Hotel Accommodations

Society of Dance History Scholars has secured a room block at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel for our 2012 conference.

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2817

The discounted rate is $169 a night plus taxes for June 13–June 17, 2012. Attendees wishing to take advantage of this rate should make their reservations by Friday, May 18, 2012.

To make your reservation, please click here, or call the hotel’s reservations line at 215-625-2900 and be sure to tell them that you are with the Society of Dance History Scholars.

Hotel Details

  • Hotel check-in is at 4:00pm and check-out is at 12:00pm.
  • Wired and wireless high speed internet access is available for $12.95 per 24 hour period.
  • This hotel offers valet parking only. The total cost for valet parking including taxes and fees is $45.60 per day.

Guest Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobe
  • Bottled water, for a fee
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Coffee maker/tea service
  • Crib (by request)
  • Electrical outlet: desk level
  • Hair dryer
  • Individual climate control
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Luxurious bedding
  • Mini fridge in some rooms (by request)
  • Pillows: down/feather
  • Pillows: foam
  • Pull-out sofa bed (by request)
  • Rollaway bed (by request)
  • Two-line phone with voice mail

On-site Restaurants and Lounges


A chic, contemporary setting in the center of the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown hotel offering signature cocktails and a menu of light snacks and appetizers. Open for dinner. Dress code: Casual.

13: American Inspired Cuisine

Serving American Classics with a contemporary twist. Located inside the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown hotel. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dress code: Casual.

Starbucks Coffee

Stop by for your daily does of caffeine and light breakfast and lunch fare. Located on the Market Street side of the Philadelphia Marriot Downtown hotel.

View additional dining options in the local area.

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 2012 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...


Conference 2014: Writing Dancing/Dancing Writing
A Joint Conference of The Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS) and The Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)
13–16 November 2014
Hosted by the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa

Conference 2015 will be held in Athens, Greece. Dates and other details will be available later this Spring.


The SDHS Board of Directors election takes place during the final two weeks of February. All SDHS members may vote. Please log in and then click here to view candidates’ biographies. Ballots will be available beginning on Feb. 15.

SDHS announces the November 2013 awards, including de la Torre Bueno Prize® Special Citations.

Proceedings of the 2013 joint NOFOD/SDHS conference are now available.

Proceedings of the Special Topics Conference 2013: “Sacre Celebration: Revisiting, Reflecting, Revisioning” are now available.

Call for proposals for contributions to Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies: Network of Pointes (Guest Editors: Drs. Kathrina Farrugia and Jill Nunes Jensen). Note that the deadline has been extended to May 15, 2014.

Updated 3 April: Conference announcements and calls for papers

Updated 3 April: Job postings and opportunities for students

Updated 24 February: News and announcements from SDHS members: “The American Society for Theatre Research is now seeking nominations for the Biennial Sally Banes Publication Prize....”

SDHS endorses MLA statement on learning another language

Connect to through this link and a percentage of your purchase will help fund graduate student travel to SDHS conferences.