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Dance

A guide to resources on dance and dance history in the library and online databases

Why Books?

In-depth and introductory material may be found in online and print books on a variety of topics. Books take much longer to write (and read) and are designed for long-form explanations of fields and larger issues. Use Library Search or the box below to find print and electronic books in Rowan's collection.

Books are organized in our libraries using the Library of Congress Classification System. The classification system uses call numbers to place items on a physical shelf, and items are also given multiple subject headings, a controlled language that describes the contents of items. Subject headings are used for searching in catalogs and databases, while call numbers are useful for finding materials and browsing physical shelves.

Library Search

New and Notable Books on Dance

Subject Headings in Dance

Subject headings are descriptions of the content of library materials using precise language. You can click on them in a relevant catalog record or search for them in advanced searches

Following is a list of Subject Headings useful for finding materials on dance and related topics in Library SearchEZBorrow, and Worldcat:

  • Ballerinas
  • Ballet
  • Ballet History
  • Ballet -- Aesthetics
  • Ballet -- Costume
  • Ballet dance music
  • Ballet dancers
  • Ballet dancing -- Accidents and injuries
  • Ballets -- Excerpts -- Piano Scores
  • Bible and dance
  • Choreographers -- Germany -- Biography
  • Choreography -- Philosophy
  • Dance
  • Dance -- Aesthetics
  • Dance -- Anthropological aspects
  • Dance -- Biography
  • Dance companies
  • Dance criticism
  • Dance -- Early works to 1800
  • Dance -- History
  • Dance in literature
  • Dance music
  • Dance notation
  • Dance -- Philosophy
  • Dance -- Political aspects
  • Dance -- Production and direction
  • Dance -- Religious aspects
  • Dance -- Sex differences
  • Dance -- Social aspects
  • Dance -- Sociological aspects
  • Dance -- Spain -- History [Dance--Country--History--"X" Century]
  • Dance -- Study and teaching
  • Dancers
  • Dancers -- Germany -- Biography [Dancers -- Country -- Biography]
  • Dancing injuries
  • Gender identity in dance
  • Homosexuality and dance
  • Homosexuality in dance
  • Labanotation
  • Modern dance -- Aesthetics
  • Modern dance -- Political aspects -- Germany -- History
  • Modern dance -- Social aspects -- Germany -- History
  • Modern dance -- United States -- History
  • Movement, Aesthetics of
  • Movement analysis
  • Movement notation
  • Movement, Psychology of
  • Movement, Psychology of -- Cross-cultural studies
  • Religious dance
  • Sex in dance

Library Search

Browse the Stacks

Campbell Library uses the Library of Congress classification system to organize its books, useing call numbers to place items on a physical shelf.

 

You can find books on dance under these call numbers in the Performing Arts Collection on the second floor of Campbell Library:

GV 1585 -- Dance dictionaries, encyclopedias 

GV 1588 -- Philosophy (and theory) of dance

GV 1589 -- Study and teaching of dance

GV 1590 - GV 1594 -- General works on dance

GV 1595 -- Special aspects on dance as a whole

GV 1597 -- Dancing as a profession

GV 1600 -- Dance criticism, appreciation

GV 1645 - GV 1728 -- Dance history (and historical dance)

GV 1743 -- National dances. Folk dances and dancing (General)

GV 1746 - GV 1771 -- Social dancing. Ballroom dancing

GV 1781 - GV 1795 -- Theatrical dancing (Biography: GV 1785)

GV 1796 - GV 1799 -- Special dances.

M 1450 -- Dance music

M 1520 -- Ballet music

M 1627 - M 1853 -- Folk, national, and ethnic music

MT 950 -- Music to accompany instruction in ballet, folk dancing, gymnastics, etc

 

You can find books on related topics on the fourth floor in the general collection of Campbell Library:

ML 3400 - ML 3465 -- History of dance music

N 8217 D -- Dance in art; Dancers in art; Art and dance

NX 456.5 P38 -- Performance art

PN 2085 - PN 2091 -- Stagecraft, lighting, scenery design

QP 310 D35 -- Dance - physiological aspects

RC 489 D3 -- Kinesiology (applied to dance)

RC 1220 D35 -- Dance medicine, injuries, nutrition

RD 97 -- Sports injuries

TT 507 -- Costume and fashion design

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