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Journal of Dance Education


Announcing the 2017 Top Paper Citation Recipient

Ivy Chow, MFA, BS
"Grace & Scarcity: Gender Disparity in Today's Ballet Companies"
Presented at the 2017 NDEO National Conference. Look for Ivy Chow's paper in an upcoming 2018 JODE issue.

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.

DR Prize
2019 Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2019
Submission Information

Hannah Andersen | 2017 Recipient
for her paper
"Will This Make Me a Better Dancer? The Effects of a Novel Somatics Training Program on the Execution of Dance Skills"

JODE and NDEO are delighted to announce the recipient of the 2017 Doug Risner Prize for Emerging Dance Researchers, Hannah Andersen. Her winning paper is entitled “Will This Make Me a Better Dancer? The Effects of a Novel Somatics Training Program on the Execution of Dance Skills,” and will be published in JODE in 2018. Hannah is a dance artist, educator, and Pilates Instructor, and received her MFA in 2017 from the University of Oregon, where she served as a teaching fellow. Her research and teaching have been recognized by NDEO, International Association for Dance Medicine and Science. In 2017, she received the Outstanding Dance Graduate Student Award at U of Oregon, as well as the NDEO Graduate Student award in 2015. She has performed regionally and nationally, and has recently worked with the North Star Ballet in Alaska as a guest artist. This fall, she will return to Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington to serve on the dance faculty, and will be performing and choreographing once again with Bellingham Repertory Dance.

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. 2019 Submission Information

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.

2018 Projected Mailing Schedule
Volume 18 (1) to be mailed 
Volume 18 (2) to be mailed 6/5/18
Volume 18 (3) to be mailed 9/5/18
Volume 18 (4) to be mailed 12/5/18 

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