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 36 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) of the NBCC.
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:
- National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (NASISP)
- National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations (NCCATA)
- Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD)
- Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Healthcare (ACCAHC)
- Global Alliance for Arts & Health (formerly Society for the Arts in Healthcare (SAH)
- Institute of Credentialing Excellence (ICE)