Welcome to the Dance subject page.
The reference collection contains many works that will provide quick information on Dance and Dance History. The list below is intended only as suggestion for the types of materials that you will find:
Biographical Dictionary of Dance. (Ref 793.3 C660) New York: Schirmer, 1982.
International Dictionary of Modern Dance. (Ref 792.8 B431) New York: St. James, 1998.
The Garland encyclopedia of world music. (Ref 780.9 N387) 10 vols. Publisher New York : Garland Pub., 1997- .
Dancers and Choreographers: A Selected Bibliography. (Ref 793.3016 G335). Wakefield, Rhode Island: Asphodel Press, 1995.
International Encyclopedia of Dance. [electronic resource] / New York : Oxford University Press, c2005
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Search Albert, the SMC Library's online catalog, for books, videos, DVDs, sound recordings, and online databases available at SMC. To search for a specific book, search by author or by title. To search for books in general about this subject try several the following SUBJECT searches:
- Modern Dance
- Dance – History
- Choreographers -- United States
- Dancers -- United States -- Biography.
- Dance Criticism
- Halprin Anna (e.g.)
Or try different keyword combinations, e.g. K> keywords:
- Brazil and (music or dance)
- China and dance
Videos in Dance
To locate films in our collection, search by title or keyword, then limit your search to films/video:
K> keywords: dance or ballet