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Browsing Dance

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

GT  500-2370
Costume, Dress, Fashion

GV 1585
Dictionaries, encyclopedias 

GV 1590-1596
General & Pictorial works 

GV 1645-1728
Dance history 

GV 1743
National dances. Folk dances and dancing

GV 1746-1771
Social dancing. Ballroom dancing 

GV 1781-1795
Theatrical dancing (Biography: GV 1785) 

GV 1796
Special dances. 

M 1450
Dance music 

M 1520-1526
Ballets (full scores, piano scores, excerpts) 

PN 2037
Theatrical Costume

TT 490-698
Costume design & construction

Searching for Dance Information

Find specific sources for dance by using terms such as:

Dance, dancers, dancing.  Try "danc*" with the truncation symbol "*" to get results for all three terms.  
Modern Dance--United States--History
Performance Arts  or Performing Arts
Tap Dancing

Ethnic, national, and cultural traditions are found by country name and ethnic tradition, e.g.

Cuban Dance
Dance (Black)
Folk Dancing
Germany (Dance)

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Choreography & Production

Dance Physiology

Dance Costume

Dance Media

Dance Criticism

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