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Journal of Dance Education

JODE Call for In-Practice Articles - All Topics
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2019
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JODE Call for Papers – Special 2020 Issue: Race in Dance Education
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2019
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Announcing the 2018 Top Paper Citation Recipient
Caroline Sutton Clark
"Meeting the Educational Needs of Ballet Artists Today: Choreographers and Performers"
In this paper, Dr. Clark presented original case studies of Austin, TX based ballet artists. Look for an expanded version of the presentation in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet, edited by Kathrina Farrugia-Kreil and Jul Nunes Jensen.

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
2020 Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2020
Submission Information

Dr. Lisa Gibbs | 2018 Recipient
for her paper
"Dance Education Certification in Alabama: Issues Related to Undergraduate Degree Programming"

JODE and NDEO are delighted to announce the recipient of the 2018 Doug Risner Prize for Emerging Dance Researchers, Dr. Lisa Gibbs. Her winning paper is entitled “Dance Education Certification in Alabama: Issues Related to Undergraduate Degree Programming." Dr. Gibbs has a diverse background in ballet and modern dance, higher education, and arts administration. She performed one year with the Alabama Ballet under the direction of Wes Chapman of ABT and ten years with Southern Danceworks, a modern dance company directed by Teri Weksler of the Mark Morris Dance Group. From 2002 to 2013, she was on faculty at Samford University as the Coordinator of Dance and on staff as Administrative Assistant for the Department of Theatre and Dance. Dr. Gibbs is a member of the National Dance Education Organization, CORPS de Ballet International, and is an American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum certified instructor for Primary through Level 5. She also serves as Chair of the Fine Arts Committee of the Norton Board of Advisors for Birmingham-Southern College, her undergraduate alma mater. Dr. Gibbs works part time as the Administrative Assistant for the Alabama Dance Council, a service organization for dance across the state. She is adjunct instructor of dance at Shelton State Community College and teaches ballet at The Pointe Dance Arts in Hoover. Dr. Gibbs attained an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration at the University of Alabama, graduating in May 2018. Her focus throughout her studies was on dance in higher education and how dance in education relates to public education policy. She hopes to be a part of the creation of an undergraduate degree program in dance education in Alabama and hopes to influence an increase in the number of public schools offering dance in the state.

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. 2020 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.

2019 Projected Mailing Schedule
Volume 19 (1) to be mailed 3/5/19
Volume 19 (2) to be mailed 6/5/19
Volume 19 (3) to be mailed 9/5/19
Volume 19 (4) to be mailed 12/5/19 

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.

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