The Institute for Dance Studies (IDS) is a research community hosted within the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. Through working groups, events, practice based research and resource sharing we are a platform of support for scholars, students, dance related professionals and people who dance in all ways and aspects of life. It is our mandate to work towards the advancement of the discipline and to encourage re-imaginings of the contours of dance studies within the academy.
We are committed to dialogues and activities surrounding dance that are inclusive of Indigenous / Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, racialized persons / persons of colour, LGBTQ individuals, and women. Our scope of dance is global and inclusive of traditional, theatrical, popular, community, social, somatic, recreational, pedestrian, folk and forms that do not fit into these categories.