The American Dance Therapy Association is the only and oldest 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.
Information: 4 Newsletters a year with regional, national, and global news; 2 issues per year of American Journal of Dance Therapy; Membership Directory; Website access; Discussion forums, discount on conference registration, webinars, ADTA online store
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
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 inform 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
Society for Arts in Healthcare
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.
ADTA has memberships for:
Students (high school and college)
Professional Dance/Movement Therapists
Allied Health Professionals
Creative Arts Therapies Practitioners
Institutions (schools, organizations and foundations)
Maintain high standards of the profession through:
2) Legislative efforts
4) Professional collaboration
1) Members-at-Large link members to the Board of Directors
2) Local Chapters give access to Continuing Education workshops and professional collaborations