Dance Link Libraries contains many links and articles organized to help people "live meaningfully through the arts." The site contains a valuable array of essays and articles by longtime SDHS member Daly, as well as a "what's new" section.

Artslynx International Dance Resources Compiled and edited by Richard Finkelstein, this gargantuan library of dance links may be difficult to wade through, although visitors to this site will be rewarded with connections to valuable Web sites, especially in the categories of Master Sites, Organizations, and Research & Scholarship.

New York Foundation for the Arts This site provides "a self-service database of cultural resources in the Web." It was created as a public service for the online arts community to keep abreast of new arts sites and for users of the World Wide Web to promote their new or renovated sites to a targeted audience, one that is vitally interested in the arts.

The Ballet and Dance Web Ring A Web ring is a chain of Web sites that can be visited, or toured, with a single mouse click. This one encompasses more than two hundred sites for ballet and dance organizations, performing groups, and related materials. A library of links to more than seventeen hundred ballet and dance companies around the world, compiled and maintained by Dick Heuff, former head of the audio-visual department of the Netherlands Dance Theater.

CyberDance: Ballet on the Net Maintained by Rose Ann Willenbrink, this extraordinary site provides more than thirty-five hundred links to classical ballet and modern dance resources on the Internet. There are six main categories: companies, people and organizations, education, international, news and information, and other links.

Dance Links Maintained by Amy Reusch, this site provides a library of links organized by the following categories: ballet companies; modern/contemporary dance companies; other (flamenco, tap, butoh, multimedia, jazz, world, etc.); dance presenters and performance listings; newsgroups; dance publications; dance FAQs; dance organizations and coalitions; funding resources; miscellaneous dance resources; university dance; dance schools; dancers; and dance Web indices.

New York Public Library Selected Dance Resources on the Internet Compiled under the aegis of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, this extensive list of links to Web sites covers every aspect of dance. Amended and updated frequently, it aims for selectivity rather than inclusivity; entries are made only to sites judged useful by the library staff. A resource of first resort.

The Sapphire Swan Dance Directory The stated goal of this directory is "to provide links to the best dance resources available on the Web." Visitors may suspect that the listings of links, ranging from Balkan dance to Zydeco, are not so carefully selected as that statement implies.

Yahoo! Dance A hierarchical listing of dance links in forty-five categories, ranging from Apparel and Ballet to Web Directories and Usenet.

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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