Dance Studies Association

Founded: 1969    Admitted to ACLS: 1996
Formed in 2017 as the merged entity of the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD, founded 1969) and the Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS, founded 1978), Dance Studies Association (DSA) is both grounded in and extends the work of those two organizations. As an international organization of dance scholars, educators, and artists, DSA advances innovative analyses of dance by promoting diverse approaches to and a globally inclusive dialogue of the dance field and various related disciplines. It advances the field of dance studies through research, publication, performance, and outreach to audiences across the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

CEO Representative and Society Contact

Lizzie Leopold
Executive Director
Dance Studies Association

Delegate

Melissa Blanco Borelli
Associate Professor
University of Maryland, College Park
term ends 12/31/2023

President

Melissa Blanco Borelli
Associate Professor
University of Maryland, College Park
term ends 12/31/2021

Membership:

Individual: 700

Meetings:

10/14/2021 - 10/17/2021 New Brunswick, NJ