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Dance History

Research resources for DANC 103 & 104 courses

Search Tips: Early Dance & World Dance

  •   Search Strategies

Search by theme e.g.

  • Early dance, court dance, court manners, social dance, procession(al), ceremonial dance
  • Spectaculars, displays, masques, balls, ballet, Polonaise

Search by time period e.g.

  • Dance + 17th Century
  • Dance + Ancient, Baroque, Renaissance, Medieval, Classical

Search by geography 
(country, city or region) e.g.

  • Dance + Paris, Europe, Latin America, Africa

Search by cultural group e.g. 

  • Basque, Native American

Early Dance & World Dance

Browsing Dance History

Use these call numbers to browse for books at the Cabell Library:

GV 1645-1728 -- Dance history 
GV 1743 -- National dances. Folk dances and dancing

General Dance History

Ballet History