Dance Therapy Association of Australia

DTAA Forthcoming Events

DTAA Events

The DTAA runs regular professional development events to enable our members to keep up to date with the latest developments in DMT and related areas of professional knowledge. We aim to offer sufficient hours of PD to assist all members to reach the necessary hours for professional development per year. Most of our events are also open to other interested professionals. Members who have suggestions for PD topics they would like the DTAA to address, or who would like to offer a PD on a topic of their expertise, should contact PD Committee Convenor Jane Guthrie on

AGM and Professional Development Weekend

Join your fellow DTAA members for a weekend of professional development and connection. Hear about the latest developments of our subcommittees, including progress towards registration with NDIS. Contribute to discussions re-development of new competencies for DMT and welcome new Professional and Provisional Members.
Venue: Community Room, Edinburgh Gardens, Brunswick St, Fitzroy North VIC 3068
When: 20-22 October,2017
Friday 20: Kim Dunphy and Sue Mullane, Writing for Publication
For more information please see this flyer: Flyer Dunphy and Mullane Workshop 2017
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Saturday 21: Sandra Lauffenburger: Somatics, Effort/ Shape, Self psychotherapy and Supervision Foundations for DMT 
For more information please see this flyer: Flyer Sandra Lauffenburger Workshop 2017
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Sunday 22:  Annual General Meeting,  including book launch, competency project discussions, awarding of PM certificates, HEMF Award.

Marylee Hardenbergh coming to Melbourne, January 2018

Marylee Hardenbergh is a DMT and choreographer who loves to organise out door specific choreographies, she has done this for over thirty years. She is the Artistic Director of Global Site Performance and a founding member/original Artistic Director of Global Water Dances.  She has received numerous awards and grants including fellowships for choreography from the National Endowment of the Arts in the USA and the Soros Foundation. She was honored to be Marian Chace lecturer at the American Dance Therapy Association conference in 2015. She’s been a practicing dance therapist for 40 years and has led many movement choirs. She trained under Irmgard Bartenieff and Penny Lewis Bernstein; she is also a Certified Movement Analyst and a Board-Certified DMT. She loves to use space harmony in her work, and brings in a therapeutic sensitivity to all of her choreography.  In Hardenbergh’s workshop planned for Melbourne, she will discuss the therapeutic aspects of creating community-based Movement Choirs and performances. Working together with Melbourne dance and dance therapy communities, her weekend workshop will culminate in creating a site-specific event performed at a place chosen with the participants. Stay posted for more news and details!