Web Sites for Dance

The following are links to selected Internet resources for Dance, chosen by librarians as quality sources of information. For additional resources, try one or more Search Engines.

Remember to evaluate critically all Internet resources before using them in your research!

American Ballet Theatre
Consult the "Library" section for repertory archives offering information on choreographers, composers, and individual ballets (including premieres and plot synopses).

American Ballet Theatre's Online Dictionary
Includes definitions for 170 ballet terms, taken from the Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet. Requires the QuickTime plug-in to view the demonstrations.

American Memory: Collections (Library of Congress)
Click on "Performing Arts" to search the Library of Congress's collections including "An American Ballroom Companion" which offers the full text of over 200 social dance manuals as well as "a significant number of antidance manuals, histories, treatises on etiquette," QuickTime films of dances, and much more.

Artslynx International Dance Resources
"Dance Links, Ballet Links, and other resources organized into accessible link libraries."

Dance Online: New Dance from Around the World
"Dance Online offers award-winning content on contemporary dance and includes dance criticism, dance news, opinion pieces, feature articles, interviews, dance performances in Real Video, photo exhibits, multimedia works, links and discussion areas."

The IHDP Dance Page (from The Institute of Historical Dance)
Provides links to historical dance sites with primary source material, including images and texts from the Library of Congress American Memory Collection and much more. Topics include Renaissance Dance, Baroque Dance, and more.

Society of Dance History Scholars
This site provides information on the Society including their publications and conferences. A great feature is their excellent Online Resources section that points you to other useful sites including dance organizations, dance publications, libraries and research institutes, and more.

Voice of Dance
Offers current event information, news, and reviews as well as opportunities to communicate with other dancers and links to other useful dance resources.

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