All times listed in Eastern Standard Time

This schedule subject to change. Presentation Information will be updated as it is received. 
Recording Disclaimer
As with our virtual event last year, several of our live sessions will be recorded and made available to conference registrants after the event. We will be using the "Speaker View" recording available in zoom, however any attendees who do not wish to be recorded should turn off their camera. 

Accessibility Requirements 
Closed captioning will be available for all on demand conference presentations/recordings. The ADTA will provide closed captioning and/or ASL as needed for live conference events. Please contact [email protected] before Sept 30th to make arrangements for these services.

Please Note: Conference Registration will close at 5:00 pm ET Thursday, October 7th.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12th - 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

“Interactive” Happy Hour Breakout Rooms 

Registration required for access information. No CEs Available.  

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13th - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

New Professional Happy Hour

The New Professional Subcommittee is inviting recent graduates and new professionals (within 2 years post graduation) to gather and socialize. Bring your favorite drink!

Facilitators: Ambria Cunningham, R-DMT, LPC and Caroline Kinsley, MA, R-DMT, LPC intern

Registration required for access information. No CEs Available.  

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13th - 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

Members at Large Regional Caucuses

Presenter(s): Pam Margules, Central MAL, Rebekka Dieterich-Hartwell - Eastern MAL, Marybeth Weinstock - Western MAL

Please join your regional Member-At-Large for a Regional Caucus meeting. Come and hear the latest information about our organization as well as connect with friends from all over our respective regions. 

Registration required for access information. No CEs available.

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12:00 PM  - 12:45 PM ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Opening Ceremony

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off.  Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free” -Rumi 

The above quote describes the tone and nature of our coming and going. We will honor and tribute Dance as an ancient healer and modern practice. 

Where do you see ancient history and modern practices coinciding?

What practices of healing do you feel are often omitted from the ADTA?

How do you see dance as a healing practice for the generations to come?

Let’s explore relating to one another and attuning to our ancestors while we expand and emerge our knowledge of dance as healing in the ADTA.   

Facilitator: Stephan Reynolds,  M.A, M.F.A, R-DMT

No CEs Available 

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 

Meet the Board

Presenters: Current and Incoming ADTA Board Members

Come meet current/incoming ADTA board members. Current Board members will share their experience being on the board and incoming board members will share what they are most looking forward to when taking their position. 

No CEs Available

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Annual Business Meeting and Awards

Join us for our annual membership meeting which provides essential updates on the state of the Association; confers annual member Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award; and installs new members of the Board of Directors.

No CEs Available

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM BREAK

3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

(Concurrent Sessions)


3:30 PM - 7:00 PM 

Building Bridges Across Cultures in Dance/Movement Therapy: Connecting Through Indian Dance

 Presenter: Nalini Prakash 

Continuing Education: 3.0 ADTA, NBCC CEs

Registration required for access information



Dance of the Soul: Integrating Spirituality/Religious Practices in Dance/Movement Therapy (A Panel Discussion) 

Presenters: Spirituality and Religion Affinity Group

Continuing Education: 1.5 ADTA, NBCC, NY LCAT

Registration required for access information

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM - 90-minute Live Workshop 

Embodied Ethical Decision-Making: A Clinical Case Study of Respect for Culturally Based Meaning Making in Mental Healthcare

An American Journal of Dance Therapy discussion group featuring author Megz Roberts

Moderator: Alexa Palmer, MA, LCAT, BC-DMT, GLCMA 

Continuing Education: 1.5 ADTA, NBCC CEs

Registration required for access information

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11:15 AM – 11:45 AM  Pre-Conference Movement/Dance Warm-Up
 No CEs Available 
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Marian Chace Foundation Lecture

Heartlines: Gathering Wisdom from a Survivor-centered DMT Approach

Presenter: Amber Gray

Continuing Education: 1.25 ADTA, NBCC, NYLCAT CEs

1:30 PM  - 2:15 PM

 Speed Networking

A fun, structured way to meet random dance/movement therapists from around the world! Broaden your professional network! Every five minutes you will be invited into a new breakout room where you get to meet 1:1 with another conference attendee.

No CEs Available

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM  Break

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

(Concurrent Sessions)


Developments in Dance/Movement Therapy Education: Overview and Personal Narratives of Educators 

Presenters: Education Committee

Continuing Education: 1.25 ADTA, NBCC CEs



Shall We Dance? Practice-Based Research & Research-Based Practice in DMT

Presenters: Research & Practice Committee

Continuing Education: 1.25 ADTA, 1.25 NBCC CEs


4:15 PM - 5:45 PM

International Panel

Presenters: Miriam Roskin Berger (Panel Chair), Patricia P. Capello (Panel Chair), Hilda Wengrower, Terje Kaldur, Zeynap Catay, Radwa Abdelazim,Grace Ho, Kayla Jewette, Selena Coburn, Dugan Coburn and Jan McConnell

 Continuing Education: 1.5 ADTA CEs

6:00 PM  - 7:00 PM

Celebrating Our Diversity and Unity/ Shabbat Candle Lighting Ceremony

Hosted by the Spirituality and Religion affinity group

Please join us via Zoom with your own candles to light, some juice or wine, some challah or bread, and a shawl or piece of material that you can cover your shoulders with for: 

A  prayer for world peace, sharing the Jewish practice of Shabbat candle lighting (bringing in a day of peace)Blessing and drinking juice (sweetness). Blessing and eating Challah, (a braided bread that represents unity). And Dance/Movement, chanting, and singing on the theme of “unity, diversity, love and shalom - peace”.

No CEs Available

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11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Pre-Conference Movement/Dance Warm-Up
No CEs Available 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Keynote Speaker 

More details to come!

1:15 PM  - 2:45 PM


“Ethical Dilemmas: Understanding the World & Our Embodied Roles Within”  Presenter(s): Ethics Committee

Presenters: Ethics Committee

Continuing Education: 1.5 ADTA, NBCC, NYLCAT CEs

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM  BREAK 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shared Space Cultural Healing Practices

More details to come!

Continuing Education: 2.0 ADTA CEs

5:00 PM  - 5:15 PM  BREAK 
5:15 PM  - 6:15 PM MDC Committee Meeting
 No CEs Available  
6:15 PM  - 7:30 PM  BREAK 
7:30 PM  - 10:00 PM

Celebrating Our Diversity Dance Celebration, Costume Party & Prizes!

The best dance party of the year is still happening! Join us for a live DJ, prizes galore and of course.... lots of DANCING!!! More details coming soon.

No CEs Available    

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11:15 AM – 11:45 AM  Pre-Conference Movement/Dance Warm-Up 
No CEs Available 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

 Moderated Q&A Panels with Poster Session Researchers

This moderated Q&A Panel is an opportunity to engage the researchers directly about their research methodology and findings.

Continuing Education: 1.5 ADTA CEs
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM  BREAK 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Closing Keynote & Closing Ceremony/Newly Credentialed Celebration

Presenter: Carmen Marshall

Continuing Education: 1.0 ADTA, NBCC CEs