Dance Magazine

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Dance Magazine
Dance Magazine July 1961 cover.png
Maria Tallchief and Erik Bruhn on the front cover of Dance Magazine, July 1961
Editor-in-ChiefJennifer Stahl
First issueJune 1927; 94 years ago (1927-06) (as The American Dancer)
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City, New York, U.S.

Dance Magazine is an American trade publication for dance published by the Macfadden Communications Group. It was first published in June 1927 as The American Dancer.[1] Dance Magazine has multiple sister publications, including Pointe, Dance Spirit, Dance Teacher, Dance 212, and DanceU101. Dance Magazine was owned by Macfadden Communications Group from 2001 to 2016, when it was sold to Frederic M. Seegal, an investment banker with the Peter J. Solomon Company.[2][3][4][5]


The first editor and publisher was Ruth Eleanor Howard. Sometime in the 1930s, Paul R. Milton took over as editor. In 1942 the magazine was purchased by Rudolf Orthwine. Lydia Joel became the editor in 1952. In 1970, William Como replaced her, and he was the editor-in-chief until his death in 1989. Richard Philp was the editor-in-chief from 1989 to 1999. Janice Berman took over from Philip late in 1999. Wendy Perron was editor-in-chief from 2004 to 2013.[2][3][6][7][8][9][10]

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  1. ^ "The American Dancer, Vol. 1, no. 1, June, 1927 | Alexander Street, a ProQuest Company". Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  2. ^ a b "Richard Philp's Dance Magazine Records". Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Description of the collection and its provenance.
  3. ^ a b "Influential Dance Magazine Editor William Como, 63, dies in New York". Deseret News. Associated Press. January 8, 1989. Retrieved April 2, 2011.
  4. ^ Sims, Caitlin (January 1, 1999). "NEWS of the Century - Dance Magazine's history - Brief Article". Dance Magazine. p. 77. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
  5. ^ Stahl, Jennifer (September 19, 2016). "Dance Magazine Announces New Ownership". Dance Magazine. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  6. ^ "Dance Magazine Awards Announces Esteemed Honorees for 2019". October 18, 2019. Press release.
  7. ^ Anderson, Jack (May 26, 1992). "Lydia Joel, Former Chief Editor Of Dance Magazine, Dies at 77". The New York Times.
  8. ^ Barzel, Ann (June 2002). "The First 75 Years". Dance Magazine.
  9. ^ Dunning, Jennifer (September 22, 1999). "Dance Notes". The New York Times.
  10. ^ Van Gelder, Lawrence (February 24, 2004). "Arts Briefing". New York Times. Retrieved April 2, 2011.

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