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? 

A recording of this event soon to be available on the Competencies Standards page.

Research Forum – No. 15 Wednesday July 31st

Forum 15: Vicky Karkou, Supritha Aithal, Ania Zubala, & Bonnie Meekums. (2019). Effectiveness of Dance Movement Therapy in the Treatment of Adults With Depression: A Systematic Review With Meta-Analyses. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi-org.ezp.lib.unimelb.edu.au/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00936 

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


Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September 2019, Melbourne.


You don’t want to miss this exciting event! See coming events for more information.

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 – February 2020

Dance Therapy Research Grants: Hanny Exiner Memorial Foundation

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