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Music, Theatre, and Dance

SPORTdiscus Database for Dance


In addition to the databases listed on the main Music, Theatre, & Dance page, try this journal for great information on dance.

Periodicals for Singers


Dance Magazine

On top of the dance world for over 80 years, Dance Magazine is the must-read magazine for professional and aspiring dancers. From Broadway to ballet and tap to hip hop, no other magazine keeps you in touch with what is going on in all disciplines of dance.


(Journal of Physical Education Recreation and Dance)

Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD) is SHAPE America's largest, most frequently published, and most wide-ranging periodical. It is SHAPE America's cornerstone journal, providing information on a variety of health, physical education, recreation and dance issues. If you haven't seen JOPERD lately, take a minute to browse through it. SHAPE America's premier journal has undergone some recent changes. JOPERD now has a redesigned, modernized layout and features numerous color photographs.

Dance Research Journal

CORD publishes the Dance Research Journal (DRJ) three times per year. DRJ is a peer-reviewed premiere publication for dance scholarship of international reach and includes articles, book reviews, and lists books received.  Published articles address dance history, theory, pedagogy, politics, science, ethnography, and intersections with cultural, gender, critical race, and diasporic studies among others. DRJ is committed to cross-disciplinary research with a dance perspective. 


Dance Research

Dance Research, the Journal of the Society for Dance Research, is essential reading for those involved in the study and practice of dance. It provides an international forum for the presentation and discussion of contemporary dance research and contains a section of comprehensive book and journal reviews.

Dance Chronicle

To serious students and lovers of dance, Dance Chronicle is indispensable for keeping up with this rapidly changing field. It covers a wide variety of topics, including dance and music, theater, film, literature, painting, and aesthetics. Offering the best from both established dance historians and the new generation of dance scholars, Dance Chronicle is an ideal source for those who love dance, both past and present.

Dance Spirit

Dance Spirit is the one magazine dedicated to inspiring the next generation of dancers. Each issue is packed with expert advice on dance techniques and performing, health and nutrition tips and the latest styles to keep you looking your best from studio to stage to school.

Folk Music Journal

The Journal features papers devoted to folk music, folk dance, and folk song, which in practice are interpreted in their broadest sense. Contributions come from a variety of subjects and disciplines ranging from ethnomusicology, dance ethnology, and social anthropology, through folkloristics, social and oral history, the history of street literature and ballad studies, to the study of contemporary performance. Various approaches are adopted, including theoretical, empirical and fieldwork-based studies, which may be local, regional, national or international in scope

Pointe: Ballet at Its Best

The stated purpose for Pointe, published six times a year, is to empower ballet dancers to achieve career goals, technical prowess, and artistic self-confidence.  The focus is on individual dancers as opposed to companies,, with articles that discuss the business of ballet.  (Magazines for Libraries)