I’ve had several dancers ask me for article references that deal with the discourse of music and dance interrelationship. Here are some that I compiled while in school; I’m sure there are more now! If you have any good ones, please email me, and I’ll add them to the list.
Music and Dance Interrelationship Articles in Ethnomusicology
Gerstin, Julian. “Interaction and Improvisation Between Dancers and Drummers in Martinican Bèlè,” Black Music Research Journal 18 (1/2), 1998: 121-165.
Hanna, Judith. 1982, “Is Dance Music? Resemblances and Relationships,” World of Music 24(1):57‑71
Kealiinohomoku, Joann. 1995. “Conviction of Gertrude Prokosch Kurath about the interconnections of dance and music.” UCLA Journal of Dance Ethnology 19:1-5.
Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch. 1957. “Dance-music interdependence.” Ethnomusicology 1(10):8-11.
Willis, Cheryl. 1996. “Tap Dance: Manifestation of the African Aesthetic” in African Dance: An Artistic, Historical and Philosopical Inquiry ed. Kariamu Welsh-Asante p. 145-159. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press.
VanZile, Judy A. 1988. “Examining Movement in the Context of the Music Event: A Working Model,” Yearbook of Traditional Music. Vol. 20, pp. 125-133.