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.




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

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Upcoming Events

Research Forum Webinars

Forum 9: Leventhal, M. (2008). Transformation and Healing Through Dance Therapy: The Challenge and Imperative of Holding the Vision. American Dance Therapy Association 30, 4– 23.

Wednesday Nov 28, 6-7pm AEST; 8-9 pm NZ.

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Authentic Movement Workshop – with Connor Kelly

Sydney, 24 – 25th November.

9:30am – 5:00pm

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Amber Gray – Body as Voice Trauma Training Part 3

Melbourne, 14 – 17th December.

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Liljan Espenak’s Psychomotor Therapy System – with Nana Koch

Melbourne, 13 – 14th January 2019.

9:30am – 5:00pm

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