Become a Member of the ADTA!

The American Dance Therapy Association is the only 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 member benefits.

ADTA is:

  • Information: Discounts on annual conference registration, webinars, and the ADTA online store; Four newsletters a year with regional, national, and global news; Two issues per year of the American Journal of Dance Therapy; Access to the Membership Directory; Full access to website and discussion forums.
  • 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 informs 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
    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.

Membership Categories

  • Professional – Those who have been prepared through graduate training or equivalent and received their R-DMT/BC-DMT. Full voting privileges.
  • Associate – Those individuals who wish to connect with, learn from, and support dance/movement therapy and to engage with the ADTA and the opportunities it offers. Limited voting privileges.Those who hold professional degrees in the healthcare field other than creative arts therapists: Creative Arts Therapy Practitioners – those who use creative arts expressively in their work; Dancers – those who use dance and performance in the service of health and well-being; Educators – those who teach dance and/or other creative arts modalities; Somatic Practitioners – those who use the power of movement and the body as a healing modality; Others – those who want to connect, learn, and support the dance/movement therapy profession.
  • Student – All students applying for ADTA Membership (this includes high school, undergraduate, and graduate) verified by a student identification card or letter from instructor. No voting privileges. Note: New Student member profiles will remain pending until proof of matriculation is provided to the office at [email protected]. 
  • Retired – Those individuals who are no longer working and who have attained 65 years of age, or who have been medically disabled, who have been Professional or Associate Members for at least 5 years.
  • Institutions – Open to institutions, schools, organizations, foundations.