Welcome to the Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia!

The Dance Movement Therapy Association of 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.



Just published:

DTAA’s new book, Dance Therapy Collections Four.

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Movement and Dance as a resource in therapy – expressing the body’s wisdom, presented by Virginia Woods

Sydney, June 30th and July 1st

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Body As Voice: Restorative Movement Psychotherapy with international trauma expert, Amber Gray

Part 2: Melbourne, April 20th-23rd
*Please note you must have completed Part 1 to be eligible to register for Part 2.

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Research Forum webinars

Last Weds of month 7:30 – 8:30
DTAA Research Committee conveners Sue Mullane and Ella Dumaresq offer members a series of free monthly online discussion forums. Forum 3: Cruz, R. & Tantia, J. (2017). Reading and understanding qualitative research. American Journal Dance Therapy. 39: 79-92.

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

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

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