In order to apply the BAST®  diagnostic system in a reliable manner in a clinical and research context, it is recommended to take part in the BAST®  training. The training is conducted by Professor Lausberg and her team of lecturers. To become a certified BAST®  rater, a successful passing of the exam is required. BAST®  is registered as European trademark by the European Union Intellectual Property Office. The BAST®  certificate can only be acquired by trainings and exams conducted by Professor Lausberg and her team.

Currently, we offer four types of training:

1. BAST®  Training as part (Module C3) of the master studies M.A. Dance culture V.I.E.W. in Cologne, Germany

The BAST® training comprises 2 weekend training including altogether 32 hours. The BAST training can be booked as a separate module independent of participation in the master studies M.A. Dance culture V.I.E.W. The exam to achieve the BAST®  rater certificate can be taken after the training.

This type of training is offered every third year in the winter term. The next training will take place in the winter term 2018/19. The dates and registration deadline will be announced in summer 2018.

2. BAST®  Training as a Crash Course in Cologne, Germany

The BAST® Crash Course comprises 1 weekend training including altogether 16 hours. The participation in the Crash Course requires a self-study of the BAST diagnostic system (see below, self-study training package) prior to the training.  The exam to achieve the BAST®  rater certificate can be taken after the training.

The next BAST® Crash Course will take place June 8-9, 2018. The registration deadline is May 15, 2018.

3. BAST®  Training at other locations

On request the BAST®  training can also be conducted at other locations and other times, if, for a example, a group of researchers needs to be trained for a specific research project. The fee depends on the number of lectures and the number of participants who have to be examined and certified and it includes the costs for travelling and accommodation for the lecturer(s).

4. Self-study training program

The trainings described above include theoretical lectures, practical coding training sessions, exercises to improve movement perception, and personalized supervision. The individual background in research and movement experience as well as the research questions of each participant are considered. Therefore, we recommend participation in the trainings. However, for those who cannot attend a BAST®  training (options 1 and 2) or organize an external training (option 3), we offer a self-study training program.