Welcome to the temporary Membership purchase page for the Dance Studies Association (DSA).  Dance Studies Association is the new non-profit organization created by a merger of the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) and the Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS) in July 2017.

While the new DSA website is under construction, please use this “cordance” site to purchase a membership to DSA. When the DSA website is launched in 2018, your membership information will automatically be transferred to the new membership database.

Membership Details

Membership in Dance Studies Association 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. Annual dues are competitive with similar organizations and are reduced for students, contingent faculty, and independent scholars and artists. Individual membership fees are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law as contributions to a not-for-profit organization.

The membership year is the same as the calendar year, 1 January through 31 December.

Individual Membership Benefits

  • Voting privileges
  • Conference presenting privileges (all presenters at DSA conferences must be DSA members)
  • Discounted registration for DSA annual and special topics conferences
  • Access to online streaming of conference sessions (when/where available)
  • Access to members-only areas of the DSA website
  • Access to the online membership directory
  • Access to all online DSA Publications
  • Subscription to Dance Research Journal, published by Cambridge University Press (3 issues per year; print and electronic options)
  • Copy of book from DSA annual book series, Studies in Dance History, published by the University of Wisconsin Press
  • Annual Conference Proceedings (electronic, when compiled)
  • Annual electronic periodical Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies
  • Members-Only listserve circulating job announcements, information on fellowships, conferences, and publications
  • Access to members-only mentoring, professionalization, and pedagogy opportunities at the annual conference, special topics conferences, and graduate symposia, and through webinars and online activities at times other than conferences

Institutional Membership Benefits

Institutional members are entitled to discounted conference registration for DSA conferences for up to four individuals; one copy of the book from annual book series, Studies in Dance History, published by the University of Wisconsin Press; print and electronic subscription to Dance Research Journal, published by Cambridge University Press (3 issues per year); electronic copy of the annual Conference Proceedings; one copy of the annual periodical Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies; one vote in elections; access to online content and mentoring for up to four individuals.

For current CORD members, please follow these instructions below:

  1. Review current DSA member benefits and levels below.  
  2. Log in to your account at the top right of the CORD website.
  3. Click “View Profile”.
  4. Under membership details and your membership level, click “Change”.
  5. Follow the prompts to join at a new DSA membership level.

DSA Membership Rates 2018 (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018)


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