Swing Dance

Archives of Early Lindy Hop This splendid Web site, mounted by the Savoy Style Swing Shop, provides a history of the Lindy, biographies of dancers, a filmography, photos, and a library of Lindy links.

Pennyslvania 6-5000 / Atomic Magazine This dual site claims to be "your essential guide to retro culture," covering "all that is swing on the Internet."

Jitterbuzz.com The site of the "Lindy Week Review" provides news and reviews of events, a dancers' forum, a guide to establishments, a photo gallery, a listing of Lindy links, and information on travel, music, zoot suits, and accessories.

Swing Dance Research and Historic Association The purpose of the SDRHA is to gather information pertaining to all forms of swing dancing. The site is maintained by the association's founder and president, H. Leon Raper, a swing dancer, teacher, and historian as well as an Internet entrepreneur.

World Swing Dance Council Organized in 1993, the WSDC is a service organization designed to further communication and to profile informational services and record keeping for the international swing dance community. This site provides numerous links to local clubs and swing dance resources.

World Rock 'n' Roll Confederation Based in Munich, the WRRC has constituents in thirty-one nations. It is devoted to rock-and-roll dance, boogie-woogie, and the Lindy Hop as high-performance, competitive sport.

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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