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. 

Recently Published 

DTAA’s new book, Dance Therapy Collections Four.

Order here 

Call for papers for the upcoming 2018 special edition of Moving On journal: DMT, clients with disability and the NDIS scheme.

Submission date for proposals in the upcoming 2018 NDIS special edition have been extended to June 8th!

More information here

2018 DTAA Upcoming Events:

Research Forum Webinars

Forum 6: Allegranti, B. and Wyatt, J. (2014). Witnessing Loss. Qualitative Inquiry, 20(4), pp.533-543.

Wednesday August 29th 6-7 pm AEST; 8-9 pm NZ.

More information

Thinking Bodies: Moving Minds: a symposium on the art of embodiment

Melbourne, 15-16 September, Abbotsford Convent

More information or visit the symposium webpage

AGM Events

Melbourne, 27 – 28th October.

Saturday the 27th will be a professional development day with Jilba Wallace, more information to follow.

Authentic Movement Workshop with Connor Kelly

Sydney, 24 – 25th November.