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Dance Studies Association Conference 2018


Although priority will be given to proposals that relate to the conference theme, we welcome proposals that address the full spectrum of dance studies and practice. We highly encourage fully formed panel and performance submissions.

Deadline for Submissions: December 11, 2017

Abstracts consist of 250 words plus 3 keywords; panels include additional 150-word rationale.

Before submitting your proposal, please read these guidelines for presentation proposals. It contains details on the lengths of presentations, number of presenters for proposal types, rooms for different presentation, and requesting technology requirements.  When you submit your proposal, be prepared to include names, organizational affiliations, emails and bios of all presenters. Bios are limited to 50 words.

Students interested in applying for the Selma Jeanne Cohen Award should follow the regular guidelines for conference submission and check the appropriate box under 'Individual Paper' on the submission form (even if you are not submitting individually).

To apply for the Graduate Student Travel Awards, send a one-page application letter to and use the subject line Graduate Student Travel Awards.

Topic Areas
To help match submissions to reviewers and sessions, please select the area(s) most applicable to your submission
Presentation Type
Please fill out only the presentation information fields for the type of presentation you select.
General Information
3 total
Author 1
Maximum 50 words.
If different from presentation keywords above.
If different than presentation title.
Maximum 250 words. For additional presenters, only fill out if different from abstract of lead presenter.
Contact Author
Author who will serve as the point of contact for correspondence about the submission.
Alternate contact information, such as personal email address or telephone number; used only if unable to contact using above email address.
Individual Paper
20 minute presentation
Maximum 250 words.
Maximum 3 keywords.
90 minute session - 3 20-minute papers
Maximum 150 words
Maximum 250 words.
Maximum 3 keywords.
45 minute or 90 minute presentation
Note: Unless otherwise specified, Lecture-Demonstrations will be scheduled in a studio space.
Maximum 250 words.
Maximum 3 keywords.
Workshops are a 90 minute session.
Maximum 250 words.
Maximum 3 keywords.
Unless otherwise specified, workshops will be scheduled in a studio space
Alternate Format
Alternate formats include collaborative presentations and other formats that enable active participation of conference participants. They may run either 45 or 90 minutes.
Maximum 250 words.
Maximum 3 keywords.
Please specify studio or non-studio space.
Please enter a password you will remember. The submission ID, which you will receive via email upon submission of this form, along with this password will allow you to make future changes to this submission.
Please check over your entries, making sure everything is filled out. When ready, click on the Make Submission button below once.


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