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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.





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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Upcoming Events:

Events Coming Soon

DTAA Research Form

“New Materialism Meets DMT: On the eloquence of fabric as companion species in the Accompanied Solo” presented by Sue Mullane / hosted by Brigitte Puls


Wednesday 29 September 2021  |  6.00pm-7.15pm (Melb/Syd Time)  |  8.00pm-9.15pm (NZ Time) 75 Minute Zoom

This research forum will generate discussion around the DMT practice of shared improvised movement with objects. Sourced from Sue Mullane’s PhD enquiry (Deakin University) into her Accompanied Solo movement model, the forum will examine key elements from Haraway’s theory of companion species (2008) which disrupts the humanistic gaze and repositions non-humans, including the inanimate, as companion species. The relevance of this theory to Sue’s model will be highlighted.

Prior to attending the forum, and if time permits, please read Haraway’s (2006) article, Encounters with Companion Species: Entangling Dogs, Baboons, Philosophers, and Biologists.


1.       How do you respond to Haraway’s article?

2.       Is your curiosity piqued to incorporate companion species into your practice, and in what way/s?

3.       More broadly, how may DMT benefit from Haraway’s theorisation? 

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

Special Announcement
New Publication


The Dance Movement Therapy Association in conjunction with the Body Mind Centering Association (BMCA) proudly announces this new publication.

This heart-led publication celebrates embodied intelligence and shares multiple body-oriented practices that deepen connection and create conditions for humans to thrive. Hard copy or eBook versions available.

View the webcast (DTAA Members Only)