Welcome to the Congress on Research in Dance website!

The Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for dance professionals from a broad range of specialties to exchange ideas, resources, and methodologies through publication, international and regional conferences, and workshops. We encourage research in all aspects of dance and related fields and promote the accessibility of research materials.

Our Mission

CORD promotes a globally inclusive respectful dialogue around embodied and discursive approaches to dance research.  Building on the rich legacy of dance scholarship, CORD advances innovative and creative understandings of dance.  Through mentorship, advocacy, and outreach, CORD fosters an international community of current and future dance leaders.


This year, the Congress on Research in Dance celebrates
its 50th anniversary! Please join us in the celebration.

Donate to the CORD@50 campaign to support conference attendance for graduate students and scholars without institutional support.

Read about or participate in the CORD history project (more information coming soon).

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