||This literature review has the main objective to illustrate the contribution of the dance movement therapy in the promotion of healthy aging, in line with the concept of active aging that has been promoted by the World Health Organization, since 2002. Demographic aging has been increasing and projections suggest its progressive rise. Portugal is currently one of the countries in the world with the largest index of population aging, where there is an urgent need to change ageist ideas and also stimulate the elderly towards a healthy aging. The aging process corresponds to a dynamic and ongoing progression throughout life and it must be understood as a singular experience that combines chronological, biological, psychological and social aspects. The recent aging theories believe that it is possible to age successfully, focusing on the essential characteristics that must be present in the adaptive process (coping) of the elderly aiming at his/her well-being. It appears fundamental to promote a psychotherapeutic work with this population. Dance Movement Therapy, as an expressive psychotherapy that uses dancing and movement, is one of the most complete as it promotes the individual's physical, psychological, cognitive and social integration, providing a better life quality and well being for the senior citizens. Therefore, it is a valuable asset for the Portuguese current situation, as it is an important tool to promote a successful aging. Thus, a new field of opportunities may be taken into account to explore new projects and reinforce Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) investigation in Portugal.