The main purpose of this study was to analyze the current articles in the field of dance education that have been issued by eleven kinds of dance and physical education-related journals, including Journal of Physical education during the last thirty years from 1972 to 2001. The results are as follows; First, the total number of the published articles are 137. Of these the number of articles published by Journal of Korea Society Dance and Journal of Research of Dance Education comprised 35(25.55%) each. Journal of Physical Education comprised 31(22.63%). Second, in research methodology 85.40% of articles published were utilized by descriptive research method and 12.41% of the articles applied experimental research method. Each of historical research and qualitative method were 1.46% and 0.73%. Third, in relation to research topic 46.72% of the articles dealt with subjects unrelated to education, 31.39% of the articles dealt with the area of teaching-learning , and the area of curriculum and teacher`s education.