Moving On Journal

The DTAA’s journal Moving On is published twice a year. It features articles on dance movement therapy from Australasia and overseas, from practitioners, researchers, students and visiting experts. It includes regular columns: Australasian Moves; Professional Development reflections; World News; book reviews; and professional issues. Contributions are welcome from DTAA members and other professionals about the therapeutic use of dance and movement and other related topics.

In between journal editions, there is a monthly e-bulletin, Current Moves providing information about dance movement therapy for members and subscribers, and a “members only” newsletter.

Special edition 2018: Dance movement therapy, clients with disability and the NDIS scheme.

*Call for papers now open, closing 8 June*

The NDIS provides new opportunities in Australia for people living with a disability to have more say over options for their lives. This includes the kind of day to day, activity and therapeutic supports available to them. New options for how government funding support is provided means that choices lie with clients as to what programs they access and how they are supported. While DTAA continues to work towards the inclusion of dance movement therapy as a recognised professional category under NDIS, this change signifies new opportunities for potential funding for dance movement therapists who have the skills and capacity to deliver against at least four of the NDIS registration groups:

  • Early intervention supports for early childhood
  • Therapeutic supports
  • Exercise physiology and personal wellbeing activities
  • Positive behavioural support

This special edition provides perspectives from dance movement therapists who are currently accessing NDIS funds or have special insight into how they might be accessed by our profession. This includes activities for clients as individuals, in groups, including family-focused programs; agency-based or private practice; and for those who care for clients with a disability.

Issues about how clients’ progress in dance movement therapy can be assessed and reported to address the specific goals the NDIS articulates for its clients are considered.

Other related topics to be considered for this special edition include: changes NDIS may have brought about to the delivery of existing dance movement therapy programs; challenges and solutions working with NDIS self-managed funding clients, the capacity and advantage of dance movement therapy to work within a multidisciplinary team.

Deadline for proposals: 300 word proposal for article on any topic connected to these themes Friday 08 June, 2018

Deadline for articles: Articles due 20 July, 2018, with publication expected end of October.

For more information, contact special edition editor Cecilia Lau at

Journal access

Volumes available online from 2002 – current editions.

DTAA members have free online access to full text articles, using their membership number and log-in.

Non-DTAA members have free online access to abstracts only, and articles are available for sale from each page. 


The journal is edited by Jane Guthrie and Naomi Aitchison. Contact the editors on

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