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 the body as a primary medium for expression and, like many psychotherapists, have private practices with individual clients.  Dance/movement therapists […]

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 People seeking psychotherapy often turn to verbal therapists; dance/movement therapists work in both the verbal and nonverbal realms using the body as a primary medium for expression. Experienced DMT’s may work in private practice and are licensed psychotherapists in NY […]

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 to its own by-laws and maintains ethical standards set by the ADTA. Dance/movement therapy, as defined by the ADTA, is “the psychotherapeutic […]

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.


  • Specialty Items

    The items pictured above are available for purchase! Buying any of this swag helps promote dance/movement therapy and supports the New York State Dance Therapy Association.Have questions? Email nysadtatreasurer@gmail.com Item Wristbands (3) $2.50 USDStylus Pen w/ Phone Stand $3.00 USDStress Ball $5.00 USD

  • LCAT- CE information

    Have you seen the newest information about the CE requirements for LCAT’s? Click here for some FAQ. Click here for approved providers. Additional providers will continue to be added as applications are improved. For more information click here.


    Celebrating 54 years of the American Dance Therapy Association! Regular Registration Conference Rates end September 1st! Register now! Register Here! Come be part of the ADTA’s 54th anniversary celebration at this year’s annual conference in Miami, FL from October 17–20, 2019.  Join us as we bring the power of dance/movement therapy to the Miami Riverwalk area.  Highlights of this year’s conference include: Keynote speakers in conversation with top dance/movement therapists A site-specific dance choreographed by Marylee Hardenbergh […]

  • May 18, 2019 DANCE PARADE

    The NYSADTA board invites you to participate in the 13th Annual Dance Parade! Dance Parade is: A 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to inspire dance through the celebration of diversity. Our volunteer supported organization produces the annual Dance Parade on Broadway followed by DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park. In the months leading up to the Parade and Festival we offer Community Engagement Programs in Schools, Recreation Facilities and Senior Centers throughout New York City. – […]

  • Songs of Protest Workshop Pictures

    On February 11, 2016 the NYSADTA chapter participated in a workshop titled: Songs of Protest: How music and dance can change the world.  Please enjoy our pictures of the evening. Please click the link below.