Committee On Approval 

ADTA Education COVID-19 Response
The ADTA Committee on Approval recognizes that the covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected communities both nationally and internationally. Recommendations and accommodations are available to students, educators and programs that are being directly and significantly impacted by the pandemic at this time.  To read the COA’s statement and access relevant resources, CLICK HERE. Any long-term changes to programs or courses that are NOT a result of the pandemic must go through reapproval immediately.

Committee Description

The Committee on Approval (COA) is a regulatory branch of the ADTA responsible for approving graduate dance/movement therapy programs. The Subcommittee for Approval of Alternate Route Courses (SAARC) approves alternate route courses. Students, allied professionals and the public can be assured that ADTA approved programs and courses are in compliance with the highest standards in dance/movement therapy education and clinical training.

Committee on Approval

  • Reviews graduate programs that apply for candidacy
  • Conducts annual, three-year and six-year reapproval reviews
  • Verifies maintenance of standards through reviews of annual reports
  • Supports all educators as they address revisions in standards

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Interim Committee Chair

Danielle Fitzpatrick, Antioch University Representative

Committee Members

• Danielle Fitzpatrick, Antioch University Representative
• Valerie Blanc, Lesley University Representative
• Open Position, Naropa University Representative
• Ted Ehrhardt, Pratt Institute Representative
• Susan Orkand, Sarah Lawrence College Representative
• Christina Devereaux, Drexel Representative
• Grayce James, Public Member
• Nalini Prakash, Supervisor Representative

Sub-Committee for Approval of Alternate Route Courses
  • Reviews, approves and re-approves applications for Alternate Route Courses

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Committee Chair

Susan Saenger, former DMTCB representative

Committee Members

  • Ted Ehrhardt, Committee on Approval Representative
  • Kim Rothwell, Alternate Route Educator
  • Amber Gray, Alternate Route Educator
  • Laurel Bridges, Alternate Route Educator
  • Amy Jacques, Alternate Route Educator
  • Kalila Homann, Alternate Route Educator

Approval for Graduate Programs
Approval for Alternate Route Courses