Welcome to the Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia!

The Dance Movement Therapy Association Australasia (DTAA) is the recognised professional body for dance movement therapy in Australasia. It sets the standards for Professional, Provisional Professional and Associate levels of membership, training and supervision. The DTAA also warmly welcomes General and Student members.

The DTAA promotes the growth, development and recognition of the dance movement therapy profession in Australasia by:

  • establishing and maintaining standards for training, research and professional practice
  • providing a means of communication, education and networking between dance movement therapists, other health professionals, employers and clients
  • liaising with other relevant peak and professional bodies
  • providing information and resources for dance movement therapy practitioners, students and the wider community
  • offering Provisional Professional and Professional Membership status to applicants who meet the training criteria, and Associate, Student or Overseas membership to others interested in dance movement therapy.

Member resources include the opportunity for recognition as a dance movement therapist, bi-annual journal, regular news of events, insurance, library and professional development opportunities.



e-Bulletin: Current Moves

Just published:

DTAA’s new book, Dance Therapy Collections Four.
Order here

Workshop: International Presenter Sara Boas returns to Sydney February 10 & 11, 2018

This two-day experiential workshop provides a deep experiential dive into your body of experience, develops your skills in facilitating others to share their stories in movement.  More information

Webinar: Mind-Body Awareness & Practical Strategies

with Noa Belling, 7.30-8.30 pm Tuesday 6th March. More info here

Research Forum webinars, last Wed of the month, 7.30-8.30 pm

DTAA Research Committee conveners Sue Mullane and Ella Dumaresq offer members a series of free monthly online discussion forums.

Forum 1: Wed Feb 28: Article for discussion: David Read Johnson, Examining underlying paradigms in the creative arts therapies of trauma. More info here

Call For Proposals

Thinking Bodies: Moving Minds: a symposium on the art of embodiment

15-16 September, 2018, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne.

More information: Thinking Bodies: Moving Minds Symposium