The International Dance Therapy Institute of Australia Inc (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.

IDTIA provides training at various levels.

In 2021, IDTIA will offer their Clinical Training Dance Movement Therapy Course.

In addition to our training programs, IDTIA provides workshops and networking opportunities for members throughout Australia.

The IDTIA is an Incorporated Association in the State of Victoria. The General Committee is the governing body of the Institute and consists of the office bearing positions of Convenor, Assistant Convenor, Treasurer, Secretary and Public Officer in addition to any number of Ordinary Members.  The General Committee monitors all activities of the Institute to ensure the overall health and functioning of the organisation, both in the short and long term.  The General Committee reviews activities within subcommittees and endorses recommendations as appropriate.  It creates, coordinates and reviews progress of working parties, as required.

The various sub-committees which currently sit beneath the umbrella of the General Committee are the Financial and Training and Education Sub-Committee.  The Financial Sub-committee holds overall responsibility for Institute finances, the Training and Education Sub-Committee guides and supports the Institute in providing high quality training of dance movement therapists and oversees the day to day running of the Advanced Clinical Training programme.