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Dance

A guide to dance resources at the UNLV Libraries.

Finding Dance Materials

You can search the Library Catalog by Subject. This is not an exhaustive list of dance subject headings. As you find items relevant to your research, take note of the subject headings listed. Using those will help you find similar relevant materials. Some useful subjects include:

  • Ballerinas

  • Ballet

  • Ballet dancers

  • Choreographers -- [Country] -- Biography

  • Choreography -- Philosophy

  • Dance

  • Dance -- Aesthetics

  • Dance -- Anthropological aspects

  • Dance -- Biography

  • Dance companies

  • Dance criticism

  • Dance -- History

  • Dance in literature

  • Dance notation

  • Dance -- Philosophy

  • Dance -- Production and direction

  • Dance -- Social aspects

  • Dance -- Study and teaching

  • Dancers

  • Dancers -- Biography

  • Dancing injuries

  • Labanotation

  • Modern dance -- Aesthetics

  • Modern dance -- Political aspects -- [Country] -- History

  • Modern dance -- Social aspects -- [Country] -- History

  • Modern dance -- [Country] -- History

  • Movement, Aesthetics of

  • Movement analysis

  • Movement notation

  • Movement, Psychology of

The print collection of dance materials is located on the 3rd floor of Lied Library.

  • GV1580-1799.4 Dancing
    • GV1580 Periodicals
    • GV1585 Dictionaries, encyclopedias
    • GV1587 Terminology, abbreviations, notation
    • GV1588 Philosophy and theory
    • GV1589 Study and teaching
    • GV1590-1594 General Works
    • GV 1595 Special aspects of the subject as a whole
    • GV1596 Pictorial Works
    • GV1597 Dancing as a profession
    • GV1600 Criticism and appreciation
    • GV1601 History 
    • GV1743 National sances, folk dances and dancing 
    • GV1751-1753.5 Social dancing, ballroom dancing 
    • GV1763 Square dances, quadrilles, country dances. 
    • GV1781 Theatrical dancing (including Broadway)
    • GV1783 Modern dance
    • GV1785-1786 Biography
    • GV1787 Ballet 
    • GV1794 Tap
    • GV1796 Special dances
    • GV1799 Dance for children

Books about dance music can be found on the 4th floor of Lied Library.

  • ML3400-3465 Dance music 
  • MT950 Music to accompany dance instruction

Musical scores for dance music can be found in the Music Library.

  • M1450 Dance music
  • M1520-1526 Ballet music
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