Research Guide: Dance


More books about dance can be found in section GV.

  • Dance Words
  • REF GV 1585. P 74 1995
  • International Dictionary of Modern Dance
  • REF GV 1585. B 46 1998
  • International Dictionary of Ballet
  • REF GV 1585. I 57 1993
  • International Encyclopedia of Dance
  • REF GV 1585. I 586 2004
  • Modern Dance Terminology
  • REF GV 1585. L 65 1997
  • Oxford Dictionary of Dance
  • REF CV 1585. C 73 2000
  • Social Dancing in America: A History and Reference
  • REF GV 1623. G 56 2007
  • Tapworks: A Tap Dictionary and Reference Manual
  • REF GV 1794. F 555 2002

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier is an excellent place to start any research project. It is a general database that covers thousands of journals from the mid-1970s to the present. It includes popular and scholarly articles.

Dance in Video

This database offers access to hundreds of videos of dance performances, ethnic dance, dance technique, and much more.

Performing Arts Database

This database can be used to find thousands of articles on theater, dance, and the performing arts.


JSTOR is an online archive of older journals and magazines and can be used to find theater criticism and other articles about the performing arts.

National Dance Education Organization

The NDEO database is a growing compilation of research and research articles in dance.


SportDiscus is a unique database that covers sport and sports medicine in addition to topics in dance. This is an excellent source for information about kinetics, injuries, and dance anatomy.

Web Resources

Included here are feature articles, reviews, several interviews, a small photo gallery, and selections from the best of their forum discussions. Forums, on many dance styles, have more than 75,000 postings.

Cyberdance: Ballet on the Net

A collection of more than 3,500 links to classical ballet and modern dance resources on the Internet can be found here. Visit this site to view long lists of links on events, auditions, competitions, research, FAQs, technology, newsgroups, chat sites, articles, reviews, magazines, summer programs, colleges, and schools.

Dance Centre Web Resources

A well-designed and easy-to-use comprehensive site with lists of ballet and contemporary dance companies, choreographic centers, dance presenters and performance listings, organizations, funding resources, schools, bulletin boards, mailing lists, newsgroups, magazines and other information resources. This site was developed by The Dance Centre, a not-for-profit society serving individual members and professional dance companies since 1986 in Vancouver, Canada.

Dance Heritage Coalition

The DHC is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance. Its mission is to preserve, make accessible, enhance and augment the materials that document the artistic accomplishments in dance of the past, present, and future.

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