All times listed in Eastern Standard Time

This schedule subject to change. Presentation Information will be updated as it is received. 
Recording Disclaimer

Conference attendees should be aware that the sessions they attend may be recorded. The ADTA retains the exclusive right to copy, distribute, publish, reproduce, and/or sell any session recording during ADTA's 56th Annual Conference, "Dance/Movement Therapy: Ancient Healing, Modern Practice." Recording by any attendee of any sounds or visual images, and use of any recording device or medium now known, or later developed, is prohibited at all ADTA webinars and conferences or other training events, unless prior written permission has been expressly granted by the American Dance Therapy Association. 

Accessibility Requirements 
Closed captioning will be available for all on demand conference presentations/recordings. The ADTA will provide closed captioning and/or ASL as needed for live conference events. Please contact [email protected] before Sept 30th to make arrangements for these services.

Please Note: Conference Registration will close at 5:00 pm ET Thursday, October 7th.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12th - 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM 


Open to ADTA MEMBERS. Link will be provided to all members by email. No CEs Available.  

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12th - 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

“Interactive” Happy Hour Breakout Rooms 

Registration required for access information. No CEs Available.  

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13TH - 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Open to ADTA MEMBERS. Link will be provided to all members by email. No CEs Available.  

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13th - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

New Professional Happy Hour

The New Professional Subcommittee is inviting recent graduates and new professionals (within 2 years post graduation) to gather and socialize. Bring your favorite drink!

Facilitators: Ambria Cunningham, R-DMT, LPC and Caroline Kinsley, MA, R-DMT, LPC intern

Open to ADTA MEMBERSLink will be provided to all members by email. No CEs Available.  

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13th - 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

Members at Large Regional Caucuses

Presenter(s): Pam Margules, Central MAL, Rebekka Dieterich-Hartwell - Eastern MAL, Marybeth Weinstock - Western MAL

Please join your regional Member-At-Large for a Regional Caucus meeting. Come and hear the latest information about our organization as well as connect with friends from all over our respective regions. 

Open to ADTA MEMBERSLink will be provided to all members by email. No CEs available.

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12:00 PM  - 12:45 PM ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Opening Ceremony

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off.  Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free” -Rumi 

The above quote describes the tone and nature of our coming and going. We will honor and tribute Dance as an ancient healer and modern practice. 

Where do you see ancient history and modern practices coinciding?

What practices of healing do you feel are often omitted from the ADTA?

How do you see dance as a healing practice for the generations to come?

Let’s explore relating to one another and attuning to our ancestors while we expand and emerge our knowledge of dance as healing in the ADTA.   

Facilitator: Stephan Reynolds,  M.A, M.F.A, R-DMT

No CEs Available 

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 

Meet the Board

Presenters: Current and Incoming ADTA Board Members

Come meet current/incoming ADTA board members. Current Board members will share their experience being on the board and incoming board members will share what they are most looking forward to when taking their position. 

Open to ADTA MEMBERSLink will be provided to all members by email. No CEs available.

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Annual Business Meeting and Awards

Join us for our annual membership meeting which provides essential updates on the state of the Association; confers annual member Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award; and installs new members of the Board of Directors.

Open to ADTA MEMBERSLink will be provided to all members by email. No CEs available.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM BREAK

3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

(Concurrent Sessions)


3:30 PM - 7:00 PM 

Building Bridges Across Cultures in Dance/Movement Therapy: Connecting Through Indian Dance

 Presenter: Nalini Prakash 

Continuing Education: 3.0 ADTA, NBCC CEs

Registration required for access information



Dance of the Soul: Integrating Spirituality/Religious Practices in Dance/Movement Therapy (A Panel Discussion) 

Presenters: Spirituality and Religion Affinity Group

Continuing Education: 1.5 ADTA, NBCC, NY LCAT

Registration required for access information

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM - 90-minute Live Workshop 

Embodied Ethical Decision-Making: A Clinical Case Study of Respect for Culturally Based Meaning Making in Mental Healthcare

An American Journal of Dance Therapy discussion group featuring author Megz Roberts

Moderator: Alexa Palmer, MA, LCAT, BC-DMT, GLCMA 

Continuing Education: 1.5 ADTA, NBCC CEs

Registration required for access information

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11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

 Pre-Conference Movement/Dance Warm-Up

Facilitator: Sara van Koningsfeld

Sara R. van Koningsveld, MA, LPCC, BC-DMT, GL-CMA, RYT, 500 has been a passionate mental health provider throughout California for over 10-years. She currently serves as ADTA’s New Media Manager, is a former ADTA Public Relations Chairperson (2016-18), has been recognized as one of Delta Zeta Sorority’s 35 Women Under 35 (2019), ADTA’s Leader of Tomorrow (2014), and was the 2018-19 ADTA Giving Tuesday Grant recipient. Sara has a M.A. in Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling (2011) and Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis (2010) from Columbia College Chicago, as well as a 500-hour Yoga Teacher certification in Kundalini and Conscious Spirituality. Sara currently works in non-profit mental health administration, has a private practice, and facilitates integrative healing workshops.

 No CEs Available 

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Marian Chace Foundation Lecture

Dance Therapy: Power of Movement Film presentation and panel discussion with the creators. 

Moderator: Dr. Jacelyn Biondo, PhD, BC-DMT, LPC

 Continuing Education: 1.25 ADTA, NBCC, NY LCAT CEs

1:30 PM  - 2:15 PM

 Speed Networking

A fun, structured way to meet random dance/movement therapists from around the world! Broaden your professional network! Every five minutes you will be invited into a new breakout room where you get to meet 1:1 with another conference attendee.

No CEs Available

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM  Break

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

(Concurrent Sessions)


Developments in Dance/Movement Therapy Education: Overview and Personal Narratives of Educators 

Presenters: Education Committee

Continuing Education: 1.25 ADTA, NBCC CEs



Shall We Dance? Practice-Based Research & Research-Based Practice in DMT

Presenters: Research & Practice Committee

Continuing Education: 1.25 ADTA, 1.25 NBCC CEs


4:15 PM - 5:45 PM

International Panel

Presenters: Miriam Roskin Berger (Panel Chair), Patricia P. Capello (Panel Chair), Hilda Wengrower, Terje Kaldur, Zeynap Catay, Radwa Abdelazim,Grace Ho, Kayla Jewette, Selena Coburn, Dugan Coburn and Jan McConnell

 Continuing Education: 1.5 ADTA CEs

6:00 PM  - 7:00 PM

Celebrating Our Diversity and Unity/ Shabbat Candle Lighting Ceremony

Hosted by the Spirituality and Religion affinity group

Please join us via Zoom with your own candles to light, some juice or wine, some challah or bread, and a shawl or piece of material that you can cover your shoulders with for: 

A  prayer for world peace, sharing the Jewish practice of Shabbat candle lighting (bringing in a day of peace)Blessing and drinking juice (sweetness). Blessing and eating Challah, (a braided bread that represents unity). And Dance/Movement, chanting, and singing on the theme of “unity, diversity, love and shalom - peace”.

No CEs Available

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11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Pre-Conference Movement/Dance Warm-Up

Facilitator: Marybeth Weinstock

Marybeth Weinstock, PhD, BC-DMT, had her first dance/movement therapy internship 50 years ago and has worked in psychiatric hospitals, schools, mental health facilities, and in private practice with a broad span of patients since that time. Her dissertation was entitled Women Dancers in Midlife: Coping with the Transition, which inspired a series of ongoing workshops.  Her beloved mentor Anna Halprin, who recently passed at the age of 100, certified her to teach Movement Ritual, which meant as much to her as completing her dissertation. She is also deeply influenced by her studies with Alwin Nikolais, Murray Louis, and Hanya Holm as a young dancer in NYC, and by her love of meditation and yoga.  She has served on the CA Chapter of the ADTA as both President and Communications Chair and currently serves on the national Board as the Western Member-at-Large. She began teaching dance 50 years ago, has been a guest lecturer at various colleges, and has given workshops and in-services on DMT since the mid-80’s. 

Continuing Education: 0.5 ADTA CEs 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Keynote Speaker 

Presenter: Carmen Marshall

1:15 PM  - 2:45 PM


Ethical Dilemmas: Understanding the World & Our Embodied Roles Within Presenter(s): Ethics Committee

Presenters: Joan Wittig (Ethic Committee Chair), Neha Christopher, Selena Coburn, Douglas Cornman, Hang Yin Candy Lo, Nancy Herard-Marshall, Megan Roberts, Brigitta White, Jennifer Whitley, Anshuma Kshetrapal, Phoebe Ka Po Chung, E.Connor Kelly, Amarillis Vazquez Morales, E.Connor Kelly      

Continuing Education: 1.5 ADTA, NBCC, NYLCAT CEs

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM  BREAK 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shared Space Cultural Healing Practices

More details to come!

Continuing Education: 2.0 ADTA CEs

5:00 PM  - 5:15 PM  BREAK 
5:15 PM  - 6:15 PM MDC Committee Meeting
 No CEs Available  
6:15 PM  - 7:30 PM  BREAK 
7:30 PM  - 10:00 PM

Hippie Fest: A Celebration of Love, Peace, and Healing Dance and Costume Party!

We are going to have a dance party online like no other! Come dressed in your Hippies Best, make old and new friends in the chat, dance to your favorite dance hits, and show us your best dance moves.

Costumes are Appreciated and Admired but never Required! A PRIZE will be awarded to the most creative HIPPIE costume!

Join us for the Grooviest Costume Dance Party of the Year as We Celebrate Love, Peace, and Healing!

No CEs Available    

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11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

 Pre-Conference Movement/Dance Warm-Up 

Breathing In - Centering a Moment for the Inhale

We exhale to find release, but what is inside the inhale? This brief warm up directive invites participants to breathe inward and find something new & untethered, unique to the ever changing needs of our person & body. 

Cashel Campbell MS, BC-DMT, LCAT, is the creator & owner of Feel Heal Dance. Feel Heal Dance is a Dance/Movement Psychotherapy and Spiritual Intuitive private & group practice. As an Energy healer and Advanced Reiki L3 Practioner (Gassho & Sho Ka Reih), Cashel provides embodied therapeutic support through movement wellness & reiki/spiritual counseling sessions. To date, Cashel has had the honor of providing psychotherapy, dance/movement therapy & recreation therapy in several establishments in and around New York City, including: OPWDD, New York City Health & Hospital onsite at Rikers Island & Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.

Ms. Campbell’s scope of practice includes a psychodynamic approach that includes integrative healing practices. She consistently leads with compassion & empathy while encouraging skill building & positive self esteem throughout the therapeutic process. It has been her pleasure to support patients & clients alike towards deep emotional exploration & creative expression, aimed towards individual & collective self discovery & resilience

Continuing Education: 0.5 ADTA CEs 

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 Moderated Q&A Panels with Poster Session Researchers

This moderated Q&A Panel is an opportunity to engage the researchers directly about their research methodology and findings.

Continuing Education: 1.5 ADTA CEs
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM  BREAK 
2:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Closing Ceremony/Newly Credentialed Celebration

Facilitator: Stephan Reynolds,  M.A, M.F.A, R-DMT

Continuing Education: 1.0 ADTA, NBCC CEs