Dance Therapy Association of Australia

How to Join/Renew

Membership of the DTAA

The DTAA welcomes applications from new members at all times.

Joining the DTAA benefits both the member and the broader profession. More about benefits to members here.
Annual membership subscription renewals are due on July 1 every year.

To join, please use our online membership system.


(Note: you will need to create a Currinda Profile if you do not already have one.)

If you are unable to use the on-line membership system, a hard copy membership form is available here.

Renewing members who have no changes to their details can make a payment to DTAA using the details on the Payment page.

There are six categories of DTAA membership.

1. Student Member

Concession level fee for people studying full time only, or part-time students with no other income.
Membership fee $50.00 per year.

2. General Member

Any person with an interest in dance movement therapy.
Membership fee $60.00 per year.

3. Overseas Member

Membership fee covers cost of journal and postage only (no GST included)
Overseas Professional Membership fee $95.00 per year.
Overseas Provisional Professional Membership fee $75.00 per year.
Overseas Associate and General Membership fee $60.00 per year.

4. Associate Member

An Associate Member has completed an amount of dance movement therapy training, but not reached the level required for recognition as a Professional or Provisional Professional Member. Some Associate Members may be in the process of working towards Professional status, whilst others may opt to continue to work under other professional titles, using therapeutic dance within the context of their work. These professionals are not recognised by the Association as ‘dance movement therapists’.
Associate Membership fee $60.00 per year.

More about Associate Membership.

Associate Membership form

5. Provisional Professional Member

A Provisional Professional Member has completed a recognised DMT training course to an approved level and has accumulated at  80 hours of practice experience with at least 20 hours of supervision, is currently in supervised practice and is working towards Professional Membership.
Provisional Professional Membership (within Australia) fee $85.00 per year.

More about Provisional Professional Membership.

Provisional Professional Membership form

6. Professional Member

A Professional Member has completed a recognised DMT training course to an approved level and has accumulated at least 250 hours of clinical experience with at least 70 hours of supervision. This is the level of membership that the association requires for a practitioner to call themselves a dance movement therapist.
Professional Membership fee (within Australia) $200.00 per year. Members at this level are eligible to join the PACFA register.

More about Professional Membership

Professional Membership form