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 and Provisional Professional 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.



Upcoming Events: More information for all of these here

Research Forum – Last Wednesday of the month, 6-7 pm AEST, 8-9pm NZT.

Returning in 2020.

More information here.

Nana Koch – Psychomotor Therapy and improvisational techniques around Liljan Espenak’s system of treatment – Feb 1 & 2 Melbourne

Nana Koch will be returning to Australia in February of 2020 to conduct this workshop at the Abbotsford Convent.

More information here.

Body Memory and the Unconscious – February 8, 2020, Auckland, NZ

10am-5pm in the Dance Studies studio, University of Auckland.

This one-day workshop addresses the ways in which our bodies remember feelings and events even when our conscious minds do not, drawing on the principles of movement metaphor and the creative cycle. Presented by Bonnie Meekums, PhD, one of the pioneers of Dance Movement Psychotherapy in the UK.

More information here.

Resources on the website:

Annual Report 2018-2019 now available here.

Webinar: DTAA’s Competency Standards for Dance Movement Therapy: what are they are, and what do they mean for our profession? 

A recording of this event now available on the Competencies Standards page.

DTAA NDIS resources webinar – now available on-line

Learn more about new DTAA NDIS materials and how they might be used to advance employment options and capability here.  Hosted by President Kim Dunphy and presented by consultant and Prov Prof member Tessa Hens.