Inspire. Connect. Move.

for our in-person summit
in Chicago

JUNE 9-11, 2023

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Welcome to the Dance Therapy Summit site.  We are so glad you are here. The summit was born out of an interest for creating community, visibility, and support for the field of dance/movement therapy, but has evolved into so much more!


The Dance Therapy Summit is for anyone and everyone who:

  • is interested in dance/movement therapy.

  • is a somatic/movement practitioner or educator.

  • is an individual looking to incorporate dance/movement into their own work and/or healing.

  • wants to connect with like minded individuals who are passionate about dance/movement and its inherent therapeutic nature.

  • wants to network, connect, and share their work or teachings with the world.


This summit is designed with you in mind!  It is a platform for out-of-the-box thinking, a showcase for all the ways that dance/movement can be adopted to foster expression, support mental health, and facilitate global healing.

Meet the Founder

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Erica Hornthal, LCPC, BC-DMT

Erica is a dance/movement therapist and author of the best-selling book, Body Aware.  Erica saw the need for a community that fostered visibility for the field of dance/movement therapy and a bridge to other somatic practices, creating an inclusive and accepting environment where the body is front and center.


Thanks for submitting!

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The Dance Therapy Summit is organized by Chicago Dance Therapy