As the world enters its third year of contending with a pandemic, dance/movement therapists are growing and evolving our clinical skills to meet the immediate needs of our clients, students, and patients. We’ve had to ask ourselves some challenging questions such as: How are dance/movement therapists uniquely addressing the needs of our clients, in person and via teletherapy?  What innovations and best practices are dance/movement therapists discovering as we encounter complex grief, burnout, anxiety, depression and medical issues in our clients and in ourselves?  How do we best support one another as we navigate this new normal?  

Save the Dates! April 25-30. 
Did you know? All Summit presentations will be recorded and available for on demand viewing until July 31st.  BUT ONLY FOR THOSE WHO REGISTER BEFORE APRIL 21st. Register today! 
  • $350 value, only $99 for ADTA Members! 
  •  Over 7 Continuing Education Hours plus 3 opportunities to connect with dance/movement therapists from around the world.
  • Registration for the summit includes (See schedule below for more details): 
  • Access to the Monday night Happy Hour Mixer
  • International Dance Day Dance Party with guest choreographer J Lyn Thomas
  • Keynote PresentationDreamDancing: Exploring the Opposites with Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., MFT, LPCC, BC-DMT, RSME/T  
  • In Memoriam Video and Silent Moving/Witnessing in Community
  • Panel Presentation on DMT and Technology (Teletherapy & Education)
    • 4 additional CE workshops 
Registration Information. Registration OPEN NOW!
Early Bird Rate (March 1st - March 21st)
  • Members $99
  • Student Members $39
  • Non-members $139

Regular Rate (March 22nd - April 21st)

  • Members $109
  • Student Members $49
  • Non-members $149


Please note this event schedule is subject to change.
Monday, April 25 

8:00 – 8:30 PM

Happy Hour Mixer and Games!

8:45 – 10:00 PM

Restoring Compassion Resilience: Using Somatic Resources to Unwind from Difficult Times and Develop New Practices 


Annabelle Coote, MA, LMHC, BC-DMT and Jennifer Ellyson, MA, R-DMT

1.25 ADTA CE, 1.25 NBCC CE, 1.25 NYLCAT CE

Tuesday, April 26

8:00 – 9:15 PM

Finding Deep Rest: Using Dance/Movement Therapy to Access Restorative States


Lauren Pass Erickson, MA, R-DMT, LPCC

1.25 ADTA CE, 1.25 NBCC CE, 1.25 NYLCAT CE

Wednesday, April 27

8:00 – 9:30 PM

Panel Presentation on DMT and Technology (Teletherapy & Education)

1.50 ADTA CE

Friday, April 29 - International Dance Day!

8:00 – 10:00 PM

Dance Party

In addition to the best online dance party around, we will be learning choreography that we will bring to the dance floor when we gather in Montreal in October!

Saturday, April 30

12:00 – 1:00 PM

DreamDancing: Exploring the Opposites

Keynote Speaker

Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., MFT, LPCC, BC-DMT, RSME/T 

1.0 ADTA, 1.0 NBCC, 1.0 NYLCAT

1:15 -1:45 PM

In Memoriam Video and Silent Moving/Witnessing in Community

1:45 -2:00 PM


2:00 – 3:15 PM

Double Sided Grief: Dancing with Your Own and Your Clients’ Grief


Kimberlee Bow, MA, LPC, R-DMT, CT, ACS, CFE/T, RSME/T, RYT500

1.25 ADTA CE

3:15 – 3:30 PM


3:30- 5:00 PM

Moving Beyond Burnout: Cultivating Joyfulness and Well-being within Self and Community


Jessica Young, MA, BC-DMT, LCPC, GL-CMA and Susan D. Imus, LCPC, BC-DMT, GL-CMA

1.50 ADTA CE, 1.50 NBCC CE, 1.50 NYLCAT CE