Dance therapy, or dance/movement therapy (DMT), as defined by the American Dance Therapy Association, is “the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process which furthers the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual.” (www.adta.org) People seeking psychotherapy often turn to verbal therapists; dance/movement therapists work in both the verbal and nonverbal realms using […]

Find a Therapist/Supervisor


The Referral Service The Directory below provides a list of registered dance/movement therapists in private practice working with individuals and/or groups. Also included are practicioners’ locations, special interests and areas of expertise. Who We Serve Adults, children, adolescents and families with a wide variety of needs, including: Autism, Depression, low self-esteem, poor body image, addiction,  Anxiety […]

Our Mission


The New York State Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association (NYSADTA) is a state division of the national American Dance Therapy Association (www.adta.org). The chapter is dedicated to promoting professional practice and providing resources for dance/movement therapy professionals while increasing public awareness of dance/movement therapy as a licensed profession in New York State. The chapter adheres […]

What We Do

NYSADTA provides education, professional support, resources, research opportunities, and opens avenues of communication between dance/movement therapists and professionals from related fields. The Chapter seeks to align with other creative arts therapists such as art, drama, music, poetry and psychodrama therapists in order to support, inform, and diversify the dance therapy community.

NYSADTA engages in a variety of activities such as publishing newsletters, providing forums, and offering educational workshops that are available to dance/movement therapists, students, and mental health professionals. In addition, an active public relations committee serves to increase the public’s awareness and use of dance/movement therapy as a psychotherapeutic modality.

Finally, the NYSADTA provides a comprehensive list of qualified dance/movement therapists for those who seek dance/movement therapy, as well as a list of supervisors for students and recent graduates.


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    Remembrance Celebration in honor of Claire Schmais

    Hosted by: Pepi and Theresa Join us on Saturday September 26th at 1pm for a country party and potluck in remembrance of Claire Schmais. There will be music, dancing around a bonfire, sharing memories and coming together to celebrate the life and wisdom that Claire Schmais gave to each of us! You are welcome to […]

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    Welcome Letter from the President

    Welcome! I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to the newly elected board of directors for the NYSADTA. They are as follows: Jackie Gonzalez, Acting President & Vice President; Jennifer Daniel, Treasurer; Angela DeWall, Secretary; Angie Giordano-Adams, Public Relations Chair; and our two student representatives, Vicky Botvin and Neha Christopher. We invite all […]