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Dance *: Digital Dance Resources & Other Useful Websites

This guide is intended to help any faculty, graduate, or undergraduate student find resources in the area of dance.

Digital Dance Resources & Other Useful Websites

America's Irreplacable Dance Teasures: The First 113 (Dance Heritage Coalition)
"The list of America's Irreplaceable Dance Treasures: the First 100 is intended to heighten public interest in the magnificence and richness of America's dance heritage and the imperative to document and preserve it for future generations. An irreplaceable dance treasure has: 1)
Made a significant impact on dance as an art form 2) Demonstrated artistic excellence 3) Enriched the nation's cultural heritage 4) Demonstrated the potential to enhance the lives of future generations 5) Shown itself worthy of national and international recognition."

An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Mnauals - Circa 1490-1920
...."presents a collection of over two hundred social dance manuals at the Library of Congress. The list begins with a rare late fifteenth-century source, Les basses danses de Marguerite d'Autriche (c.1490) and ends with Ella Gardner's 1929 Public Dance Halls, their regulation and place in the recreation of adolescents. Along with dance instruction manuals, this online presentation also includes a significant number of antidance manuals, histories, treatises on etiquette, and items from other conceptual categories. Many of the manuals also provide historical information on theatrical dance. All illuminate the manner in which people have joyfully expressed themselves as they dance for and with one another."

American Ballet Theatre's Onine Ballet Dictionary
"...a unique interactive resource designed to bring dance to the Web and make it accessible to everyone. Dover Publications has graciously allowed the use of 170 terms from the Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet, which are then demonstrated by ABT Company dancers.""3000 links to ballet and dance companies all over the world..."

Dance in Photographs and Prints
"Scores of dance photographs feature specific dancers, and range from publicity stills to professional photographers' vintage prints."

Jerome Robbins Dance Division (New York Public Library)
" the largest and most comprehensive archive in the world devoted to the documentation of dance. Chronicling the art of dance in all its manifestations - ballet, ethnic, modern, social, and folk - the division is much more than a library in the usual sense of the word. It is part museum, part film production center, and part consulting service to the professional dance community. It preserves the history of dance by gathering diverse written, visual, and aural resources, and it works to ensure the art form's continuity through an active documentation program."