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Rainbowdance Basic Credentialing

Hanna Institute

Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Friday, February 16, 2018 at 6:00 PM (PST)

Rainbowdance Basic Credentialing

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Rainbowdance© is a playful, structured activity of repetitive song, movement and gesture.

Rainbowdance© is a playful, structured activity of repetitive song, movement, and gesture. Led by a trained facilitator, it encourages self-esteem, self-regulation, and social empathy. Rainbowdance provides children with the opportunity for one-on-one bonding (often lacking for infants and toddlers who attend full-time day care), while also providing healthy relationship-building among a peer group. For vulnerable populations, this can be the experience that steers them away from violent behaviors. The sequence of stories and improvisations has been developed as a continuum from toddlers to 3rd graders, addressing the unique challenges of each developmental age group. This evidence-informed social-emotional learning tool was created by Dicki Johnson Macy, ED.M., LMHC, BC-DMT, after years of working with these vulnerable populations.

This training is appropriate for a variety of early education and therapy providers, including teachers, early intervention specialists, childcare providers, mental health clinicians,occupational therapists, and expressive art therapists.

Why Train in Rainbowdance©?

Children enter the world with diverse upbringings and abilities, but they all seek safety and connection. Through the consistent, harmonious activities of Rainbowdance, we support the development of resilient, happy children. In our trainings, you will be able to help your clients and children:

  • Develop attachment and relationship building
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Decrease sense of isolation and increase natural abilities to affiliate and cooperate with peers
  • Increase trust in peers and in the natural environment
  • Increase self-regulation
  • Discourage development of targeted aggression (bullying)
  • Increase coordination of body movements
  • Increase repertoire of positive communication and problem solving tools (gestural, vocal, physical)
  • Develop respect, gentleness, humility, and trust
  • Increase sense of safety and stability

Workshop participants receive:

  • All training handouts including the Rainbowdance Music
  • Certificate of Completion for the Basic Rainbowdance Training
  • Use of licensed material to conduct one 6 month Rainbowdance program at your facility, with Supervision and technical assistance provided by Rainbowdance staff
  • Eligibility to attend the Rainbowdance Advanced Training and become a Licensed Rainbowdance Provider


Thursday 9:00am-6:00pm
Friday 9:00am-6:00pm

Breakfast and snacks included, both days. Please dress comfortably.

“Each time I engage with kids in a Rainbowdance group, even when there are challenging experiences, I come away feeling as though I’ve offered some-thing kind, healing, and lasting to the children. I recommend this training for anyone who engages in therapeutic and educational work with infants and older children from all walks of life!”
Rachel Assaf, R-DMT, MA / Former intern and current employee of Boston Children’s Foundation

Refunds and changes:  You can transfer your registration to a different date up to 2 weeks before a class begins, or transfer to another person at any time before the class begins. Refunds are available up to 30 days before a class begins; a 10% administrative fee will be withheld.  Classes with fewer than ten participants will be cancelled. Upon cancellation, your registration can be transferred to another date and/or another person. 

Have questions about Rainbowdance Basic Credentialing? Contact Hanna Institute


Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Friday, February 16, 2018 at 6:00 PM (PST)

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Phone: (707) 933-2563

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