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

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

Tuesday 18 June, 6- 7 pm by Zoom, led by Dr Kim Dunphy and Sandra Lauffenburger.

A recording of this will be permanently available on the competency page for those who cannot zoom in on Tuesday.

NDIS Survey Closing Friday June 21

Please take 5 minutes to complete our survey Dance Movement Therapy and Disability in Australia to support our important work of furthering access to DMT for Australian’s living with disability. Survey available here

Research Forum Webinars – Forum 14 Wednesday June 26th

Forum 14: Lyons, S., Karkou, V., Roe, B., Meekums, B., & Richards, M. (2018). What research evidence is there that dance movement therapy improves the health and wellbeing of older adults with dementia? A systematic review and descriptive narrative summary. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 60, 32-40.

DTAA Supervision Day – June 2019 Expressions of interest now open

Email: info@dtaa.org.au or call Jane Guthrie on: 0451 924 017

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

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September 2019, Melbourne.

AGM CPD Day – Saturday October 26, Sydney

Evidence-informed practice: what does it mean and how can we do it?  Dr. Kim Dunphy and members

Networking dinner, Darlinghurst, NSW, Saturday 26 October.

AGM – Sunday October 27, Sydney

Full day of discussion, reporting, movement experientials, awards, celebrations, networking and sharing food.

Nana Koch – January 2020

Sara Boas – Feb 2020

Dance Therapy Research Grants: Hanny Exiner Memorial Foundation

Applications for the new round now open. Closing date September 16, 2019.  More information here.