Celebrating 50 years of the American Dance Therapy Association (1966-2016)!

Regular Registration Conference Rates end September 8th! Register now!

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Come be part of the ADTA’s 50th anniversary celebration at this year’s annual conference in Bethesda, MD from October 20 – 23, 2016.  Join us as we bring the power of dance/movement therapy to the Washington DC area.  Highlights of this year’s conference include:

  • Keynote speakers Dr. Stephen Porges and Dr. Sue Carter in conversation with top dance/movement therapists
  • A site-specific dance on the National Mall choreographed by Marylee Hardenbergh
  • A day of advocacy on the Hill
  • Special Days of Service at St. Elizabeths Hospital and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Marian Chace Foundation of ADTA Lecture with Dr. Sharon W. Goodill
  • International panel
  • Research poster session
  • Historical panels recounting our unique history
  • A special day of programming for other allied mental health professionals
  • The best Saturday-night dance party in the universe

Dance/movement therapy and other mental health continuing education available.

Be ready, dance/movement therapists; we are heading to Capitol Hill!

51st Annual Conference brochure

The Conference Theme

This years’ conference theme, ReGeneration: Moving Pathways to Integration, is meant to be contemplated on multiple levels.  To begin, consider the following definitions from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary:


  1. To be formed or created again
  2. To be spiritually reborn
  3. To be restored to a better, higher or more worthy state


  1. To combine two or more things to form or create something
  2. To make something a part of another larger thing
  3. To make a person or group part of a larger group or organization.

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