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Dance: Books and eBooks

Getting Started: Online Reference

"Reading" by Pablo Stanley from Open Doodles

Gale eBooks is a great place to get an overview on a topic and identify some keywords you can use to search for articles.

Some Keywords for Dance include:

  • african american dance
  • ballet
  • belly dance
  • break dancing
  • dance
  • folk dancing
  • hip-hop AND dance 
    (hip-hop on it's own will also bring up all the music-related materials)
  • jazz dance
  • modern dance
  • swing dance

Books and eBooks

Dance Books

Reference Books

Encyclopedias in our reference collection provide overviews on topics in dance.  They are good starting points: