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.



Recently Published 

DTAA’s new book, Dance Therapy Collections Four.

Order here 

Call for papers for the upcoming 2018 special edition of Moving On journal: DMT, clients with disability and the NDIS scheme.

Submission date for proposals in the upcoming 2018 NDIS special edition have been extended to June 8th!

More information here

2018 DTAA Upcoming Events:

Research Forum Webinars

Online, Last Wednesday of each month, 7:30-8:30pm, free to members.

Forum 4: Selissky, M.A. (2017). Embodiment of a fictional character during dance movement therapy with an adolescent ADD patient: A case study.

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Annual Supervision Day

Melbourne, June 16th. More Information

Movement and Dance as a resource in therapy – expressing the body’s wisdom, presented by Virginia Woods

Sydney, June 30th and July 1st.  More Information

Writing Successful Grant Proposals  

Melbourne & Zoom, July 14th. More Information

*Please note this workshop is timed perfectly to support persons wishing to make a submission to the HEMF Grant which closes August 27th*

Thinking Bodies: Moving Minds: a symposium on the art of embodiment

Melbourne, 15-16 September, Abbotsford Convent

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AGM Events

Melbourne, 27 – 28th October.

Authentic Movement Workshop

Sydney, 24 – 25th November.