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, Provisional Professional and Associate 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.



People needed on the editorial team of Moving On!

To keep Moving On – moving forwards – the editorial team needs more people involved. We would love to have you aboard giving assistance in some way with creating and/or gathering content.
We would love you to submit articles, reflections or letters to the editors. They are welcome whether or not you are a member, or non- member of the DTAA. The articles can be peer-reviewed, or be less formal.

See ‘Guidelines for Contributions’ on the website. http://dtaa.org.au/journal/ Please contact info@dtaa.org.au  with queries and / or submissions.


DTAA’s most recent book, Dance Therapy Collections Four.

Order here 

Upcoming Events

Research Forum Webinars – Forum 12 Wednesday April 24th

6 pm AEDT/AEST,  8pm NZT.

Forum 12 Article: Gross-Cohen, I., & Eisikovits, Z. (2018).  “My body was telling me the direction”: The bodily dimension in the dance/movement therapists’ working experiences. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 61, 57-65.

Each hour long forum enables participants to claim one hour DTAA CPD Category A.
DTAA members can access the forum link and article download via the members only section on the DTAA website here.

Enquiries: Sue Mullane  mullane.susan.m@edumail.vic.gov.au or Ella Dumaresq ella.dumaresq@gmail.com

The Practice of Authentic Movement: A Two Day Immersion with Connor Kelly

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September 2019, Melbourne Venue TBC
The DTAA invites dance movement therapists, counsellors, psychotherapists, creative arts therapists, body workers, dancers, and those interested in exploring the use of movement and dance in their work to join us for this two-day immersion into the practice of Authentic Movement. This professional development workshop, facilitated by international presenter Connor Kelly, is suitable for practising and student therapists and practitioners.
On Saturday, Connor will facilitate two rounds of movement: working in dyads in the morning, triads in the afternoon and concluding with a breath circle.
Sunday morning is dedicated to a Long Circle, while in the afternoon we’ll look at ways to integrate Authentic Movement into your work, and how you might introduce the practice to clients.
More information coming soon at https://dtaa.org.au/events/

AGM Professional Development Day – Saturday October 26

More information coming soon.

DTAA 2019 AGM – Sunday October 27

9:30am – 4pm, Darlinghurst Sydney.

Nana Koch – returning to Australia

Nana Koch will be returning to Australia in January of 2020. More details on professional development opportunities coming soon.

Sara Boas – Feb 2020

Opportunities for professional development with Sara Boas in February of 2020, details available soon.