Published by

World Dance Alliance (

ISSN 2309-267X

The Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship (JEDS) is designed to serve the needs of international dance scholars who are currently enrolled in a graduate program or within 5 years of having graduated from a graduate program in dance or a related field. Articles featured in JEDS are selected through a double-blind review process by international reviewers with strong publishing records and established expertise in diverse fields of dance. Articles are selected based on their originality of research and the contributions each makes to the future of dance praxis (theory and practice). JEDS was originally published in September 2013 after being approved at the World Dance Alliance Global Summit in Taipei, Taiwan under the guidance of the WDA Research and Documentation Networks and the support of the WDA Global Executive Board.















JEDS is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

The World Dance Alliance copyrights each issue of the journal as a collective work; individual authors retain rights to their individual works. The only requirement for submission to JEDS is proof of the author’s current membership in the chosen region of the World Dance Alliance. For membership information, please go to


Founding editors


Linda Caldwell, Ph.D.,

Professor and Coordinator of Doctoral Studies in Dance, Texas Woman’s University, United States, (World Dance Alliance-Americas – )

Professor and Coordinator

Urmimala Sarkar, Ph.D.

Professor, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (World Dance Alliance-Asia Pacific –