About this Journal

Dance Research, the journal of the Society for Dance Research, is a bi-annual internationally peer reviewed journal. It welcomes high quality original research articles on dance worldwide both historical and contemporary. 

The journal aims to engage with current debates on dance and across cognate disciplines with dance at the centre of inquiry. In addition, the journal publishes book reviews, notes on archives dedicated to dance, and selected translations into English of key material on dance.

Read Dance Electronic free online here
Dance and Neuroscience (November 2011)

Editors and Editorial Board


Richard Ralph

Assistant Editor

Margaret M. McGowan

Associate Editor

Clement Crisp

Editorial Consultant

Theresa Buckland

Reviews Editor 

Alexandra Kolb

Please send books for review to:

Professor Alexandra Kolb
University of Roehampton
Dance Department
Digby Stuart College
Roehampton Lane
SW15 5PH

Associate Board

Jeremy Barlow
Melissa Blanco Borelli
Theresa Buckland
Susan Jones
Stephanie Jordan
Alexandra Kolb
Maria Salgado LLopis
Jane Pritchard
Dee Reynolds
Lise Uytterhoeven

Advisory Board

Egil Bakka
David Davies
Lynn Garafola
Marion Kant
Julie Malnig
Patrizia Veroli
Sarah Whatley
Roland John Wiley

Website Manager

Jo Morgan


The Society provides a forum for the presentation, discussion and publication of dance research. To this end it organises events and publishes a Journal and a newsletter.

Events: The Society holds regular events for the presentation of the findings of dance research and for their discussion. These include the presentation of papers, lectures, demonstrations and research seminars.

National Film Archives: Dance film and video from the BBC archives has been made available by a joint project funded by the Society. Members may view these free of charge, and by appointment, at the NFA.

Meetings: The Society’s business is conducted at general meetings which are open to members.

Visit the Society for Dance Research website at http://societyfordanceresearch.org/wp/

Please click here to join the Society or renew your membership.

Related Book Series

Dance Research publishes occasional special issues to honour the lives of key contributors in the field. These collections of selected papers are also published as books and are available for stand-alone purchase. Click here for more information on the Dance Research special issues.


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Dance Research

Print ISSN: 0264-2875 Online ISSN: 1750-0095
Published on behalf of the Society for Dance Research
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