, 2019

DanceAble Noord Network Meeting

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November 29-30, 2019

DanceAble 3 Symposium, Performance and Workshops

Den Hague

October 7, 2019

DanceAble Noord Network Meeting

Contact: [email protected]

September 21, 2019

Research Day 'Synchronisation'

Codarts University of the Arts, Rotterdam

Contact: Dr. Rosemarie Samaritter

[email protected]

June 20, 2019
Minisymposium Dansinclusie
Willem-Alexander Sportcentrum, Hanze Hogeschool, Groningen
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June 5-8, 2019

Conference in Developmental Coordination Disorder

University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Dance Movement and Arts Workshops in 2018

July 3, 2018

Inclusion in dance

Workshop voor dansdocenten en choreografen die geïnteresseerd zijn in werken vanuit inclusie

Docent: choreografe Carmen Vilches (Spanje)

Willem-Alexander Sportcentrum, Hanze Hogeschool, Groningen

contact: [email protected]

June 7-9, 2018

De Wijk De Wereld

Groningen, Stadsschouwburg

Lectures and workshops in 2017

April 4, 2017

Early Childhood (0-7 years) in Research and Practice Symposium

University of Groningen, the Netherlands

July 5-8, 2017

12th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder

Perth, Australia

November 3-5, 2017

DanceAble #2, Symposium en workshops in inclusie dans

Den Hague, the Netherlands

November 9-11, 2017

International Consortium of Motor Development Research

Melgaco, Portugal

Lectures and workshops in 2016

January 22, 2016

Marja Cantell

Dance Movement Therapy Workshop

Opleiding Psychomotorische Therapie

Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam

January 30, 2016

DCD Conferentie


March 19, 2016

Wijken voor Jeugd on Tour

't Vinkhuys, Groningen

April 10, 2016

Marja Cantell

Dance/Movement Therapy Refresher

Prairie Institute, Calgary

email: [email protected]

April 16-17, 2016

Marja Cantell

Dance Movement Therapy Module

Prairie Institute, Calgary

May 16-20, 2016

Marja Cantell

Stress & Coping Course

University of Jyväskylä Finland

June 8-10, 2016

Cantell, Houwen, van der Veer

Panel, International Society on Early Intervention Conference

Stockholm, Sweden

June 17-19, 2016

Marja Cantell

Embodied Entrance Workshop

Embodied Eyes Nordic Art Therapy Seminar

Helsinki, Finland 

September 9-11, 2016

Marja Cantell, Rosemarie Samaritter & Maarit Ylönen

European Dance Movement Therapy Conference


Bow River, Canmore, AB


Research consultation for creative/expressive arts practitioners and therapists

Are you interested in creating a research proposal?

Do you want to document your students' or clients' process?

Are you asked to show the effectiveness of your work approach?

          Paintings: Stewart Marshall, Sointula, BC

Please fill out the contact form above and you can get support and/or consultation for your ideas!

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