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Dance for All Online Facilitator Training (DFA) 11/5/2023

Dance for All Online Facilitator Training (DFA) 11/5/2023

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date & time:

Sunday, November 5, 2023
9:00 am to 3:30 pm Pacific Time (PT), which includes a 45 minute break


Clory Rossi-Shewan, MA, LMFT
Vicki Alvarez, MS, R-DMT

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Additional Information

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

To purchase CEs for this program, please read the information below and contact to purchase.

This course meets qualifications for 5.5 hours of continuing education (CE) credit for psychologists, LCSWs, MFTs, LEPs, LPCCs, and RNs. CEs can be requested during the registration process for an additional $30.

UCLArts & Healing is approved by the California Psychological Association (CPA) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). UCLArts & Healing maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP17630, for 5.5 contact hours.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend this workshop in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit.

learning objectives for ces:

  1. Explain at least two ways that rhythmic activities can be useful in reducing stress and healing trauma.
  2. Describe at least two ways to facilitate empathy and connection among diverse participants in culture and/or ability.
  3. Name at least two strategies that can be used to facilitate participation amongst children who are shy or reluctant to share verbally or play the drum.
  4. Describe at least two strategies for facilitating dialogue with reserved community groups.
  5. List at least two strategies in adapting the curriculum for adolescents or those with attention challenges.
  6. Describe at least two ways to facilitate cooperation in the face of challenging behavior, without a power struggle.
  7. Explain at least two ways that social-emotional learning involving sound and rhythm can be delivered effectively in a virtual setting.
  8. Describe at least one way that activities involving rhythm can be used to support the well-being of patients in the practice of nursing.

Materials - What to Bring

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes to move in.
  • Bring a pen and notebook for your insights.
  • (optional) Snacks and water to keep you hydrated and energized.

Instructor Bio

Clory Rossi-Shewan, MA, LMFT is a lead instructor at Dance For All, and has been a committed member of the team since 2011. Clory is originally from Italy, where she trained and performed as a professional dancer, as well as worked as a dance instructor and choreographer over the course of 20 years. She studied ballet and modern dance mainly at Balletto di Roma - Centro di Danza, and IALS - Centro Danza Musica e Teatro, in Rome. In 2001, she won a dance scholarship, and was able to train and perform in New York City with Ajkun Ballet Theatre and the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company. Clory’s scholarship also offered her the opportunity to take classes at American Ballet Theatre, Broadway Dance Center, and Steps on Broadway.

Clory discovered her love for psychology in the US, and graduated with an MA in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles in 2013. She is now a licensed psychotherapist, and works with college students and staff at Acacia Counseling and Wellness in Santa Barbara. Clory’s clinical experience includes facilitating therapeutic group activities such as art, dance-movement, yoga, drama, and play therapy designed for children with special needs at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services in Los Angeles. She has been working with children with Autism, Asperger’s, behavioral, emotional and learning difficulties, as well neurologically impaired children. She also worked at the Southern California Counseling Center in Los Angeles, where she provided psychotherapy for individual adults and children, couples, and families.

Vicki Alvarez, MS, R-DMT graduated from California State University, Northridge in 2016 where she received her Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology and minored in Dance. She was born and raised in San Francisco where she joined a theatrical hip-hop dance company that gave her opportunities to perform at many competitions as well as TV shows such as America's Got Talent and So You Think You Can Dance. She has also been trained in jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, and modern. Vicki spent three months in London doing an internship abroad for a mental health organization for adults. She completed her Master's of Science degree in Dance/Movement Therapy at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and currently provides dance/movement therapy for adolescents at inpatient and outpatient facilities under Discovery Mood & Anxiety. She also works with the Hummingbird Project as an Activity Specialist enriching quality of life for elderly clients with dementia. In 2014 she began as an intern with the Dance For All program in Santa Monica. Now she has re-branded the program and created Let's Dance it Out with her co-creator Clory. As a spiritual person she believes that the body serves as the unconscious mind, which can be channeled in many powerful ways to bring healing across many populations using the universal language of movement, developing relationships and connections with one another, and ultimately creating a deepened sense of empathy and overall well being.

Training Materials

Written by Dance for All (DFA) program developers, Kathy Cass MA, BC-DMT, NCC, C-IAYT, CAHC, AYT-NAMA, and Hilary Kern MA, LMFT, ATR, CYT, this comprehensive manual, available in both a print and e-book edition, includes eight theme-based modules, each divided into three sections, which can be mixed and matched according to needs of the dancers. Step-by-step directions, pre- and post-discussion prompts, props/music suggestions, and helpful hints are included for all movement activities.

When registering for this DFA training, you can also purchase the DFA manual for 20% off. See the Promotions & Discounts section for details.

Financial Assistance

We believe transforming lives through creative expression should be financially accessible. Please reach out to us at for scholarship and payment plan information.

Promotion & Discounts

When registering for the DFA training, trainees can also purchase the accompanying DFA curriculum manual, available in both a print and e-book edition, for 20% off. After adding the training to your cart, the promotional-offer pop-up will appear. Simply click on the edition you would like to purchase, add it to your cart, and the 20% off-discount will be automatically applied in your shopping cart.

Online Login Details

This is a online program through Zoom. If you are new to this platform, watch a how-to tutorial here. A welcome email, which includes the link to join the program, will be sent to you after you register. Please check your inbox and spam folders.

Digital Media Release Policy

By registering, you give UCLArts & Healing approval to record this event, still and/or moving images from which may appear in printed materials or digital channels for archival, educational, or promotional purposes.

Note that Zoom breakout rooms are not recorded.

Refund Policy

In order to keep our programs affordable yet self-sustaining, we regret that we are unable to offer refunds for cancellation; however, we are happy to provide you with credit good for one year from the date of the program toward the next offering of the same program or a different one. Credit applied toward a program with higher registration fees will require payment of the balance. In addition, credit may be applied toward purchase of curriculum materials for any program. Unused fees after one year would then be tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law because no goods or services would have been received for them.