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:

Saturday 25 June 2022 – Part 2 

Professional Development Course over 2 Half Days – Live Online via Zoom

“Healing Processes in Group Dance Movement Therapy: Eight experiences that lead to Therapeutic Change”


Led by International Presenter: Nana Koch, Ed.D., BC-DMT,LCAT,NCC, LPC, CMA

Part 1: Saturday 4 June 2022  |  8.30am-1.00pm AEST (Melb/Syd Time) CLOSED
Part 2: Saturday 25 June 2022  | 8.30am-1.00pm AEST (Melb/Syd Time)

This didactic and experiential course focuses on the eight (8) healing processes that have been identified as elements of group dance movement therapy. They describe “guided group experiences which lead to therapeutic change.” (Schmais, 1985) The eight processes include: synchrony, expression, rhythm, vitalization, integration, cohesion, education, symbolism.

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Wednesday 6 July 2022 

DTAA Panel Talk 2: “Sharing Perspectives-Experiencing Dance Movement Therapy through an Online Setting”

6.00pm-8.00pm (Melb/Syd Time) |  8.00pm-10.00pm (NZ Time) |  9.00am (United Kingdom Time)

Presented by the Publications and Communication’s Committee
Hosted by: Jung-Hsu Jacquelyn Wan, with Guest Speakers: Verity Danbold and Ella Dumaresq

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Wednesday 20 July 2022 

DTAA Research Forum: “Weight Effort and Weight Loss: A Dance/Movement Therapist’s experiences of Laban Movement Analysis in Eating Disorder treatment within New Zealand”

6.00pm-7.15pm (Melb/Syd Time) |  8.00pm-9.15pm (NZ Time)

Presented by: McKenzie Henderson-Wraight
Opened by: Christine de Brenni
Members Only-Please refer Research Forum page for full details



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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