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About the American Dance Therapy Association


The American Dance Therapy Association was founded in 1966 as an organization to support the emerging profession of dance/movement therapy and is the only U.S. organization dedicated to the profession of dance/movement therapy. 


  • Advocates nationally and internationally for the development and expansion of dance/movement therapy training and services.
  • Supports chapters and regional study groups throughout the United States.
  • Stimulates communication among dance/movement therapists through social media, publication of the American Journal of Dance Therapy, and the ADTA newsletter. ADTA has members in 50 states and U.S. territories and 39 countries
  • Holds an annual conference for continuing education, networking and the advancement of scholarship in DMT.
  • The ADTA is an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.  




Benefits of ADTA membership


ADTA & DMTCB: Guardians of Professionalism

  • Professional dance/movement therapists are registered and board certified by the Dance/Movement Therapy Certification Board (DMTCB).
  • The Dance/Movement Therapy Certification Board sets stringent standards of education, experience, and continuing education for professional Dance/Movement Therapists.
  • ADTA sets and monitors standards for masters degree programs that prepare people to become Dance/Movement Therapists.


ADTA Affiliations Include:



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