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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.


Upcoming Events:

Wednesday 10 August 2022

“DTAA Research Forum”

6.00pm-7.15pm (AEST-Melb/Syd Time)  |  8.00pm-9.15pm (NZ Time)
75 Minutes by Zoom

Subject: “Creative dialogues across countries and culture during COVID19: An arts-based review of subjective experiences during the global pandemic”

Opened by: Brigitte Puls Hosted by: Christine de Brenni Presented by: Connor Kelly

In this month’s research forum we will: 1) Begin with a brief review of arts based research/inquiry as a method of investigation. 2) Introduce the Creative Dialogues project-an ongoing international project using arts based improvisations online to develop communication of personal experiences during the COVID pandemic. This project is based on Physical Storytelling, and 3) Review some developing themes and trend over the two and half years of the project. These themes have relevance to the changing international emotional climate during this contemporary global crisis.

Members Only Forum, please login to view full details

Friday 21 October 2022 |  Saturday 22 October 2022 |  Sunday 23 October 2022 


“DTAA Annual General Meeting 2022”


Pre AGM Workshop Events: 21 / 22 October 2022
Annual General Meeting: 23 October 2022

Full details for the pre AGM event workshops and the AGM Agenda will be available to all members soon.

IMPORTANT:  Prior to the upcoming October 2022 DTAA Annual General Meeting all Eligible voting members (Professional and Provisional Professional level members) will be asked to vote on the question:

                                    SHOULD DTAA REMAIN A MEMBER ASSOCIATION OF PACFA?


Although there are benefits to being an Individual member of PACFA, remaining a Member Association of PACFA impacts DTAA financially and with regard to member equality. In April a webinar was held to discuss these concerns and to inform attendees of the issues.  The powerpoints and video from the April 2022 webinar will help you understand the problematic nature around DTAA remaining a Member Association (MA) of PACFA. If you are a Clinical, Professional or Provisional Professional member, please make yourself familiar with the issues and discussion presented in the powerpoints and video available on the Members Resources PACFA page.  You will receive a ballot by email in mid to late September.



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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