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Book Library || Magazines, journals, theses || Music Cassette books || Books in German || Videos

The DTAA has a collection of dance and dance movement therapy related titles available for loan to members. The Library is located in Hawthorn East VIC. We welcome donations and suggestions for purchases. Items can be posted to members upon receipt of a deposit.

Feel free to contact librarian Teri McNeil to arrange a time to visit the collection or to arrange borrowings by mail:

Phone:0431 662 755


Library Borrowing Conditions

Only current, fully financial members of the DTAA are eligible to borrow.

Book loan costs: Book loans are free, but a refundable-on-return deposit of $30 allows up to three items to be borrowed. The non-refundable cost of packing and postage is also the responsibility of the borrower.

Hiring fee for videos/DVDs: $5.50 per item, per week or part of a week, plus deposit and postage and packaging costs as for books. If the items are being hired by mail, the week will be deemed to start two days after mailing, and to end at the postmarked date of return.

Loan period: One month. An extension of one month will be allowed, providing this is requested by the due return date and if there isn’t a waiting list for the item. Loans may be further extended by negotiation with the librarian.

Late returns: Fines will be incurred at the rate of a $1 a day per item.

Lost items: Borrowers must replace any items they lose. If the item is not available, then an equivalent item (at librarian’s discretion) must be paid for or purchased. The refundable deposit will not be re-paid to the borrower unless this requirement is met.

DTAA Publications

Rawson, R. & Loughlin, E. (eds), (1992) Dance Therapy Collections 1 (1992), Melbourne: Ausdance Victoria.

Guthrie, J. Loughlin, E. and Albiston, D. (eds.) (1999) Dance Therapy Collections 2, Melbourne: DTAA

Dunphy, K. Guthrie, J. and Loughlin, E. (2009) Dance Therapy Collections 3, Melbourne: DTAA

Guthrie, J. and Aitchison, A. (2008) Moving On journal: Hanny Exiner Commemorative Edition, Melbourne: DTAA


Adler, Janet (2002) Offerings from the Conscious Body: The Discipline of Authentic Movement

Alexander, F. Matthias (1974) The Resurrection of the Body

Andrews, Gladys (1954) Creative Rhythmic Movement for Children, Prentice-Hall

Audette, Naomi and Bunston, Wendy (2006) The Therapeutic Use of Games in Groupwork, Royal Childrens Hospital Mental Health Service: Victoria

Barlow, Wilfred (1975) The Alexander Principle – How to use your body

Bateson, Gregory (1980) Mind and Nature. A Necessary Unity

Bateson, Gregory (1983) Steps to an Ecology of Mind. A revolutionary approach to man’s understanding of himself

Berne, Eric, M.D. (1966) Games People Play, The Psychology of Human Relations

Berne, Eric, M.D. (1970) Group Treatment

Bettelheim, Bruno (1961) The Informed Heart – The human condition in modern mass society

Bettelheim, Bruno, Paul and Mary (1961) Two case histories from “Truants from Life”

Bloom, Katya (2006) The Embodied Self: Movement and Psychoanalysis. H. Karnac Ltd: London

Cameron, Helen & Kendall, Diana (1986) Kinetic Sensory Studies; a movement program for children

Capra, Fritjof (1988) Uncommon Wisdom, Century

Claire, (2004) The Journey of a Dance Therapy Teacher. Capturing the Essence of Chase

Cruz, Robyn F. with Berrol, Cynthia F. eds, (2006) Dance/Movement Therapist in Action, A Working Guide to Research Options

Czulak-Riley, Jenny (2003) Growing Older, Dancing On, COTA: Melbourne

Dimonstein,Geraldine (1974) Exploring the Arts with Children

Dunphy, Kim & Scott, Jenny (2003) Freedom to Move: movement and dance for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Elsevier: Melbourne

Eastman, Marcia (1954) Creative Dance for Children (Barbara Mettler teaching)

Ellfeldt, Lois (1971) A Primer for Choreographers

Epstein, June (1973) Enjoying Music with Young Children

Exiner, Johanna & Kelynack, Denis (1994) Dance Therapy Redefined, CC Thomas: Illinois

Exiner, Johanna with Lloyd, Phyllis (1973) Teaching Creative Movement

Gantt, Linda and Strauss Schmal, Marilyn (compilers) (1974) Art Therapy

Feder, Elaine & Bernard (1981) The Expressive Arts Therapies: art, music and dance as psychotherapy

Feldenkrais, Moshe (1977) Awareness Through Movement

Fleming, Gladys (1976) Creative Rhythmic Movement. Boys and Girls Dancing

Gardner, Gabrielle & Wacey, Kathy (1981) Movement and Dance

Gelb, Michael (1987) Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique

Gorer, Geoffrey (1945) Africa Dances: A book about West African Negroes

Guthrie, Jane & Roydhouse, Jan (1988) Come and Join the Dance – a creative approach to movement for children with special needs

Haley, Jay (1973) Uncommon Therapy. The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton Erickson, M.D

Halprin, Daria (2009) The Expressive Body in Life, Art and Therapy: Working with Movement, Metaphor and Meaning. Jessica Kingsley: London and Philadelphia

Harris, David A. (2007) Pathway to embodied empathy and reconciliation after atrocity: former boy soldiers in a dance/movement therapy group in Sierra Leone, International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict, 5, 3, 203-231

Haselbach, Barbara (1981) Improvisation, Dance, Movement, Magnamusic

Hawkins, Erick (1992) The Body is a Clear Place and other statements on dance

H’Doubler, Margaret N. (1966) Dance: A Creative Art Experience

Hill, Heather, (2001) Invitation To The Dance: dance for people with dementia and their carers, University of Stirling : Scotland

Hill, Heather, (2nd ed) (2009) Invitation To The Dance: dance for people with dementia and their carers, University of Stirling: Scotland, Book and CD set

Hinkley, Coralie (1990) Innovisions: expressions of creativity in dance

Hinkley, Coralie (1980) Creativity in Dance

Humphrey, Doris (1959) The Art of Making Dances

Kapit, Wynn & Elson, Lawrence M (1977) The Anatomy Coloring Book

Koch, Sabine C. with Brauninger, Iris (eds) (2006) Advances in Dance/Movement Therapy, Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings

Kohler, Wolfgang (1947) Gestalt Psychology

Laban, Rudolf (1966) Choreutics (Annotated and edited by Lisa Ullman)

Laban, Rudolf (1960) The Mastery of Movement (2nd Edition Revised by Lisa Ullman)

Laban, Rudolf (1976) Modern Educational Dance (3rd edition revised by Lisa Ullman)

Laban, Rudolf (1956) Principles of dance and movement notation

Laban, Rudolf and Lawrence, F.C. (1965) Effort, Macdonald and Evans: London

Lange, Roderyk The Nature of Dance

Latey, Phillip (1979) The Muscular Manifesto – A revolutionary study of people, illness and change

Le Navenec, C-L. and Bridges, L. (Eds). (2005). Creating connections between nursing care and the creataive arts therapies: Expanding the concept of holistic care. Springfield, Ill: Charles C. Thomas

Lett, Warren (ed.) 1976 Creativity and Education

Lett, Warren R., (ed) (1993) How the Arts Make a Difference in Therapy

Lewis, Daniel (1984) The Illustrated Dance Technique of Jose Limón, Harper and Row: New York

Locke, Ralph G. (1999) The Gift of Proteus. Shamanism and the Transformation of Being Spring Creek Institute: North Carolina

Lockhart, Aileene (1957) Modern Dance. Building and Teaching Lessons

Marshall, Mary (Editor) with Allan, Kate (2006) Dementia: Walking not Wandering, Fresh Approaches to Understanding and Practice, CC Thomas: Springfield, USA

Masters, Robert and Houston, Jean (1978) Listening to the Body. The Psychophysical Way to Health and Awareness, Dell Publishing

May, Rollo (1969) Love and Will

McTavish, Shona Dunlop (1987). An Ecstasy of Purpose. The Life and Art of Gertrud Bodenweiser

Meares, Ainslie (1983) Relief Without Drugs

Metheny, Eleanor (1968) Movement and Meaning

Mettler, Barbara (1960) Materials of Dance as a Creative Art

Louis, Murray (1980) Inside Dance St.

Ornstein, Robert E (1974) The Psychology of Consciousness

Pierce, Alexandra & Roger (1989) Expressive Movement. Posture and Action in Daily Life, Sports and the Performing Arts

Preston, Valerie (1963) A Handbook for Modern Educational Dance

Preston-Dunlop, Valerie (1966) An Introduction to Kinetography Laban

Preston-Dunlop, Valerie (1967) Readers in Kinetography Laban Series B: Book 1 – Introducing the Symbols ; Book 2 – More About the Symbols ; Book 3 – Moving with a Partner ; Book 4 – Effort Graphs Macdonald and Evans, London

Raffe, W.G. (compiler) (1975) Dictionary of the Dance A.S. Barnes, New Jersey

Rattigan, Marlene, (2004) ‘kidz-fiz-biz’, physical business for kids, learning through drama, dance and song (2 CDs included)

Rogers, Carl, R (1980) A Way of Being

Rosen, Elizabeth (1957) Dance in Psychotherapy, Bureau of Publications

Sacks, Oliver (1986)   A Leg to Stand On

Sandel, Susan, L. , Chaiklin, Sharon and Lohn, Ann (eds) (1993) Foundations of Dance/Movement Therapy: The Life and Work of Marion Chase

Schechner, Richard and Appel, Willa (Editors) (1991) By Means of Performance, Intercultural studies of theatre and ritual, Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge, New York

Shawn, Ted   (1963) Every Little Movement, Dance Horizons

Smith, Jacqueline M. (1985) Dance Composition : A Practical Guide for Teachers, A & C Black, London

Spurgeon, David (1991) Dance Moves. From Improvisation to Dance

Taylor, Margaret Fisk (1967) A Time To Dance – Symbolic movement in worship

Thraves, Barbara and Williamson, Diana (1993) Now for a Dance. Integrating dance and movement in primary and early childhood learning Phoenix Education, Melbourne

Tortora, Suzi (2006) The Dancing Dialogue. Using Communicative Power of Movement with Young Children Paul H. Brooks: Maryland.

Tregenza, Ann Irvine (1997) Fun Fit Folk, An introduction to the benefits of Folkdancing – Older Women’s Experience of Participation in a Multicultural Folkdance Group

Ullman, Lisa (1971) Some Preparatory Stages for the Study of Space Harmony in Art of Movement, Laban Art of Movement Guild

Watzlawick, Paul, Weakland, Ch. E. and Fisch, Richard (1974) Principles of Problem Formation and Problem Resolution

Weiss, Mark L., & Mann, Alan E (1978) Human Biology and Behaviour. An Anthropological Perspective. (2nd Edition)

Wosien, Maria-Gabriele (1974) Sacred Dance – Encounter with the Gods Litvinoff, Valentina (1972) The Use of Stanislavsky Within Modern Dance, American Dance Guild Inc.

Magazines, journals, theses, etc.

ADTA American Journal of Dance Therapy

Volume 27, Number 1 Spring/ Summer 2005

Volume 27, Number 2 Fall/ Winter 2005

Volume 28, Number 1 Spring/Summer 2006

Volume 28, Number 2 Fall/ Winter 2006

Volume 29, Number 1 Spring/Summer 2007

Volume 29, Number 2 Fall/ Winter 2007

Australian Journal of Music Therapy

Volume 19, 2008

Volume 20, 2009

American Dance Therapy Association, (2002) Proceedings from the 37th Annual Conference Roots and Revelation – Dance Movement Therapy – Forging New Collaborations, Innovations and Freedom. (CD ROM)

American Dance Therapy Association (2008), Papers from the International Panel at the 2008 Conference, Dance Therapy In Diverse Societies, ADTA: Maryland

American Dance Therapy Association, (2008), ADTA Diversity Committee Information Packet: articles, abstracted references, and multimedia resources about dance therapy with diverse communities, ADTA.

American Dance Therapy Association, (2008) 43rd Annual Conference: Dance Movement Therapy for a Diverse Society, CD of conference presentations, ADTA: Maryland

American Dance Therapy Association, (2010) The 16th International Panel; Men In Dance Therapy papers from participants, September, Brooklyn, New York

Association for Dance Movement Therapy UK (quarterly) e-motion Spring 1999, Summer 1999, Summer 2000, Autumn/Winter 2000/1 (Note: other issues are also available through the DTAA.)

Australian Association for Dance Education. (1977) Dance Education Conference Papers

Australian Music Therapy Association Inc. The Australian Journal of Music Therapy Vol. 10, 1999; Vol. 11 2000. (Note: other issues may be available through the DTAA)

Australian Music Therapy Association Inc. (newsletter) The Bulletin Vol. 22, No.1 & No. 3 (1999); Vol. 23 No. 1, No. 2 & No. 3 (2000). (Note: other issues may be available through the DTAA)

Chaiklin, Sharon (Editor).(1998) Dance Movement Therapy abstracts: Doctoral Dissertations, Masters’ Theses, and Special Projects 1991-1996. Vol 2.

Chodorow, Joan (2000) Dance Therapy: Moving Towards Wholeness. Keynote address from DTAA Conference

Corraro Fisher, Anne (Editor) with Arlynne Stark. (1992) Dance Movement Therapy Abstracts: Doctoral Dissertations, Masters’ Theses, and Special Projects Through 1990. Vol 1.

Cuccaro, J. (2009). Perceptions of and receptivity to dance/movement therapy. Unpublished dissertation. University of Pennsylvania.

Dascal, Varda (with Marcelo Dascal). Understanding Art as Knowing How. From Art in Culture Vol 2 Ghent: Communication and Cognition 1985 pp 271 – 298

Dascal, Varda. A Case for Art in Therapy. From Studies in the Theatre, Section C No. 2. The Faculty of Visual and Performing arts, Tel Aviv University, Israel.  1985

Dascal, Varda (with Marcelo Dascal and Erika Landau). The Art of Moving and the Art of Proving. From Argumentation: Perspectives and approaches 1987 pp 179 – 186

Dascal, Varda. Feeling the Family’s Pulse. (workshop notes)

DTAA, Newsletters 1994 – 2001

DTAA, Moving On – Quarterly: Vol. 1 No. 1 (Summer 2002) to the present

DTAA (2000) Sources and Resources; conference proceedings and program

DTAA (23/4/1994) Inaugural Meeting of The Dance-Movement Therapy Association of Australia (audio cassette)

Exiner, H and Kelynack, D. (1995) Dance Therapy Redefined – A Body Approach to Therapeutic Dance. Videotapes and annotations from the nine session Study Group

German Dance Therapy Association/BTD (2004) Colloquium brochure: First International Research Colloquium in Dance/Movement Therapy of the German Dance Therapy Association/BTD, February 13 – 14, 2004, Hanover, Germany

Hill, H. (2007) Intergenerational Dance/Movement Program in Melbourne, Australia, Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, Vol. 5, No. 1

Hill, Heather (1995) An Attempt To Describe And Understand Moments Of Experiential Meaning Within the Dance Therapy Process For A Patient With Dementia. (Master of Education thesis: gift of the author)

JADTA news No. 33 October 1998 Actual Situation of Dance Movement Therapy in the World (which came out of the international panel discussion held at the 32nd Annual ADTA Conference in Philadelphia 1997)

Japan Dance Therapy Association, (2008) Dance Therapy With Children Throughout the World, JADTA News, No. 83, October,

Karnac review: New titles in Mental Health, catalogue from UK bookseller, June 2007

Kestenberg, Dr. Judith (11/7/1994) Seminar at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, (Video and audio cassette)

Lett, Warren Thinking About Multi Arts. (Monograph in the Arts and Education No. 4)

Nieuwsbrief Dans – En Bewegingsexpressie Therapie (Dutch newsletter) No. 61 March 1999, No. 62 June 1999, No. 63 November 1999, No. 64 January 2000, No. 65 June 2000, No. 66 November 2000

Poynor, Helen (1998)  Body – Movement. Non-stylised Movement Practice as a Process of Personal Development, Empowerment and Expression for Women. (Master of arts thesis: gift of the author)

Psychotherapy in Australia Vol. 3 No. 3 Feb. 1997, Vol. 4 No. 3 May 1998, Vol. 4 No. 4 Aug. 1998, Vol. 5 No. 3 May 1999, Vol. 5 No. 4 Aug. 1999, Vol. 6 No. 1 Nov. 1999, Vol. 6 No.2 Feb. 2000, Vol. 6 No. 3 May 2000, Vol. 6 No. 4 Aug. 2000, Vol. 7 No. 1 Nov. 2000, Vol. 7 No. 2 Feb. 2001.

Sullivan, A. (2007) The Globalization of Dance Movement Therapy: A Qualitative Case Study of Australia, unpublished Masters thesis, Drexel University, USA.


DVD: ADTA New York chapter, (2008) Moving Stories: Portraits of Dance Movement Therapy. A documentary that reveals the powerful healing potential of movement, NY Chapter ADTA: New York.

Conquest of Emptiness – Trudi Schoop and Come Dance With Me – Trudi Schoop

(with thanks to Joan Chodorow who generously made these two available to us.)

A Time to Dance – Norma Canner (A copy of the interview by Vivien Marcow, published in the ADTA American Journal of Dance Therapy Vol. 12 No. 2, Fall/Winter 1990, is available to read with the hire of this video.)

At The Threshold: A journey to the sacred through the integration of Jungian psychology and the expressive arts – Carolyn Grant Fay.

Freedom to Move Dunphy, Kim and Scott, Jenny

Other Publications/Papers

Bartenieff, Irmgard, Davis, Martha and Paulay, Forrestine Paulay.(1973) Four Adaptations of Effort Theory in Research and Teaching, A Dance Notation Bureau Publication

Book and music cassette

Exiner, Johanna & Lloyd, Phyllis. 1987, Learning Through Dance

Books in German

Glathe-Siefert, Georg (1964) Brita Rhythmik fur Kinder , Kallmeyer Verlag, Wolfenbuttel

Hormann, Karl (1991) Durch Tanzen zum eigenen Selbst – Eine Einfuhrung I die tanztherapie Goldmann: Verlag

Jungmair, Ulrike E. (1992)   Das Elementare – Zur Musik- und Bewegungserziehung im Sinne Carl Orffs. Theorie und Praxis . Schott, Mainz

Peter-Bolaender, Martina (1992) Tanz und Imagination, Junfermann Verlag, paderborn

Vent, Helmi & Drefke, Helma (1988) Gymnastik Tanz, Cornelsen Schwann , Dusseldorf

Willke, Elke, Holter, Gerd & Petzold, Hilarion (Hrsg.) (1991) Tanztherapie Theorie und Praxis. Ein Handbuch. Junfermann Verlag, Paderborn

The Library collections includes significant contributions from the Hanny Exiner Memorial Foundation and Linda Leah.