Journal of Dance Medicine & Science


The Journal of Dance Medicine & Science (JDMS) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that has an international editorial board and is the official publication of IADMS. The journal is indexed in MEDLINE. It is published by J. Michael Ryan Publishing, Inc.

JDMS is an electronic-only publication. Access to JDMS is an IADMS membership benefit.

JDMS Fast Track! Members and subscribers now have early access online to complete articles that are fully proofed and ready for publication but will be part of a formal issue in coming volumes.

The mission of the JDMS is to advance dance medicine and science knowledge to promote health for dancers, and dance for health.

The journal’s scope is multi-disciplinary, drawing from all fields related to dance medicine and science. These fields include, but are not limited to: anatomy, exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, biomechanics, epidemiology, kinesiology, rehabilitation, athletic training, physical therapy, general medicine, sports medicine and surgery, neuroscience, motor control, dance for health, dance education, psychology, and nutrition.


The JDMS accepts the following types of submissions: Original Research Articles, Case Studies, Case Series, Cohort Studies, Methodology, Letters to the Editor, Systematic Reviews, and Meta-analyses. All other submission types should be sent to Editor-in-Chief for approval. All submissions must be original contributions, not previously published (except as a conference abstract or proceedings), must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, and, if accepted, must not be published elsewhere in similar form, in any language, without the consent of J Michael Ryan (JMR) Publishing Inc. Although the editors and referees make every effort to ensure the validity of published manuscripts, the final responsibility rests with the authors, not with the journal, its editors, or the publisher. 

Submit all manuscripts via email in a word document format to

JDMS Editorial Staff


Ruth Solomon and John Solomon

Associate Editors

Shaw Bronner, Ph.D., P.T., O.C.S.

Peter G. Gerbino, M.D.

Research Consultant

Carolyn Hushman, Ph.D.

Assistant Editor, Book Reviews

Gigi Berardi, Ph.D.

Editorial Board

Jarmo J. Ahonen, P.T.

Jatin P. Ambegaonkar, Ph.D., A.T.C., O.T., C.S.C.S.

Phillip Bauman, M.D.

Derrick D. Brown, M.Sc.(Dist.)

Steven Chatfield, Ph.D.

Kathryn Daniels, M.A.

Freddie H. Fu, M.D., D.Sc.(Hon.), D.Ps.(Hon.)

James G. Garrick, M.D.

Marshall Hagins, Ph.D., P.T.

Yiannis Koutedakis, Ph.D.

Peter Lavine, M.D.

Marijeanne Liederbach, Ph.D., P.T., A.T.,C., C.S.C.S.

Anthony Luke, M.P.H., M.D.

James MacDonald, M.D., M.P.H.

Lynda Mainwaring, M.H.K., Ph.D., C.Psych.

Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.

Marika Molnar, P.T.

Luana Poggini, Ph.D., M.D.

Boni Rietveld, M.D., B.A.(mus)

Donald J. Rose, M.D.

Jeffrey A. Russell, Ph.D., A.T.C.

Itzhak Siev-Ner, M.D.

Heather Southwick, M.S.P.T.

David S. Weiss, M.D.

Thomas M. Welsh, Ph.D.

Virginia Wilmerding, Ph.D.

Margaret Wilson, Ph.D., M.S.

Matthew A. Wyon, M.Sc., Ph.D.



This publication is suitable for healthcare professionals and for dance science and medicine researchers and academics. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.