Dance Studies Association Institutional Members

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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.

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.


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 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.

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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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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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Johns Hopkins University

Old Dominion University

Southern Utah University

University of California, Berkley

University of North Carolina, Greensboro

West Chester University