Dance Major Journal
By dance majors, for dance majors

Dance Major Journal (DMJ) was founded in 2010 in the Department of Dance in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine. It features writing focused on the interests, issues, experiences, and concerns of dance majors, aimed at sharing information, research, advice, and points of view.

DMJ welcomes conversational writing style, personal essays, new formats, humor, stories, and “answers for dance majors” (ways to explain to the outside world the value and facts of a dance education), as well as academically sound essays using clear language and lively prose.


Dance Major Journal features writing by university dance majors for dance majors—and for the people who seek to understand them. How do dance majors see the world? How have they experienced dance and its effects? What are the issues that matter to them? Writers also include students studying for graduate degrees in Dance, and occasional contributions from dance world professionals.

      - Professor Jennifer Fisher, Editor