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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 Associate, Provisional Professional and Professional Membership status to applicants who meet the training criteria, and Student or General 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:

SYDNEY: Sunday 14 July 2024 / In-Person / 9.30am AEST to 4.30pm AEST

Bringing Creativity, Dance and the Arts into Therapy:
An embodied, imaginative approach to working with children
Presented by Takeshi Matsumoto

If you are, or are interested in working with both neurotypical and neurodivergent children, in integrating creative, therapeutic and educational practices into your work, come join us in Sydney for a practical, play-filled Professional Development workshop.

Inspired by Club Origami, a dance performance for children aged under 6 years old, Takeshi introduces Origami and paper play as the starting point for exploring creativity, early years practice and the self-other relationship. This multi-modal approach incorporates dance, drawing and discussion. Suitable for professionals and students of Dance Movement Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy Psychotherapy, Somatic Psychotherapy and related fields.

Location: Heffernan Hall, Rozelle (Sydney)



BRISBANE: Sunday, 28 July 2024 / In-Person PD Workshop
9.30am AEST to 4.30pm AEST

Understanding Sensory and Movement Differences and Diversity in children and adults with autism/neurodiversity.
Presented by Alice Owen, DMT and Speech Pathologist
Co-presented by people with lived experience

Booking details coming soon.



DTAA recognises, acknowledges and respects the ancestors, elders and families of all Indigenous peoples of the lands on which we stand and practice.


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