Ballroom Dance and DanceSport

Ballroom and Country Western Dance Generated from the province of Alberta in western Canada, this Web site is dedicated to the promotion of fitness and dancing, including ballroom dancing, country-western dancing, and dancesport.

Ballroom Dancers Federation The BDF aims to foster the spirit of good fellowship and sportsmanship and to protect the interests, both nationally and internationally, of competitors, demonstrators, adjudicators, teachers, and coaches.

Henry's Dance Hotlist An extensive collection of links to Web sites on ballroom dance, dancesport, swing dance, nightclub dance, and other forms of social dance, compiled and maintained by Henry Neeman, a self-described dork who is a research scientist at the Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms, a visiting assistant professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma, and an instructor for the Sooner Ballroom Dance Club.

International DanceSport Federation IDSF comprises seventy-three national member federations on five continents. Its purpose is to promote dancesport internationally. Its activities are reported in the part of its Web site called The World Dance Plaza.

Latin American Dances, International Circuit A directory of links to Web sites on Latin American music and dance around the world.

United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association USABDA is the national organization of competitive ballroom dancing, also known as dancesport.

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

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