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Choreography: Choreographers | Crafting Choreography

Conditioning & Wellness: Articles | Books

Pedagogy: General Resources | Studio Teaching | Academic Teaching

Research: Books | Articles | Reference

Videos: Streaming Videos | Hardcopy Videos

Selected Dance Books in the Library

Dance and Light

Demystifies lighting for the dancer and helps designers understand how the dancer thinks about their art form.

The Ballerina Mindset

Megan Fairchild, New York City Ballet principal ballerina and Broadway star, shares how she learned to overcome physical and mental challenges, and how we can do the same.

Fifty Contemporary Choreographers, 3rd ed.

A guide to the lives and work of prominent living contemporary choreographers from a wide range of genres and styles.

Audition Success

Will help performers understand what prevents them from nailing an audition and give them the tools to reach their goals.

Foundations of Classical Ballet

The most widely-read Russian ballet manual in the world. Includes contextual analysis; illustrations of movements, forms and positions; and more.

The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet

Looks at the many ways ballet functions as a global practice in the 21st century, providing new perspectives on ballet's past, present, and future.

Pilates and Conditioning for Dancers

Relates individual exercises to dance techniques and provides movement solutions for dancers of all styles and at all stages of their career.

Undergraduate Research in Dance

Tools for scaffolding research skills, along with examples of undergraduate research in all areas of dance scholarship.

Making Video Dance: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dance for the Screen

Follows the entire process of video dance production: from having an idea, through to choreographing for the screen, filming and editing, and distribution.

Ethical Dilemmas in Dance Education

Explores dilemmas faced by dance educators in the studio, on stage, on social media, and elsewhere. Accompanied by activities for humanizing dance pedagogy.

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