ARBN 633105736

Moving On Journal

Publication of the Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia.

ISSN: 1447 – 333X.

The DTAA’s journal Moving On is published annually. It features articles on dance movement therapy from Australasia and overseas, from practitioners, researchers, students and visiting experts. Some of these are peer-reviewed. It includes regular columns: Australasian Moves; Professional Development reflections; World News; book reviews; and professional issues.

Contributions are welcome from DTAA members and other professionals about the therapeutic use of dance and movement and other related topics.

In between journal editions, the DTAA provides a monthly e-bulletin, Current Moves, providing information about dance movement therapy for members and subscribers, and a members’ only e-newsletter.

Latest articles

This section provides access to the latest articles prior to their publication in an edition.

Planning a dance movement therapy program for clients with intellectual disability: considering National Disability Insurance Scheme, host agency and dance movement therapy priorities.

Authors: Tessa Hens and Kim Dunphy (December, 2019)
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia offers new opportunities for funding of dance movement therapy (DMT) programs for people with disability. The NDIS’ emphasis on participant choice and focus on outcomes propels new directions in service provision, with agencies impelled to consider individuals’ preferences and report on progress with more rigour than they may have brought before. This change provides a challenge for dance movement therapists, as many practitioners have limited experience of working in a specifically outcomes-focussed way. This article addresses these issues by documenting the process of planning, goal setting, assessment and reporting in a DMT program for clients with intellectual disability. This process considers three different sets of outcome considerations: NDIS funding requirements; outcomes currently identified in participants’ individualised program planning; and objectives of a DMT program. In so doing, the article articulates the relationship between NDIS funding requirements and the potential offering of DMT. It also provides DM therapists a model for how they might clarify the objectives of their own programs to make them NDIS-compatible and enable reporting of relevant outcomes to stakeholders.

Key words: dance movement therapy, intellectual disability, National Disability Insurance Scheme, planning, outcomes.

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Journal access

Volumes available online from 2002 – current editions.

DTAA members have free online access to full text articles, using their membership number and log-in.

Other readers have have free access to abstracts, and some articles, with major articles are available for sale from each page. 


The journal is edited by Jane Guthrie and Naomi Aitchison. Contact the editors on

Please note a spelling error in the Aotearoa employment article by Jan McConnell in DTAA Journal, Moving On. Vol. 17 (1 & 2)18. The title should read Te Kanikani not Te Kanaikani. This was a typographical error from the author and she offers her apology.