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The Center for Movement Education and Research
The Center for Movement Education and Research (CMER) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the use of movement and dance as a creative and integrated source for improving educational, medical, social and cultural domains.
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Shall We Dance? - Arthur Murray Dallas Area Dance Centers
While dancers are moving to specific rhythms, they are actually coordinating their body and mind, advises Judy Gantz, founder and director of the Center for Movement Education and Research, in Los Angeles.
, who specializes in dance kinesiology and Laban Movement Analysis, a comprehensive system for understanding movement, notes that dances requiring complex coordination also enhance mental acuity.
CMER - Board Of Directors
CMER - Who We Are
DIRECTOR & FOUNDER
Judy Gantz, MA, CMA, is the Director and Founder of the Center for Movement Education and Research (CMER), a 501c 3 non-profit organization (2003).
She is an international movement specialist, teacher and lecturer, and was an Associate Adjunct Professor at UCLA in the department of World Arts & Cultures from 1982-2005.
has specialized in Laban Movement Analysis, dance kinesiology and creative dance/movement education.
Judy's teaching in the United States includes Dominican University
, University of Southern California, University of Washington
, University of Illinois
, Sonoma State University
, and the University of Western Michigan
has taught in Moscow Russia, University of Surrey
in England, Bombay and Madras India, and in Scotland at the Common Wealth International Conference on Sports Medicine, Dance, Physical Education and Health.
She has also worked in numerous professional certification programs for the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York, at led Council circles at Westwood Charter Elementary and Palms Middle School in Los Angeles.
has a broad perspective of the role of movement in healing and education.
She was the former Fitness Editor for Shape magazine and Co-Editor of Kinesiology for Dance, an international publication.
writings on Dance
Kinesiology were published by Oxford Press
in the International Encyclopedia of Dance
writings on fitness were requested for the first textbook published by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
- Fitness: theory & practice.
CMER - Links
"Cultivating Body Knowledge" by Judy Gantz
In "Cultivating Body Knowledge
," Judy Gantz
describes the four stage pedagogical scheme she
has created to help students deepen their understanding of movement.
approach combines somatic learning about movement "from the inside" with objective and reflective approaches informed by Laban Movement Analysis.
educational goal is to foster a corporeal way of knowing self and other, one that yields greater empathy and tolerance.
CMER Alternate Route Training In Dance/Movement Therapy - Northern California
Judy Gantz - CMER Director
P.O. Box 2001
Sebastopol, CA 95473
Phone: (310) 600-0664