DMIG group photo

Mission statement

The SMT Dance and Movement Interest Group supports scholarship in the intersection of music and dance or movement by providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and the presentation of research. The group aims to raise the profile of dance- and movement-related studies within the discipline of music theory and to promote music-analytic approaches in the interdisciplinary arena.


The Dance and Movement Interest Group (DMIG) meets at annual meetings and pursues joint activities with its counterparts in other societies. We have a close relationship with the Music and Dance Study Group (MDSG) of the American Musicological Society. In our first two meetings, the DMIG hosted paper sessions and collaborated with the MDSG on a syllabus development workshop and a salsa lesson and dance session. All are welcome and encouraged to attend any of our events.

Online presence and discussion

For further news on the group’s activities, calls for papers, shared resources, other announcements, or to get involved, join our Humanities Commons site

We also have an email list for infrequent announcements. Sign up for our list here.

How to join

There are no requirements for membership; simply attend our meetings at annual SMT meetings to participate. Optionally, you may join the Humanities Commons group above to establish and/or maintain contact with members throughout the year.

Leadership and Contact Info
Role Name Email
Co-chair Matthew Bell
Co-Chair Amy Tai