• 2016 SDHS Special Topics Conference “ Contemporary Ballet: Exchanges, Connections and Directions” May 20–21, 2016 in New York City, NY
  • 2015 Joint Conference with Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) "Cut and Paste: Dance Advocacy in the Age of Austerity," June 4-7, 2015, in Athens, Greece.
  • 2015: SDHS Special Topics Conference “Dance as Experience: Progressive Era Origins and Legacies”, March 26–28, 2015 in Baltimore, MD.
  • 2014: Joint conference with Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) “Writing Dancing/Dancing Writing”. 13–16 November, 2014, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
  • 2013: Special Joint conference with Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) “Decentering Dance Studies: Moving In New Global Orders” 14–17 November, University of California — Riverside.
  • Special Topics Conference 2013:Sacre Celebration: Revisiting, Reflecting, Revisioning” 18–20 April, York University, Toronto, Canada.
  • 2013 “Dance ACTions—Traditions and Transformations” 8–11 June, The University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Joint conference with Nordic Forum of Dance Research (NOFOD)
  • 2012 “Dance and the Social City” 14–17 June, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • 2011 “Dance Dramaturgy: Catalyst, Perspective and Memory” 23–26 June, York University and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
  • 2010 “Dance & Spectacle” 8–11 July, University of Surrey, Guilford and The Place, London, UK.
  • 2009 “Topographies: Sites, Bodies, Technologies” 19–22 June, Stanford University and San Francisco, California. Conference held in conjunction with DCA.
  • 2008 “Looking Back/Moving Forward” 12–15 June, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.
  • 2007 “Re-Thinking Theory and Practice/Repenser pratique et theorie” 21–24 June, Le Centre National de la Danse, Paris, France. Joint conference sponsored by SDHS and CORD.
  • 2006 “Grounding Moves: Landscapes for Dance” 15–18 June 2006, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada.
  • 2005 “Dancing from the Center” 9–12 June, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
  • 2004 “Celebrating Dance: Celebrating History” 17–20 June, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
  • 2003 “Dance History on Shannon's Shore” 26–29 June, University of Limerick, located on the river Shannon in County Limerick, Ireland
  • 2002 20–23 June, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 2001 “In the Moment” Goucher College, Towson, Maryland.
  • 2000 “Dancing in the Millenium” 19–23 July, Washington Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC. Joint participation with twenty organizations.
  • 1999 10–13 June, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • 1998 18–21 June, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.
  • 1997 “ ’79–’97: Reflecting on Our Past, Reflecting on Our Future” 19–22 June, Barnard College, New York, New York.
  • 1996 “Speaking of History: Dance Scholarship in the '90's” 13–16 June, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • 1995 “Border Crossings” 10–14 May, Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Canada. Joint conference with the ADUCC (Association for Dance in Universities and Colleges in Canada).
  • 1994 “Retooling the Discipline: Research and Teaching Strategies for the 21st Century” 10–13 February, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
  • 1993 “Of, By and For the People; How Dance Proclaims Political Ideals, Ethnicity, Social Class, Age Group Identification, and Regional Pride” 11–13 June, Hosted by the Dance Collection, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, New York. Joint conference with CORD, including participation of ADG, DCA and NYPL Performing Arts Dance Collection.
  • 1992 “American Dance Abroad: Influence of the United States Dance Experience Around the World” 14–16 February, University of California — Riverside, Riverside, California.
  • 1991 “Dance in Hispanic Cultures” 8–10 February, New World School of the Arts, Miami, Florida.
  • 1990 “Contemporary Issues in Dance a Global View” 15–28 July, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong, China. The Fifth Hong Kong International Dance Conference: a joint effort with over twenty international organizations.
  • 1989 “American Choreographers Today and Yesterday: Regional Influences” 17–19 February, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
  • 1988 “Ballet Russe: 1909–1962” 12–14 February, North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  • 1987 “Isadora Duncan and Her Context” 13–15 February, University of California — Irvine, Irvine, California.
  • 1986 “Mary Wigman” 14–17 February, City College, New York, New York.
  • 1985 “Antony Tudor” 15–17 February, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • 1984 “Interdisciplinary Perspectives” 17–19 February, Goucher College, Towson, Maryland.
  • 1983 “Methods and Resources in Dance History” 11–14 February, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
  • 1982 13–15 February, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Note: This conference did not have a specific theme, but the program is mistakenly entitled the “Fourth Annual Conference.”
  • 1981 “A Bicentennial Celebration: Dance as Social and Popular Entertainment” 22–28 June, University of California — Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. Joint conference with ADG and CORD.
  • 1980 “Western Dance History” 15–17 February, Barnard College, New York, New York.
  • 1979 “Western Dance History: Resources and Teaching Methods” 16–18 February, Barnard College, New York, New York.
  • 1978 “Dance History Education on the College Level” 8 April, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
SDHS publications

Studies in Dance History SDHS’s monograph series, published by University of Wisconsin Press, answers a growing demand for works that provide fresh analytical perspectives on dancing, dancers, and dances in a global context. Read more...

[cover of 2015 Conversations] Issued yearly in early spring generally, Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies reflects the dynamic and diverse membership of SDHS. We seek to bring you themes and debates current in the field of dance studies and the profession, alongside news from the international community of scholars in dance and related disciplines. Read more...

  • 2018 DSA Inaugural Conference
    Contra: Dance & Conflict
    July 5-8, 2018
    The University of Malta, Valetta, Malta
    Click here for the Call for Proposals

SDHS announces this year’s award recipients. Awards will be presented at the SDHS/CORD conference.

Dance Chronicle announces Founding Editors’ Awards, honoring Barbara Palfy in 2015. Sponsored by Dance Chronicle and Routledge/Taylor & Francis

Updated 28 April 2017: Upcoming events

Updated 28 April 2017: Conference announcements and calls for papers

Updated 28 April 2017: Job postings and opportunities for students

SDHS endorses MLA statement on learning another language

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