Dance Therapy Association of Australia

Welcome to the Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia!

The Dance Movement Therapy Association (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.


DTAA Events and News

Laban Movement Analysis:Teasing out the essentials for Dance Movement Therapy and other movement practices.

JaneGuthrie  heatherhill

A two day immersion in movement behaviours, observations and analysis

Jane Guthrie and Heather Hill combine to present a workshop that connects LMA theory with practical application in the field. In order to do so, they will draw on specific areas for the purposes of recording movement observations and analysis, program planning and development.

Where: Balmain Town Hall, 370 Darling Street, Balmain, Sydney
When: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of February 2017: Registration 9.30am for workshop 10 am – 5.00 pm

To register please use Trybooking by following these links:  or

For more information please view flyer:LMASydneyWSFlyer

Sara Boas in Sydney

Dates: 5th  – 7th May 2017
Venue:The Drill Hall, 1C New Beach Rd, Rushcutters Bay NSW, 2011
Friday:One day on Trans-cultural competence.
Saturday and Sunday:Art making as healing, focusing on the therapeutic value of dance creation and performance for those who include creativity in their work. The content will be of interest and appeal to a wide range of health and wellness workers.
Trybooking links will be released soon for registration. For anyone interested a supervision session can be arranged on the Saturday evening, please register your interest for this at

New book published by PACFA
Psychotherapy and Counselling: Reflections on Practice
includes two chapters on DMT.
More details

psychotherapy and counselling