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

DTAA Supervision Day – June 2019 Expressions of interest now open

Email: info@dtaa.org.au or call Jane Guthrie on: 0451 924 017

Research Forum Webinars – Forum 13 Wednesday May 29th

Forum 13 Article: Rova, M. (2017).  Embodying kinaesthetic empathy through interdisciplinary practise-based research. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 55, 164-173.

DTAA members access the forum link and article download here.

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

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September 2019, Melbourne.

AGM Professional Development Day – Saturday October 26, Sydney

Evidence-informed practice: what does it mean and how can we do it?  Dr. Kim Dunphy and members

AGM – Sunday October 27, Sydney

Nana Koch – January 2020

Sara Boas – Feb 2020

More information for all of these events here

Dance Therapy Research Grants: Hanny Exiner Memorial Foundation

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