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About This Guide

dancerWelcome to our guide to dance resources! It focuses on modern dance and ballet, but many resources are applicable to other dance styles as well.

Navigate the guide via the tabs at the top of the page, or use the links in the Contents list here:


Performance: Auditions | Choreography | Conditioning & Wellness

Pedagogy: General Resources | Studio Teaching | Academic Teaching

Research: General Resources | Articles | Reference

Videos: Streaming Videos | Hardcopy Videos

New Dance Books in the Allen Library

Attention and Focus in Dance

Helps dancers hone the skills of attention, focus, and self-cueing to replenish energy and enhance their physical and artistic performance.

Careers in Dance

A master guide for dancers to navigate opportunities and career choices that best align with their interests and strengths.

Corporeal Politics

Investigates the development of dance as a complex cultural practice across time, focusing on East Asia dance and politics and the role of dance as transcultural interaction.

Dance and Light

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

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.

Jumping the Color Line

Looks at intersections of race, gender, and class to examine how the racialized and gendered body in film performs, challenges, and negotiates identities and stereotypes.

Undergraduate Research in Dance

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

Top Dance Databases

Looking for something else? Explore this guide for more, or use our Database Locator to browse all library databases.

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