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Dance Online: Dance Studies Collection

Dance Online: Dance Studies Collection presents the historical context of 20th and 21st century dance through 150,000 pages of exclusive periodicals, reference materials, books, dance notation, and photographs that dissolve the distance between archive and scholar and draw dance students into the library.

This collection includes exclusive access to the complete run of Dance Magazine (1927–present) in full text.

Dance Online: Dance Studies Collection preserves the visual history of 20th and 21st century dance through 150,000 pages of digitized print materials, including:Misty Copeland Dance Magazine Article

  • Monographs
  • Encyclopedias
  • Archival content
  • Choreography notes
  • Personal papers
  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Periodicals
  • Dance notation

Why bring Dance Online: Dance Studies Collection to your library?

  • Serve a variety of dance researchers, from performers and choreographers to graduate students and dance enthusiasts, with hard-to-find periodicals and previously unpublished primary sources.
  • Support dance students with flexible access to digital resources, enabling them to research in ways that fit their busy performance schedules.
  • Prepare future dance educators to use library resources for teaching and encourage information literacy for the next generation of students.

Teaching and Learning Applications

Pair relevant resources to facilitate understanding of watershed historic performances, diverse genres, and the social issues intersecting dance studies. Dance Studies Collection can be used alone, or in concert with videos from our Dance Online: Dance in Video series for a multimedia approach.


Exclusive Content

Dance Magazine

Enjoy the complete run of Dance Magazine, from 1927 to Present. Exclusively brought together in its entirety for the first time online, Dance Magazine explores interdisciplinary topics, like nutrition and body image, dance and gender, dance and race, costume and makeup design, and more. Scholars can compare changing attitudes on these key topics across time and place in ways never before possible.

Ann Hutchinson Guest Collection

Ann Hutchinson Guest is an American movement and dance researcher and a preeminent authority on dance notation, especially Labanotation. Materials include her dance notation, notes, manuscripts, photographs, and more. Archives are held at the University of Roehampton, and have been digitized for the first time in this collection.