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Become a Member of the ADTA

The American Dance Therapy Association is the only and oldest U.S. organization solely dedicated to the profession of dance/movement therapy. ADTA advocates nationally and internationally for the expansion of dance/movement therapy services and training.


Enjoy the benefits of membership for pennies per day.


Click here to join ADTA and receive members benefits

ADTA is:

  • Information: 4 Newsletters a year with regional, national, and global news; 2 issues per year of American Journal of Dance Therapy; Membership Directory; Website access; Discussion forums, discount on conference registration, webinars, ADTA online store
  • Leadership: ADTA members influence the profession by holding office, serving on committees, and voting in elections
  • Assistance: Get answers to your questions on the ADTA website, from National Office staff, Members-at-Large and the Board of Directors       

ADTA also:

  • Monitors Legislation: ADTA keeps a national watch for legislation impacting the practice of dance/movement therapy; sponsors “Hill Day” seminars to inform federal legislators about dance/movement therapy, and inform members about the political process.

  • Affiliates with Related Organizations:

                        National Alliance of Pupil Service Organizations

                        Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

                        National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies  Associations

                        National Board of Certified Counselors

                        Americans for the Arts

                        Society for Arts in Healthcare

                        American Association of State Counseling Boards

                        Many other organizations and regulatory agencies!

  • ADTA Expands the Scope of Dance/Movement Therapy: Your membership ensures continuation of publications, education, research, and training necessary to inform the public of the benefits of dance/movement therapy and ensure access to quality services.

ADTA has memberships for:

  • Students (high school and college)
  • Professional Dance/Movement Therapists
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Creative Arts Therapies Practitioners
  • Dancers
  • Educators
  • Somatic Practitioners
  • Institutions (schools, organizations and foundations)

Summary of

Membership Benefits:

Maintain high standards of the profession through:

1) Education

2) Legislative efforts

3) Advocacy

4) Professional collaboration



1) Members-at-Large link members to the Board of Directors

2) Local Chapters give access to Continuing Education workshops and professional collaborations


Members receive:

1) Special conference rates and webinar rates

2) Access to the ADTA quarterly newsletter

3) Access to the American Journal of Dance Therapy
4) Opportunities to get involved with committees        

5) Access to the Membership Directory

6) Complimentary link from  ADTA website to your DMT website or blog.

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