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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:

Sunday 7 April 2024
A psychomotor approach to expressive movement:
as influenced by the work of Alfred Adler and Mary Wigman

Presenter: Nana Koch, Ed.D., LCAT, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, LMA

Time: 9.30am-5.00pm AEST
Location: The Jack Dyer Community Room, Cnr Gleadell & Highett Streets, Richmond VIC 3121

Join Nana Koch in Melbourne as she presents a didactic and experiential workshop about the full expression of the individual.

Together, we will see what Adler’s concept of life force looks like in the body. We will identify blockages and tension patterns that prevent mobility and full expression, that affect body alignment and movement efficiency, we will explore movement sequences to free the body of tension and holding, and we will experience how improvisation helps unleash a full range of feelings and emotions in the body.


Saturday 6 April 2024
DMT Group Supervision with Nana Koch

Supervisor: Nana Koch, Ed.D., LCAT, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, LMA


Choice of 2 Sessions:
Session 1: Online Via Zoom, 1.00pm-.300pm AEST
Session 2: In Person.
Location: The Jack Dyer Community Room, Cnr Gleadell & Highett Streets, Richmond VIC 3121-3.30pm-5.30pm AEST

This event is open to registered DMT’s-you must be currently working with clients.
Nana Koch is offering clinical group supervision opportunities for registered DMTs, either in-person or online, while she is in Melbourne.
This is an opportunity you do not want to miss.



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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