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Dance Magazine is a long-running glossy magazine published 12 times per year that offers color features on current companies and performers, dance news, reviews of performances, dance books, films and TV, and more.
--> Access it online via the database Academic Search Complete to see full text + pictures in PDFs of each individual article from 1998 to the current issue
There are also copies of older issues published 1948 - 1968 held in the periodicals department at the Young Library
The Dance Research Journal, published twice yearly, is the official journal of the Dance Studies Association, which formed in 2017 as the merged entity of the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD, founded 1969) and the Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS, founded 1978). The Dance Research Journal carries scholarly articles, book reviews, a list of books and journals received, and reports of scholarly conferences, archives, and other projects of interest to the field.
--> Access it online via the database Project Muse for the full text of all articles published 2008 to the current issue;
--> Access older issues published from the 1970s to 2013 via the JSTOR database
Dance Research is the journal of the (British) Society for Dance Research, published by the University of Edinburgh. It provides an international forum for the presentation and discussion of contemporary dance research and contains a section of comprehensive book and journal reviews.
--> Access it online via the JSTOR database for the full text of all articles published from 1983 (when the journal started) until the issue published three years ago; however, the most current 3 years are not available in JSTOR.
The academic publisher Taylor and Francis publishes Dance Chronicle for dance scholars, professors, practitioners, and aficionados. It provides scholarly research on a wide variety of Western and non-Western forms, including classical, avant-garde, and popular genres, often in connection with the related arts: music, literature, visual arts, theatre, and film.
--> Access it online via the JSTOR database for the full text of all articles published from 1977 (when the journal started) until the issue published seven years ago; however, the most current 7 years are not available in JSTOR.
The American Journal of Dance Therapy is the journal of the American Dance Therapy Association. It reports the latest findings in dance/movement therapy theory, research, and clinical practice via original contributions, case material, reviews, and studies by leading educators and practitioners in the field.
--> Access it online via the SpringerLink database for PDFs of all articles published from 1977 (when the journal started) to the present.
Dance Spirit is a popular magazine for dance students that offers training tips, advice from experts, exercises designed for dancers, combinations, and competition news and results.
--> Access it online via the database Academic Search Complete to see full text + pictures in PDFs of each article published from 2001 to the current issue
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The Dance Heritage Coalition is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance and has published a collection of essays, images, and biographies of 113 American individuals and institutions that have made a significant impact on dance as an art form.
DHC provides access through one portal to dance-related collections held by libraries, museums, archives, and dance organizations. Many of these finding aids are available through other websites or in person at their respective institutions. This portal provides the convenience of being able to search all dance-related collections that have been contributed, making it easier and faster for researchers to locate primary sources in their research topic.
The Dance Notation Bureau (DNB) creates dance scores through a system symbol notation called Labanotation. Dance scores function for dance the same way music scores function for music, allowing the dances to continue to be performed long after the lifetime of the artist. DNB has produced and houses scores by artists such as George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Antony Tudor, Bill T. Jones, Doris Humphrey, William Forsythe, José Limón, Laura Dean, and about 270 others.
The Dance Notation Bureau (DNB) Library maintains the world's largest collection of original Labanotated dance scores. This catalog is not a complete inventory of the DNB’s holdings but does include information regarding the most frequently requested materials used by stagers and researchers worldwide. It includes scores in Labanotation but not scores in other forms of notation, e.g., Benesh.
American Ballet Theatre (ABT) has designed a unique interactive resource that pairs 170 terms from the Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet with videos and images of the positions demonstrated by ABT Company dancers.
Multi-disciplinary full-text database with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. Indexes and abstracts more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, and conference proceedings.
Covers literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, etc. Contains current full text scholarly journals which cover these fields and a significant collection of recent scholarly books.
Streaming classical music service that enables listening and learning on campus and home computers. Includes c. 15,000 recordings, along with program notes, composer biographies, and images cross-referenced to the recordings.
A gateway to Oxford's music reference publications, offering users the ability to search Grove Music Online together with The Oxford Companion to Music and the Oxford Dictionary of Music, a total collection of more than 70,000 articles on music written and reviewed by subject experts and suitable for musical amateurs, professionals, and scholars alike. Please note: Database restricted to five simultaneous users
Provides indexing, abstracts, and full-text articles from hundreds of international music periodicals and journals. Some complete journal runs are included, with indexing back to 1874. Coverage includes music education, performance, ethnomusicology, musical theater, theory, popular music, classical music, opera, music theory, music business, and more.
A bibliography of writings about music; includes hundreds of thousands of bibliographic records featuring citations, abstracts, and indexing. It covers publications from 1800-2021 and in all document types from around the world on traditional music, popular music, jazz, classical music, and more. Includes citations for all document types including books, conference proceedings, journal articles, dissertations, internet resources, and audio and visual recordings.
An international annotated bibliography of writings on musical history and culture published in 17 countries between 1766-1962. Indexes the content of complete runs of journals and offers access to thousands of English-language translations of foreign documents. Some direct access to the full-text of the article cited.