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Dance Research and Resources Guide: Home

This guide is under development for the fall semester, 2017. Expect to see much updating in early 2018.

About This Guide

This guide serves as a basic starting point to find key resources for studying and researching dance, ballet, choreography, and related subjects at Princeton. It is maintained by Darwin F. Scott, Senior Music Librarian and the Princeton University Library's subject liaison to the Music Department and the programs in Theater, Dance, and Music Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts. This dance guide is in under development during the fall 2017 semester--expect to see many additions and emendations. Feedback is always welcome, especially for additional resources to add.

Finding Dance Resources in the Library

Most books about dance, ballet, choreography, and related subjects are located in the Mendel Music Library within the call number range GV1580-1799.4 on the second floor.

Dance Call Numbers (Library of Congress Classification)

GV 1580: Dance periodicals
GV 1585: Dictionaries, encyclopedias
GV 1587: Terminology, abbreviations, notations
GV 1587.5: Directories
GV 1588: Philosophy and theory
GV 1589: Study and teaching
GV 1590-94: General overview of dance
GV 1595: Special aspects of the subject
GV 1596: Pictorial works
GV 1596.5: Juvenile works
GV 1597: Dancing as a profession
GV 1600-1620: Dance criticism, appreciation, history
GV 1621-1728: the above by geographical region
GV 1735: Apparatus and equipment
GV 1740-41: Ethics; Dancing and the church
GV 1743: National dances. Folk dances (general)
GV 1746-1771: Social dancing. Ballroom dancing
GV 1781-1795: Theatrical dancing
GV 1782.5: Choreography
GV 1783: Modern or expressionistic dancing
GV 1783.5: Religious dance
GV 1784: Jazz dance
GV 1785: Biography
GV 1785.8-1786: Dance groups or companies
GV 1786.32-1790: Ballet
GV 1793: Clog dancing
GV 1794: Tap dancing
GV 1796, A-Z: other dances, alphabetical by dance name
GV 1798: Gymnastic dancing; rhythmic exercise
GV 1799: Dances for special classes of persons

Music Librarian

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Darwin Scott
Arthur Mendel Music Library
The Woolworth Center of Musical Studies
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544-1007
Phone: 609 258-4251
Subjects:Dance, Theater