Wellness Classes

2006

arrow December 2006
Using the Communicative Power of Movement
with Young Children

Using the Communicative Power of Movement
with Young Children
December 2006

Presented by Suzi Tortora, Ed.D., ADTR, CMA

Dr. Tortora is the founder and director of Dancing Dialogue: Healing & Expressive Arts - A center for movement, music, and dance-based arts that support healing and self-expression, in Cold Spring and NYC. Among her many roles and activities, she instructs parent-infant/toddler classes, and is the author of The Dancing Dialogue: Using the Communicative Power of Movement with Young Children.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to:
  • Describe the role of nonverbal and movement-based play experiences
    in all aspects of development
  • Describe how the nonverbal component of multi-sensory experience
    influences the attachment relationship
  • List specific tools for children with issues in
    communication/relating and motor delays
  • Describe how to add movement and music activities with
    families and in community settings.
arrow November 21 – 26, 2006
Brecha Graduate Course in Dance/Movement Therapy
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Brecha Graduate Course in Dance/Movement Therapy
November 21 – 26, 2006
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Suzi Tortora
Using the Communicative Power of Movement with Young Children

arrow November 2, 2006
Come Dance with me!
Child Life of Greater New York
New York City, NY

Come Dance with me!
November 2, 2006
New York Academy of Medicine, 2 E 103rd St, New York City, NY

Suzi Tortora & Jocelyn Shaw
13th Annual Professional Development Conference

An Integrative Team Approach to Pediatric Cancer Care through Dance Movement Psychotherapy, Integrative Medicine & Child Life

Choreographing Collaboration: A joint conference of American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) & National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)

arrow October 27, 2006
4th Annual LEICC Provider Day
Dutchess and Ulster Counties and St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers
Poughkeepsie, NY

4th Annual LEICC Provider Day
Friday, October 27, 2006, 9 – 11 AM
The Atrium (St. Francis Hospital) 241 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY

arrow October 21, 2006
Collaborating with a Mission: Spreading the Gift of DMT

Collaborating with a Mission: Spreading the Gift of DMT
October 21, 2006

A panel with Susan Rizzo Vincent, Suzi Tortora, Christina Devereaux, Jocelyn Shaw,
Sharon O' Neill Mulcahy, and Jean Basiner

arrow October 21, 2006
Autism Unfolded

Autism Unfolded: Following a Young Child's Journey
from Object to Relationship
October 21, 2006

arrow October 20, 2006
The Role of Movement

The Role of Movement
Related Therapists in Educational Settings
October 20, 2006

A panel with Nancy Beardall, Martha Eddy and Suzi Tortora

arrow October 19 - 22, 2006
Move Baby Move!
Long Beach, California

Move Baby Move!
October 19 - 22, 2006
Long Beach, California

The Essential Role of Movement in all Levels of development
7th Forum on Early Childhood Settings

arrow October 6 – 13, 2006
"Laban for the 21st Century Project"
Performances, Conference, Workshops and Panel Discussions
The Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies - LIMS NYC
and the Bratislava in Movement Association

"Laban for the 21st Century Project"
Performances, Conference, Workshops and Panel Discussions
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the
International Festival of Contemporary Dance
October 6 – 13, 2006

Confirmed presenters and/or workshop teachers include:
Valerie Preston-Dunlop - Guest of Honor –UK,
Suzanne Linke – Germany – Keynote speaker
and Opening Night Performance,
Karen Bradley - US,
Thomas Casciero - US,
Martha Eddy - US,
Peggy Hackney - US,
Deborah Yahav Heifetz - I,
Janet Kaylo - CAN,
Suzanne Linke - GER,
Angela Loureiro – FR,
Vera Maletic - US,
Marina Martins - BR,
Virginia Reed - US,
Marina Salomon - BR,
Elizabeth Schwartz - FR,
Suzi Tortora - US

Bratislava in Movement 2006
Artistic Director: Miroslava Kovarova Laban Curator: Regina Miranda

The Festival includes Performances, Conference, Workshops and Panel Discussions As a part of the Festival, the Conference, entitled Laban & Performing Arts, is intended for researchers and scholars of performance, dance, theater, music, and dance education.

The Conference will happen in two parts:
October 7 and 8: Panel Discussions
October 9 – 13: Presentation of Academic Papers

arrow September 30, 2006
Open House
Dancing Dialogue
Cold Spring on the Hudson, NY

Dancing Dialogue Open House
September 30, 2006
Cold Spring on the Hudson, NY

Suzi Tortora's
Dancing Dialogue
Healing & Expressive Arts

Come meet the teachers and have some fun! 10% discount if you sign up for a class!

Free Demo Classes!

arrow July 9, 2006
Symposium 9
World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH)
Paris, France

Symposium 9
July 9, 2006
Paris, France

Anni Bergman, Donna Demetri Friedman, Rita Reiswig, Mark Sossin, and Suzi Tortora
Support Groups and Mother-infant Bonding Consultations for Mothers
Pregnant and Widowed on 9-11-01

arrow June 22, 2006
Exploring Children's Love of Movement
from typical to atypical development
Bank Street College
New York City, NY

Exploring Children's Love of Movement
from typical to atypical development
June 22, 2006, 9 – 11:15 AM, & 1 – 3:15 PM
Bank Street College, New York City, NY

Infancy Institute Infants, Toddlers, Families
Supporting their Growth

Contact infancyinstitute@bankstreet.edu 212-875-4728 for more information and to register

arrow May 2006
Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma
World Association for Infant Mental Health Congress
Paris, France

Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma:
What We Have Learned in our Work with Mothers and Infants
Affected by the Trauma of 9/11
May 2006
Paris, France

Anni Bergman, Sally Moskowitz, Rita Reiswig, Mark Sossin, and Suzi Tortora

Suzi Tortora
The Use of Nonverbal Movement Analysis in the Treatment of Women
Pregnant and Widowed on 9-11

arrow May 22, 2006
New Yorker Magazine

New Yorker Magazine
May 22, 2006

Suzi Tortora is in the May 22, 2006 issue of the New Yorker Magazine
Featured in Malcolm Gladwell's article titled "What the Dog Saw"
Cesar Millan and the enigma of presence.

The subject of the entire piece is The Power of Presence – how the Dog Whisperer does it. It is about a dog trainer (Cesar Millan) who is brilliant rehabilitating and training dogs. Dr Tortora was interviewed as a movement specialist and was asked what she saw in Cesar and the dog's owners movement and overall presence that might explain Cesar's success – after meeting Dr Tortora, the journalist looked further into her work with children, particularly her work with children along the autistic spectrum, and wrote about that as well.

arrow May 11, 2006
Pain & Palliative Care Grand Rounds Lecture
Integrative Medicine's Dance Therapy Program

Pain & Palliative Care Grand Rounds Lecture
Thursday, May 11, 2006, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Suzi Tortora, Ed.D, ADTR, CMA, LCAT, LMHC
Sensory Therapies In Pediatric Pain And Symptom Management

arrow May 3, 2006
The Dancing Dialogue
Developmental Delays Resources
New York City, NY

The Dancing Dialogue: Using the Communicative Power
of Movement with Young Children to Enhance
Social-Emotional Development
Wednesday, May 3, 2006, 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Lifespire Conference Room, Empire State Building, New York City, NY

Suzi Tortora

arrow February 21, 2006
New York Zero-to-Three Network: Clinical Roundtable Presentation
New York Zero-to-Three Network
New York, NY

New York Zero-to-Three Network:
Clinical Roundtable Presentation
Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 6 – 8 PM
Ackerman Institute, 149 E. 78th St, New York, NY

In this roundtable, Dr. Suzi Tortora will explore the expressive quality of infants' and young children's nonverbal cues with the help of videos presenting typical children, including a case study of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants will learn about Dr. Tortora's "Ways of Seeing" program and experience movement activities that support early attachment as well as social, emotional, and cognitive development. Which can be used with families, in group, dyadic and individual therapy, in hospital, preventative, and child care settings.

arrow February 16, 2006
Book Signing Party & Presentation
New York, NY

Book Signing Party & Presentation
February 16, 2006
Infant-Parent Study Center - 120 West 57th Street on the 14th floor, New York, NY

Suzi Tortora, EdD, ADTR, CMA

Book Signing Party & Presentation from her newly published book:
"The Dancing Dialogue: Using the Communicative Power of Movement with Young Children"

arrow January 2006
The Dancing Dialogue: Using the Communicative Power of Movement
with Young Children – book
Amazon.com

The Dancing Dialogue: Using the Communicative Power
of Movement with Young Children – book
January 2006

Dr. Tortora's new book, The Dancing Dialogue: Using the Communicative Power of Movement with Young Children, is now available on Amazon.com!

Buy the book from Amazon.com

arrow January 20 – 22, 2006
The Dancing Dialogue: Using the Communicative Power of Movement
with Young Children
Carolina Chapter of the ADTA
Elon, North Carolina (near Greensboro, NC)

The Dancing Dialogue: Using the Communicative Power
of Movement with Young Children
– Weekend Workshop
January 20 – 22, 2006
Elon University, Elon, North Carolina

Suzi Tortora, Ed.D., ADTR

For more information

arrow January 6, 2006
UAIMH Mini-Conference with Suzi Tortora
Utah Association for Infant Mental Health (UAIMH)
Provo, Utah

UAIMH Mini-Conference with Suzi Tortora
Friday, January 6, 2006, 10 AM – 5 PM
Wasatch Mental Health, 1161 East 300 North, Provo, Utah

Dr. Suzi Tortora
Using movement & nonverbal cues to support relationships with
infants & young children

Participants will learn about Dr. Tortora's "Ways of Seeing" Program, exploring nonverbal cues expressed by infants and young children, and experience movement activities that support early attachment relationships, and social, emotional, and cognitive development.

For more information