The Dance Studies Association (DSA) is an international organization of dance scholars, educators, and artists.


Dance Studies Association aspires to be a gathering place to facilitate collegiality and contribute to the advancement of the field.

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From S. Ama Wray Embodiology® workshop Transmissions & Traces, DSA's inaugural conference at The Ohio State University, 2017. Photo: Jess Cavender

become a DSA member

  • Voting Privilege
  • Conference presenting privileges
  • Discounted conference registration for DSA and affiliated organizations
  • A subscription to Dance Research Journal and a copy of our annual book series, Studies in Dance History.
  • Continued free access to Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies and conference proceedings
  • Access to a robust online membership directory and a member listserv
  • The ability to post jobs, calls for papers, and scholarly and artistic opportunities to our website
  • Eligibility for awards and members-only research and travel grants
  • Access to members-only mentoring, Working Groups, professionalization, and pedagogy opportunities at conferences, graduate symposia, and through online activities
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