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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 | Reference

Videos: Streaming Videos | Hardcopy Videos

Top Dance Databases

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.

Hot Feet and Social Change

Dance experts telling stories lived and learned by people in the field. Explodes myths about African dance and demonstrates its power to awaken identity, self-worth, and community respect.

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