The IDTIA is dedicated to providing a high quality experiential based training in Dance-Movement Therapy and producing professional, ethical and creative dance-movement therapists in Australia.

Marcia B. Leventhal comes to Melbourne

We are very excited to announce that Marcia B. Leventhal will be coming to Melbourne in August to facilitate a series of workshops for IDTIA!

Saturday-Sunday August 2-3
Dance Movement Therapy and the Art of Embodiment; Bridging the Gap to Transformation and Healing

An advanced practicum for the dance therapy community
Venue: 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford Convent - Dorm 1
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Tuesday August 5, 6 -10pm
An Introduction to the Healing Art of Dance Therapy; The Embodied Self
An introduction for mental health professionals, teachers, creative artists and interested individuals.

Venue: Dancehouse 150 Princes St, Carlton
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Thursday-Sunday August 7-10
Module 7 - Advanced Theoretical and Clinical Issues in Dance Therapy

For those who have completed a Certificate of Dance-Movement Therapy with IDTIA and wish to continue to the Advanced Clinical Training
Venue: The Augustine Centre, 2 Minona St, Hawthorn

For more information, download our workshop flyer or visit our Facebook page


The International Dance Therapy Institute of Australia (IDTIA) was established in Melbourne in 1989 out of a need for extended study and training in dance therapy. Dr. Marcia Leventhal, who studied with early dance movement therapy pioneers and conducted the Graduate Dance Therapy Program at New York University for sixteen years, directed the initial IDTIA training programs. The IDTIA currently provides training at Introductory, Certificate, and Advanced Diploma levels, in addition to professional development workshops.

The Advanced Diploma in Dance Therapy is a part-time three-year coursework and fieldwork programme which has an optional exit point at the end of the first year of study. Students exiting after one year of study are awarded the Certificate in Dance Therapy.

Certificate & Advanced Diploma graduates are eligible to apply for Associate or Professional membership of the Dance Therapy Association of Australia (DTAA). The DTAA is the professional body for dance therapy practitioners in Australia and is a member association of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

In addition to its training programs, the IDTIA provides networking opportunities for its members throughout Australia.

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