Stance on Dance IN PRINT!

In addition to our online content, Stance on Dance publishes a twice-a-year print publication featuring several dance writers in each issue and covering dance from the perspective of underrepresented voices and access points.

Our Spring/Summer 2023 issue features movement artist breana’s poignant poem about their history in ballet and subsequent trauma; Liz Duran Boubion’s meditation on how her residency in the desert has influenced her thoughts on death; Julia Cost’s sumptuous paintings of people in motion; Micaela Gardner’s reflections on making Resuenen, an interpretive dance film that explores the US-Mexico border; Mary Elizabeth Lenahan’s story of former dancer Adelaide and her son, Preston, who is on the autism spectrum and dances with Dance Express; Shannon Leypoldt’s intriguing look at the link between artistic practice and the menstrual cycle; Kevin O’Connor’s ode to his “dancestor” Billy and his suggestions for scores to improvise with one’s ancestors; and longtime dance teacher Diana Turner-Forte’s account of her experience facilitating a group of students with intellectual disabilities. This issue also includes Emmaly Wiederholt’s interviews with Maggie Bridger, a choreographer and PhD candidate who explores the relationship between pain, dance, and disability; and Wonyoung Kim, a choreographer, dancer, and lawyer who views choreography as metaphorically similar to law.

A paiting of a hula dancer in a gray dress with two leis and a flower in her hair. The dancer leans to one side and gently extends her arms.

Cover by Julia Cost
“Betty Ann’s Hula” (2014)
Oil on canvas, 16” x 12”

If you donate $25 or more to support dance journalism, you will recieve our current Spring/Summer 2023 issue and our Fall/Winter 2023 issue later this year. Stance on Dance is a 501c3 and your donation is tax-deductable.

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Stance on Dance sends free copies of our twice-a-year print publication to college dance programs and other dance learning spaces. To date, we have partnered with dance faculty at Antioch University New England, A:shiwi College, Austin Community College, Bennington College, California State University East Bay, California State University Long Beach, Colorado State University, Cuyahoga Community College, Florida International University, Kent State University, Old Dominion University, Ohio State University, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Texas Christian University, University of Akron, University of California Irvine, University of Florida, University of Illinois Chicago, University of Nevada, Reno, University of New Mexico, University of Richmond, University of San Francisco, University of Silicon Andhra, and University of Washington. If you work in a dance department or other dance learning spaces and would like to learn more about this program, email