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

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.

For further information, access to a flyer and Trybooking registration links please visit our Events page.

Writing a successful grant proposal:professional development workshop for dance movement therapists with Dr Kim Dunphy

Date and time: Saturday May 27 9.30-4.30;
Venue: Fitzroy Library, Melbourne
This workshop offers participants the opportunity to develop a successful grant proposal. For further detail, flyer and Trybooking links please visit our Events page.


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

psychotherapy and counselling