Past Conference Proceedings

The proceedings of the Dance Studies Association annual conference is no longer published. For past proceedings read here.

Deadline for Submission to the Proceedings of the DSA Conference in Malta Extended to November 20, 2018

The Dance Studies Association is pleased to compile unedited records of our annual conference Contra: Dance & Conflict held July 5-8, 2018 at the University of Malta. Proceedings will be published on our website from files provided by authors who wish to contribute their papers. The content of each paper is unchanged from that provided by its author.

Submission of conference papers for inclusion in the Proceedings is entirely voluntary. Those who are presenting workshops or lecture-demonstrations may submit transcriptions or summaries of their presentations. Each submission should be an accurate record of the conference presentation and not an expanded revision. Please consult the submission guidelines on our website and submit all material to by November 20, 2018.

With our 2019 conference “Dancing in Common” at Northwestern University, DSA will no longer publish proceeding of conferences. As a record of past conferences, we will provide the conference programs, keynotes, and awards speeches free of charge to the general public. Conference presenters interested in publishing their research can submit their work to our peer-review journal DRJ for consideration at