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Journal of Dance Education

Welcome to the Journal of Dance Education, also known as JoDE. Our anonymously-reviewed publication presents the latest developments in dance education research and practice with the intent of assisting educators in their quest to remain current in the classroom. We present both scholarly and practical articles relevant to various populations within the dance community, including public schools K-12, private schools, private studios, higher education, and community education. Topics within the journal include but are not limited to: training of dancers, curriculum, pedagogy, teaching methodology, best practices, standards, assessment, dance administration, collaboration, creativity, dance advocacy and social justice issues. JoDE has an international reach and has published articles by a variety of international and U.S. authors who have interesting research to share. Reading JoDE is an excellent way to stay abreast of dance education research and practice in the U.S. and abroad.

Note:  The Journal of Dance Education and Dance Education in Practice will be going fully online s
tarting in June 2020 with JoDE Vol. 20(2) and DEiP Vol. 6(2). This change will impact all future issues and volumes. We look forward to providing you with the same great content in a convenient online format, while reducing our environmental impact and ensuring the financial health of the organization. NDEO will no longer mail print copies of its two journals.

JoDE Call for Papers - Special Issue:

Asian and South Asian Dance in US Postsecondary Dance Education

The Journal of Dance Education invites manuscript submissions which discuss the pedagogies of Asian and South Asian dance in postsecondary education in the United States for possible publication. Accepted articles will be published in JoDE and may become part of a specialized collection focused on Asian and South Asian dance in US postsecondary education.

Deadline to Submit is September 15, 2021

JoDE Call for Papers - Special Issue:
Dance Education for Children and Youth: Our Future as a Field
Children (infant-adolescent) and youth (adolescent-18 years) are the future of dance education. If we look to the teaching and learning of dance for children and youth in PK-12 schools, private studios, dance organizations, and communities, we can gain insight into future dance education trajectories, such as what the needs for higher education might be and possible directions for professional dance. While this Special Issue is not specifically about the global COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on dance education, the pandemic has undoubtedly shaped research, scholarship, teaching, and learning in dance education, and therefore, manuscripts that reference the pandemic are welcome.

Deadline to Submit is November 1, 2021
For more information please contact the Special Issue Editor,
Alison Leonard at

DR Prize
2021 Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2021
Submission Information

Jasmin ‘Ofamo’oni | 2020 Recipient
for her paper
"It Takes a Family to Graduate a Dancer"

The Doug Risner Prize for Emerging Dance Researchers recognizes excellence in dance research for unpublished scholars. The prize honors Dr. Doug Risner, Editor Emeritus of Journal of Dance Education and his passionate commitment to dance education research. Risner has published over one hundred papers, journal articles, books, and book chapters and won the 2015 Dance Education Research Award from NDEO. The prize offers an honorarium that may be used for any NDEO services, including conference costs and OPDI courses. 2021 Submission Information

Subscription Information

An online subscription (including access to back issues) of JODE is included with Professional, PhD/EdD Candidate, Institutional, and Graduate Student  memberships. Undergraduate Students and Retirees can purchase JODE for an additional $25.

2020 Projected Mailing Schedule
Volume 20 (1) to be mailed 1/29/20
Volume 20 (2) Online Only
Volume 20 (3) Online Only
Volume 20 (4) Online Only

Online Access

NDEO members with JoDE subscriptions can access past and current issues of JODE through Taylor and Francis Online. To access the online issues of JoDE, click here.

On June 30, 2010, NDEO purchased JoDE 
from J. Michael Ryan Publishers, Inc.  The new publisher and fulfillment house for the JoDE is Routledge, Taylor and Francis.

Effective with Volume 20(2) - June 2020 - JoDE will be available online only.

If you have questions about a missing volume or if you want to order an extra copy of a particular volume, please contact Taylor & Francis at 215-625-8900 x 771 or at