Educational seminars

Educational seminars are intended for professional development of pedagogues, teachers, educators, psychologists, therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, dance instructors, and all who work with children, young people and adults and use movement and dance in education, communication, or treatment or are preparing themselves for this work.



Professional training - educational seminars




Creative movement combines physical, emotional and intellectual abilities and helps us to know each other better and become aware of our own potential. In a specific way, contributes to learning and stimulating the brain. Non-functional and non-imitating movements involve complex conceptual-motor processes using of all senses tactile, visual, auditory, spatial and proprioceptive. In addition for children and young people enriches psychosocial development, developing their positive self-image and respect for others.

Seminar topics:

  1. Contact with yourself, exploring and creating authentic movement
    • exploring movement in pair
    • determination and inspiration
    • use of the creative movement to encourage concentration and memory
    • developing od the spatial perception
    • the detection and investigation of various possibilities of movement
  2. Rhythm, sound and movement
    • combination of voice and movement by the rhythm
    • playing with words and different rhythm
    • movement of the circle form in the group work
    • the rhythmic compositions and choreography
  3. Expressing emotions through movement, dance and drawing
    • the current feeling and movement
    • the transformation of emotional states
    • the dramatization through creative movement
    • the use of various props in creating dance
  4. Non-verbal communication
    • the research and creation of various forms of communication
    • the recognition of feelings and moods through body language
    • the creation of trust in the group and encouraging cooperation
    • the creation of collective creative composition
    • art therapy




Seminar topics:

  1. Presentation with movement and non-verbal communication
  2. Research and expressing emotions through movement 
  3. Creating rhythm with movement
  4. How to enter creative movement in traditional games
  5. Creative use of props - from movement to dance story

- how to get closer to a child using creative movement and how to identify what he can not verbally express
- how to encourage the child to express his movement through emotional states
- how to use your own creativity to help children feel better in their own body and develop a positive self-image
-recognize group dynamics and encourage children to develop cooperation within the



Authors and presenters of the seminar: Mirjana Gusić-Gulič and Ivana Mavrin prof.

Ivana Mavrin is a professor of psychology and a dance therapist. She finished school for ballet, dance and rhythm, and has been working as a dance teacher and choreographer since 1990. She has organized and led a variety of dance classes and creative workshops. She is the author of program for adults "With Movement and Dance to Health". For many years she has been organizing and choreographing events for children. She has participated in projects of Croatian Association for Professional Help for Children with Special Needs. She has worked at the Centre for Social Work with juvenile delinquents and their parents in supervising families. She is leading dance education and seminars abroad and lectures for the general public on how to help children to express feelings through movement, dance and drawing.

Mirjana Gusić-Gulič finished Dance Academy and has been working as a dance teacher and choreographer since 1983. In recent years she led courses of rhythm and creative dance in kindergartens and primary schools. She participated in the social-psychological programs of dance workshops for children and adolescents in the project of the Croatian Association for the Protection of the Rights of Children and Families. She has led workshops with youth groups so called predelinquent behaviour with parents and therapists who work with children with autism elements. She has held lectures to educators and teachers on topics of re-education of movement for children and the role of children's dance creativity in education.


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Address: Malešnica, Donje Vrapče 22,
Zagreb (dance hall Malešnica)
Phone: 098 584333