The Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia is the professional body for practitioners, students, researchers and others interested in dance movement therapy. It is an international not-for-profit organisation with networks throughout Australasia.
The organisation has recently agreed upon its Strategic Plan for the years 2020-2022. The plan articulates the role of the DTAA: Better quality of life for people throughout Australasia, through improved quality, greater availability and reach to a broader range of populations, of dance movement therapy. This is supported by specific Objectives which are Improved quality of DMT work, and Expanded reach of DMT services. The plan lists a range of activities to address these objectives over the period.
The DTAA has approximately 190 members, from all states and territories in Australia, New Zealand and some Asian countries, and other countries including the USA.
The Board is comprised of Professional members from Australia, and New Zealand and in the Pacific region. The association encourages the attainment of a ‘Professional Membership’ status by dance movement therapists who meet the criteria set by our Professional Membership Committee.
We also provide our membership with communication and information one journal per year and regular e-newsletters; run conferences – the most recent conference held in 2015; provide professional development activities, and maintain an on-line database of practitioners working across Australasia.
We have also published four volumes of Dance Therapy Collections, that reflect the work and growth of dance movement therapy in Australasia. A fourth volume developed from presentations made at the 2015 conference is under development.
Our services include: