Working Groups

Working groups meet during the Annual Conference and continue to network throughout the year via e-mail and social media. Working Groups are open to all DSA members.

Susan Leigh Foster and Cynthia Oliver at the 2017 DSA Conference. Photo by Jess Cavender.

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Please send all inquiries to:
Janet Wilhelms
Association Manager

Dance and Technology

We aim to create discourse surrounding dance and technology and the nature of the relationship in an historical, socio-political context.


This working group was created as a space to share resources pursuant to issues of multiculturalism, inclusion and diversity in dance curricula in higher ed.

Dance History Teachers

The focus of this group is discussion of issues and exchange of information concerning the teaching of dance history in college and university settings.

Dancing the Long Nineteenth Century

This working group is devoted to the artistic issues of the Nineteenth Century.

Early Dance

A caucus of scholars, teachers, and performers who share a common interest in dance forms and movement practices from before the nineteenth century.

Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Dance Studies

A forum for the exchange of ideas among scholars and artists teaching or researching Latin American, Latino and Caribbean dance.

Popular, Social and Vernacular Dance

Comprises members with either a teaching, research, or personal interest in dance products and practices that exist in popular, social and vernacular contexts.


This DSA working group investigates dance practice as a research tool and shall serve as a platform to share knowledge, strategies, materials and research ideas

Students in DSA

A forum for graduate students of all levels to explore the possibilities and challenges of advanced studies in dance.

Dance and Music