Dance Studies Association Institutional Members

Membership in DSA is open to all persons and organizations interested in advancing the field of dance studies through research, publication, performance, and outreach to audiences across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Institutional membership is a direct mode of support for graduate student workers and contingent faculty.  

A new Tiered Institutional Membership was introduced in April 2022, with a fee structure based on annual organizational/departmental budgets (self-reported).  With this change, and the additional benefits listed below, DSA continues to work to undo financial barriers to access.  We hope that this new tiered institutional membership structure will encourage departments and organizations to join DSA as a way to support large contingent faculties and/or graduate student populations.  

  • NEW! Up to 10 digital memberships – 7 of which must be for contingent/non-tenured faculty and/or graduate students (must be currently affiliated with the member institution) - includes member registration rates, conference presentation eligibility, JSTOR access, and voting rights
  • NEW! 20% discount on conference advertising, exhibiting, sponsorships
  • One print copy and one e-book copy from annual book series, Studies in Dance, published by the University of Michigan Press
  • One print subscription to Dance Research Journal, published by Cambridge University Press (3 issues per year)
  • NEW! Electronic access to Dance Research Journal for all 10 affiliated memberships
  • NEW! Up to 5 gratis digital memberships for graduating students. These 5 membership must be a continuation from the affiliated members in the previous year, thus requires a full year of Institutional Membership first.  This allows DSA to support recent graduates, new to the job market, in the moment that DSA networking and resources can be crucially important.


Current DSA Institutional Members:


 

Bates

Our program offers studies in the theory and cultural context of dance, encourages original choreographic work, provides a variety of performing opportunities for students at all levels of experience, and builds a strong and versatile technique in dance.


 

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The Department of Theater at Colgate University offers courses that span dance practice, choreography, and dance studies for students across the liberal arts curriculum. Students engage in dance through immersion in the creative process, performance, and research. As we expand our dance curriculum, we are committed to employing diverse global and cultural perspectives in the dance studio and academic classroom.


 

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The Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University is led by Director Professor Sarah Whatley and specialises in an inclusive interdisciplinary approach to diverse forms of artistic and scholarly research in dance supported by new approaches to documentation, analysis and dissemination of choreographic creativity. C-DaRE embraces leading edge research developments including reflexive enquiry into embodied practices, collective and political action, digitisation, cultural value and the expanded choreographic field. In addition, C-DaRE also seeks to investigate and critique the legal frameworks that can be used to support and empower the sector.


Duke

The Master of Fine Arts in Dance: Embodied Interdisciplinary Praxis (MFAEIP) is a two-year, residential program grounded in Duke’s interdisciplinary approach, which encourages students to design and implement movement-based creative research that engages urgent issues and contributes to critical conversations within and beyond the arts. Duke Dance also offers a bachelor of arts degree that encourages students to expand their cultural and creative awareness and to connect dance to society at large.


 

 Loyola Marymount University Dance Department's Loge

Located in Los Angeles, California, Loyola Marymount University is a liberal arts university with a nationally-accredited dance major. LMU Dance offers a bachelor’s degree that enables our students to pursue training in the art of dance while also engaging in a well-rounded liberal arts education. LMU is ideally situated to provide our students with dynamic educational experiences that bleed the borders between campus and community for personal and professional enrichment, connecting students with the diverse artistic opportunities that define the Los Angeles area.


 

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London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS) is a world-leader in dance higher education and a key part of The Place - the creative powerhouse for dance in central London. LCDS champions new ideas, embraces artistic innovation and enables extraordinary experiences for students to realise their full potential. The School offers intensive technical and creative dance courses in Higher Education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.


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Led by Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer, Helgi Tomasson, SF Ballet is accompanied by its own orchestra and operates one of the country’s most prestigious schools of ballet. Today we build on our heritage by commissioning groundbreaking dance from today’s top choreographers, by uncovering new choreographic talent, and by staging modern classics and the works that make up the canon of classic ballet. Our approach defines ballet in the 21st century, and it makes San Francisco Ballet the essential place to see the most adventurous dance in America.


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At TAPS, theory and practice are inextricably linked and mutually reinforcing. We prepare our students to become scholar-artists fluent in both of these languages. We teach our graduate and undergraduate students in academic classes and seminars, in acting and dance studios, and by mentoring them in their creative work and scholarly research.


 U Hawaii
The UHM Dance program is unique in its offerings in Pacific and Asian dance forms. Also featured are courses in a variety of dance techniques, 
choreography, performance, history, critical theory, kinesiology, movement analysis, ethnology, education, and visual media. Students have ample opportunity to choreograph, perform, collaborate, and engage in scholarly research.


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Colby College

Johns Hopkins University

Old Dominion University

Reed College

Southern Utah University

University of California, Berkley

University of North Carolina, Greensboro

West Chester University