Resources for Dance

The following guide is not an exhaustive list of the resources in the library for dance, but is meant to highlight some important titles and ways to navigate our catalog, our library, and beyond to make the best use of our resources and your time!

Dance In Video from Alexander Street Press

Dance in Video contains 500 hours of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.

Browsing the Library

GV1580 to GV1799

Performing Arts
PN1560 to PN3307

Browsing the Catalog

Do a subject search using the following terms to locate materials on dance:

Improvisation in Dance
Jazz Dance
Modern Dance
Music and Dance

Reference Resources in Dance

The International Encyclopedia of Dance. 6 vols.
REF GV1585.I186 1998

The International Dictionary of Modern Dance

REF GV1585.B46 1998

Biographical Dictionary of Dance
REF GV1785.A1 C58 1982

Oxford Dictionary of Dance
REF1585.C78 2004

Periodicals of Interest

To locate full text articles on dance, please use JSTOR.

Dance Magazine
Dance Now
Dance Research Dance Theatre Journal
Medical Problems in the Performing Arts
New Dance Review

Selected Dance Videos and DVDs in The Colburn Library

American Ballet Theatre at the Met

DanceTheatre of Harlem. Fall River Legend.

The Firebird & Les Noces

Great Pas de Deux

The Hard Nut

Isadora Duncan : Movement from the Soul

The JVC/Smithsonian Folkways Video Anthology of Music and Dance.

Kirov Celebrates Nijinsky

Martha Graham in Performance

Merce Cunningham : a Lifetime of Dance

La Sylphide

Tapping with the Masters Series

DVD 370-386


Dance in Video From Alexander Street Press
Includes ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. This release includes 233 videos, equalling 175 hours.

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
World's most extensive combination of circulating, reference, and rare archival collections in its field.

New York Public Library Jerome Robbins Dance Division
The largest and most comprehensive archive in the world devoted to the documentation of dance.

New York Public Library Digital Gallery
Dance in photographs and prints. Scores of dance photographs feature specific dancers, and range from publicity stills to professional photographers' vintage prints.

International Association for Dance Medicine and Science
Dedicated to improving dancers' health by cultivating educational, medical, and scienfitic excellence.

International Tap Association
The only world wide service organization for tap dance.

Music and Dance Bibliographies and Reference (Brigham Young University)

Los Angeles Ballet

Dance at the Music Center


George Ballanchine Foundation

Society of Dance History Scholars
Advances the field of dance studies through research, publication, performance, and outreach to audiences across the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Allen Guide to Summer Camps
Commercial guide to summer dance programs.

Listings of summer dance programs and camps.

Artslynx International Dance Resources Online

CyberDance - Ballet on the Net

Dance Links Directory

Sapphire Swan Dance Directory

Save-as-Dance (Dance USA)


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