ARBN 633105736

Tony Norquay

Tony Norquay – Bio


Qualifications: MA, Grad Dip Movement and Dance, Grad Cert Dance Therapy, Dip DT (IDTIA), Grad Dip Social Communication.

Norquay has conducted classes and workshops in dance movement for personal growth and creative expression since 1978. He has worked as a dance movement specialist within the therapeutic team in psychiatric settings; continues to be involved with the IDTIA dance therapy training program; and consults to organisations, particularly in the health and human services field, in areas of staff skills training and organisational development. Norquay also teaches professional supervision skills at a major Melbourne hospital network and provides supervision for therapists and students. His particular interest in dance movement work is to encourage people to find the eloquent, creative and nourishing dance that lies within and to bring it into full being.

Dance of Connection in Dementia Care

Edition: 2015 Vol. 13 Nos. 1-2

DTAA Workshop Feb 2015 in Melbourne with Donna Newman Bluestein.

The content on this page is accessible to DTAA members by logging into the website.

Dance movement therapy in Australasia: 21st century

Edition: Dance Therapy Collections 4

Keywords: dance movement therapy, contemporary image, unique skills, exibility, improvisation, future directions

Page #: 124

Developed from a plenary panel presentation made by the authors at the Dance Therapy Association of Australasia’s Conference, Melbourne, 2015, this article centres around the belief that if dance movement therapists adopt a more contemporary image they could t into a wider range of opportunities for dance movement therapy practice. The authors expand on a ‘contemporary image’ of dance movement therapy and the reasons why they see the need for one at this time. Global trends, identi ed from recent international conference presentations (American Dance Therapy Association 2014, and European Association of Dance Movement Therapists 2014), are drawn on to support the ideas presented and personal authors’ stories are used for further illustration. The views of the wider dance movement therapy community on the subject of ‘contemporary images’ are included, as drawn from a survey undertaken during the conference plenary panel session and questionnaire completed at a later date. A further perspective is included, from the moderator of the discussion. The various viewpoints are drawn together to suggest ideas for expansion of dance movement therapy in Australasia in the future.



Dance-Movement in a Psychiatric Setting

Edition: Dance Therapy Collections 1

Keywords: Dance Movement therapy, psychiatric, mind/body relationship, body awareness, body image, movement range, movement patterning, social interaction

Page #: 15

This article describes a therapeutic dance program offered to patients of diverse functioning in a private psychiatric hospital. The article focuses on the aims and principals of the program and includes a review of relevant theorists supporting these. A range of case studies illustrate the potential of such a program to create shifts in awareness for the client group. The article concludes with comments regarding both the limitations and contribution of the program in this particular setting.

The content on this page is accessible to DTAA members by logging into the website.

Logged-in members can download this article: PDF format

Working with Anna Halprin – Reflections

Edition: 2004 Vol. 3 No. 3

Tamalpa Institute, Daria Halprin, ‘life/art process’, transformational dance, Circle the Earth, professional development

Tony Norquay, Viv Neale and Denis Kelynack, each share a reflection on their connection with Anna Halprin. (pp 5-8)

Read or download PDF