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Training Information


Dance movement therapy training programs in Australasia


Masters of Dance Movement Therapy – University of Auckland, New Zealand

Internationally recognised professional accreditation commenced in 2019. For more information on program structure or entrance requirements:

Masters of Creative Arts Therapy (Drama or Dance Movement Therapy), University of Melbourne, Australia.

The University of Melbourne’s new Masters in Creative Arts Therapy (Drama or Dance Movement specialisations) is offered as a blended learning (on-line and intensives) degree in 2021, making it suitable for study from anywhere in Australia. Applications for 2021 open 1 August and close October 31. More information here.

Contact Maya Ercole, Lecturer, Creative Arts and Music Therapies Research Unit (CAMTRU), FFAM, University of Melbourne. Email:

IDTIA: International Dance Therapy Institute of Australia, Melbourne, Australia

The IDTIA has trained dance movement therapists since 1989 and has run courses at Introductory, Foundation and Advanced Clinical Training levels. The Teaching Faculty, all experienced professional dance movement therapists and teachers currently practising in their respective fields, are graduates of the IDTIA Advanced program who received their training from American dance movement therapist and international educator, Dr Marcia Leventhal PhD CMA ADTR.

For more information: IDTIA website

Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy-Dance Therapy Training Aotearoa, New Zealand

Our programme has been empowering students to become Dance Movement Therapists since 2014. Our courses support individuals from diverse backgrounds to explore the transformative and healing potential of dance and movement, enabling them them to become skilled, empathic Dance Movement Therapists. Our training is experiential and flexible, utilising current DMT practice & tools to develop embodied skills and understanding through a person centred framework. This is supported by a strong theoretical base, and is delivered by both local and International teachers who are practicing Dance Therapists and experts in the field of DMT. Our Diploma meets the DTAA requirements for professional membership, enabling graduates to register and practice as a DMT after completing the course.

The two year, part time programme is offered in either online via live video teaching or in person in Auckland. An Introduction to DMT 2-day course is also offered as a one off workshop (online or in person in October/November each year) for those who wish to find out more about DMT or before choosing to apply for the Diploma. For more information:, email or phone +64 27 574 4340.

Tensegrity Training: NAT11068 Graduate Diploma of Somatics and Dance Movement Therapy, Sunshine Coast, Australia

This course is designed as a post-graduate level course for Allied Health Professionals wanting to develop their professional capacity to work focusing on the psychotherapeutic use of dance/movement and somatics with their clients. It equips graduates to work as Dance/Movement Psychotherapists incorporating theoretical frameworks of Authentic Movement, Dance Therapy, Somatics and Laban Movement Analysis. Entry into the course requires a qualification in  Dance or an Allied Health discipline. For more information or to book a phone information session call 0400600360 or Info:

Training overseas

The following list provides information about dance movement therapy and other training that may be of interest to dance movement therapists, that has been provided to us for advertising.

A comprehensive list of dance movement therapy training programs is available from the ADTA website.


Applied Master’s degree in dance movement therapy at the SRH University Heidelberg
This course was developed within the framework of European alignment and recognition of university degrees (the Bologna Process) and accredited in 2012. It offers graduates of artistic or psychosocial study programs a qualified education in dance movement therapy. This program is designed as a two-year full-time  and generally begins in the winter semester on October 1st. The language of the program is English. Dance Movement Therapy


First UK Certification Programme in Laban Movement Studies
Moving Forth in Scotland is collaborating with Laban Institute for Movement Studies® New York (LIMS® NY) to offer in Scotland an accredited Certification Programme in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies® First UK Certification Programme in Laban Movement Studies. Moving Forth in Scotland bring LMA/BF training from Laban Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS), NY, to the UK.
Programme Coordinator: Karen Studd CMA ISMETA, Principal Assistant: Susan Scarth SrDMP CMA.
Further information, or email


Roehampton University, UK: MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy
The uniquely interdisciplinary MA course in DMP integrates theoretical, experiential and clinical learning, preparing students to practice as dance movement psychotherapists. On successful completion of the MA students enter the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK professional register.
Programmes: MA DMP. PHD DMP. Foundation Course in Dance Movement Psychotherapy.
Enquiries: Course convener Beatrice Allegranti Email: Tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3377
Geoffery Unkovich Lecturer in Dance Movement Psychotherapy Email:
Yeva Feldman Lecturer in Dance Movement Psychotherapy Email:
Centre for Arts Therapies Research CATR

MA Dance & Somatic Well-Being: Connections to the Living Body, University of Central Lancashire
Connections to the Living Body is a unique visionary and pioneering program offering a professional training in Dance & Somatic Movement Education. The program is on the cutting edge of contemporary international practice, exploring the creative skills required to practice with ingenuity, individuality, insight and sensitivity. All sessions are taught in the spirit of self-discovery, non-judgment and self-reflexivity. The course is facilitated through open-ended processes of self-discovery and sensory-imaginal heart-centred educative models.
University of Central Lancashire, School of Creative & Performing Arts Preston PRI 2HE UK
Phone: 0044 (0)1772 892400. Email: | Website


ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Training Association)
Visit ISMETA Website
PO BOX 5903, Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 413-446-6009  Email:


Dance of Life® & Dance Therapy Training Program
Petra Klein and the Jardín Mariposa Team
International Institute for Dance Therapy, IIDT, Jardín Mariposa, Tenerife, España| | |