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Journal of Dance Education



 Call for Papers
Special Issue on Dance Education and Responsible Citizenship - 2018
Deadline: December 18, 2017
Welcome to the Journal of Dance Education, also known as JODE. Our blind-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.

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Congratulations 2016 Doug Risner Prize for Emerging Dance Researchers awardee Angeline Young
for her research study
Risk and reORIENTations: A case study in a multicultural approach to teaching African Haitian dance

The Doug Risner Prize for Emerging Dance Researchers recognizes excellence in dance research and emerging scholars who conduct outstanding dance inquiry. Unpublished scholars submitting original empirical research study manuscripts to the Journal of Dance Education are eligible for prize consideration. The article will be published in JODE, along with information identifying the author as the prize recipient. This annual prize honors Dr. Doug Risner, Editor Emeritus of JODE, in recognition of his outstanding leadership as Editor, passionate commitment to research and research education, and his generous support of the National Dance Education Organization. Dr. Risner has published over 100 papers, essays, journal articles, and book chapters, and won the NDEO Outstanding Dance Education Researcher Award in 2014.


Subscription Information

A print and 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.

2017 Projected Mailing Schedule
Volume 17 (1) to be mailed 3/10/17
Volume 17 (2) to be mailed May
Volume 17 (3) to be mailed 8/31/17
Volume 17 (4) to be mailed 11/29/17


Online Access

NDEO members with JODE subscriptions can access past and current issues of JODE through Taylor and Francis Online. You will need your Taylor and Francis username and password to login. If you are a current NDEO member and do not have your Taylor and Francis login information, please send an email to 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.

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