IADMT offers annual paid memberships and free student memberships for individuals and organisations interested in becoming part of the IADMT community and supporting our vision and mission of Dance Movement Therapy in India. By becoming a member, you can avail of various Benefits offered for the different Membership Types like standing for Executive Board Elections, participating in or leading a Committee, staying updated on DMT related news, and more. View the full benefits, fees, and eligibility criteria below. All active members are registered annually with IADMT in accordance with the guidelines of the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975.
Along with Professionals and Students in the field of DMT, we welcome the support of our Allied Associate and Organisational members in furthering IADMT's vision and mission. No community can thrive well without allyship and we value the contributions of our allies.
Paid memberships are due to be renewed annually between 1st July and 31st July for your membership with IADMT to be considered active. To avail of the full benefits from day 1, we encourage members to renew as early as possible. However, if life takes over (as it often can), please feel free to renew at any time in the year with the full annual fee for your membership type.
Eligible students can apply to become Professional Members at any time in the year. Read below for more details on becoming a NEW Professional or Allied Associate member. Or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for queries about the Organisational membership.
IADMT Membership Types
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DMT Professionals* currently practising as:
Dance Movement Psychotherapists
Dance Movement Therapists
Dance Movement Therapy Practitioners
Dance Movement Therapy Facilitators
Dance Movement Therapy Researchers
Students who are currently pursuing the following courses:
MA Dance Movement Therapy / Dance Movement Psychotherapy
PG Diploma / Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy
Certification in Dance Movement Therapy
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Individuals who are:
Professionals working in the field of mental health
Creative Arts Therapists (drama, music, art)
Students pursuing courses in diverse therapeutic modalities
Practising Somatic work
Interested in supporting the growth of DMT and the vision of the IADMT
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Organisations who are:
Offerings DMT based services
Educational Institutions teaching DMT
Mental Health related NGOs
Private Practice/Private Organisations in Mental Health
Access to 2 free webinars and the opportunity to attend the Annual General Body Meeting
Discounted fees on workshops, trainings, and other Continuous Professional Development (CPDs) related to DMT
Access to DMT resources
Access to the IADMT Newsletter
Affiliation with the IADMT community
Opportunities to collaborate within the community (workshops, research, peer and clinical supervision)
Participation in discussion on various topics, research projects, and other IADMT activities
Opportunity to become a Committee Member and vote in committee elections
IADMT Membership ID
Opportunity to become a Board Member
IADMT Member profile on our website's Directory
Right to vote in General Body Election motions
Eligibility Criteria & Application Documents
Confirm your eligibility for membership and ensure you have the accepted documents ready for your application:
Professional Membership: Graduated from/completed a Ph.D., Master's degree, Diploma, or Certificate course in Dance Movement Therapy. Documents accepted: Certificate of completing the program.
Student Membership: Currently enrolled in a Master's degree, Diploma, or Certificate course in Dance/Movement Therapy. Documents accepted: Student ID card of the DMT institution/organization whose course you are enrolled in, OR Letter of acceptance/admission into your DMT program, OR a receipt of payment for your current DMT program. Any one document from the abovementioned is sufficient.
Allied Associate Membership: Any field of work or study other than Dance Movement Therapy, keen on supporting the growth of Dance Movement Therapy in India. No documents are required.
Organisational Membership: No documents are required.
Membership Requests & Approval Process
Aspiring NEW applicants for Professional and Allied Memberships, please note:
We appreciate your enthusiasm to join IADMT without a long wait and we are now offering prorated memberships for all new applicants! Prorated memberships allow you to become a new member of the IADMT at any time in the year and avail of benefits offered in that time period.
This prorated fee structure is only applicable for NEW applicants and cannot be availed by past or current Professional or Allied Associate members of IADMT while renewing their memberships.
The Membership Fees mentioned above are exclusive of Razorpay's applicable convenience charges for online transactions.