The de la Torre Bueno® First Book Award

Awarded annually to the best first book in dance studies published in the English language in the previous calendar year.

The de la Torre Bueno First Book Prize® is awarded annually to the best first book in dance studies published in the English language in the previous calendar year. Named after José  Rollin de la Torre Bueno, the first university press editor to develop a list of titles in dance studies, the de la Torre Bueno Prize has recognized scholarly excellence in the field since 1973. It carries a cash prize of $1000.

All members of DSA are eligible for this prize, although membership is not a prerequisite. Books translated into the English language are acceptable, so long as they have been published during the Prize year. Books consisting in their entirety of previously published essays, reviews, or articles are not eligible. The award is for works published in the previous calendar year (2020). NOTE: Titles that have already won a DSA award are not eligible for another award for the same publication.


Nomination Instructions (2022 cycle has closed, please check back in January 2023)


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