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.

2017 Joint CORD+SDHS Conference
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
October 19-22, 2017

The theme of the 2017 Joint CORD+SDHS Conference is Transmissions and Traces: Rendering Dance. Visit the 2017 conference site for more details including the Call for Proposals and how to submit a proposal for the conference. 

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).

Dance Research Journal

Click the image to view more information about the Dance Research Journal.


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