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.



HEMF Research Grants for 2018

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to apply for a research grant through the Hanny Exiner Memorial Foundation!

Applications for grants are due on August 27th 2018.

For more information about application criteria or to read about successful past applicants visit the HEMF page here. 


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

Order here 

Upcoming Events

Research Forum Webinars

Forum 8: Koch, S. (2017). Arts and health: Active factors and a theory framework of embodied aesthetics. The Arts in Psychotherapy 54, 85– 91.

Wednesday 31st of October, 6-7pm AEST; 8-9 pm NZ.

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AGM Weekend

Fri 26, Sat 27 – Sun 28th October, Fitzroy, Melbourne.

Fri: Writing about DMT workshop with Sue Mullane
Sat: Professional development day: DMT and neuro-science, with Jilba Wallace
Sat: Informal networking dinner
Sun: AGM, including member consultations and awards.
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Writing for publication – with Sue Mullane

Friday 26th October, Melbourne and Zoom

10:00am – 4:30pm

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Neuroscience: using new vocabulary to explain what we do – with Jilba Wallace

Saturday 27th October, Melbourne and Zoom

9:30am – 5:00pm

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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.

Contact admin@dtaa.org.au for more information