Read the new issue of Dance Research, Volume 36, Issue 2, November, 2018

Ivor Guest and Ann Hutchinson Guest (2)The EDC is proud to welcome this issue of  Dance Research, opening as it does with a tribute to Ivor Guest by Mary Clarke and Clement Crisp. Ivor was for some years one of the Circle’s patrons, along with his wife Ann Hutchinson Guest. We have been lucky to receive their continued support.

The same issue contains a piece by Theresa J Buckland, who has very recently agreed to become one of the Early Dance Circle’s Presidents. Her piece on the waltz, “How the Waltz was Won: Transmutations and the Acquisition of Style in Early English Modern Ballroom Dancing”, follows on from her earlier work on the transmutation of thTheresa Bucklande Victorian waltz into the modern English waltz of the early 1920s. Part Two investigates the role of club and national competitions and exhibition dancers in changing and stabilising a waltz form and style that integrated preferred aspects of both old and new techniques, as advocated by leading waltz advocate and judge, Philip Richardson.

Dance Research, the journal of the Society for Dance Research, is essential reading for those involved in the study and practice of dance. It provides an international forum for the presentation and discussion of contemporary dance research and contains a section of comprehensive book and journal reviews for scholars and dancers. Its journal articles are available free to download or read at