ARBN 633105736

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:

Events Coming Soon

DTAA Research Forum – Seminar 2

Seminar Two: “The dance collaboration: Using Participatory Research to engage and learn from women in justice system” presented by Ella Dumaresq, PhD / hosted by Diana-Lea Baranovich, PhD

-Methods and Methodology
Thursday 25 November 2021  |  6.00pm-7.15pm (Melb/Syd Time)  |  8.00pm-9.15pm (NZ Time) 75 Minute Zoom

Member’s Only Research Forum, please login to view full details.

The MAP Journey: Fascial Movement, Human Needs and the Heifetz Needs Matrix

Sunday, December 5, 2021, 3-6pm (AEDT), Live Zoom webinar

Presented by Judy Gantz and Deborah Heifetz

CPD points: 3 hrs Cat A


The MAP journey weaves Mental, Affective and Physical learning into an innovative model that offers a new and exciting perspective on human needs and trauma and integrates the principles of fascial movement. Suitable for practising and student Dance Movement Therapists, somatic psychotherapists, counsellors and psychotherapists wishing to expand their knowledge of the body and movement in trauma work. Do not miss this opportunity. More info and to book CLICK HERE



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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