Since SDHS merged with the Congress on Research in Dance into the Dance Studies Association (DSA) in July 2017, membership in SDHS is no longer available.

Please go to the CORD website for information about becoming a member of Dance Studies Association:

Membership in Dance Studies Association is open to all persons and organizations interested in advancing the field of dance studies through research, publication, performance, and outreach to audiences across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Annual dues are competitive with similar organizations and are reduced for students, contingent faculty, and independent scholars and artists. Individual membership fees are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law as contributions to a not-for-profit organization.

The membership year is the same as the calendar year, 1 January through 31 December.

Individual Membership Benefits

  • Voting privileges
  • Conference presenting privileges, upon acceptance of your proposal (all presenters at DSA conferences must be DSA members)
  • Discounted registration for DSA annual and special topics conferences
  • Access to online streaming of conference sessions (when/where available)
  • Access to members-only areas of the DSA website
  • Access to the online membership directory
  • Access to all online DSA Publications
  • Subscription to Dance Research Journal, published by Cambridge University Press (3 issues per year; print and electronic options)
  • Copy of book from DSA annual book series, Studies in Dance History, published by the University of Wisconsin Press
  • Annual Conference Proceedings (electronic, when compiled)
  • Annual electronic periodical Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies
  • Members-Only listserv circulating job announcements, information on fellowships, conferences, and publications
  • Access to members-only mentoring, professionalization, and pedagogy opportunities at the annual conference, special topics conferences, and graduate symposia, and through webinars and online activities at times other than conferences

Institutional Membership Benefits

Institutional members are entitled to discounted conference registration for DSA conferences for up to four individuals; one copy of the book from annual book series, Studies in Dance History, published by the University of Wisconsin Press; print and electronic subscription to Dance Research Journal, published by Cambridge University Press (3 issues per year); electronic copy of the annual Conference Proceedings; one copy of the annual periodical Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies; one vote in elections; access to online content and mentoring for up to four individuals.

To join the Dance Studies Association go to:

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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