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General Resources and Archives
The Australian Dance Collection: a Directory of Resources 
Jorgen Wilhelmsson The Ballerina Gallery ("this collection of ballerina photos is a tribute to [...] great ballerinas." Comprehensive listing includes dancers across time periods and continents)
Ballet Alert (site "devoted to classical and neoclassical ballet [with] information about dancers, companies, and ballets." Dance links, reviews, and extensive message board on all aspects of ballet.) (Alexandra Tomalonis and others)
Ballet Archive ("a searchable, cross-referenced database of ballet history.")
Ballet.co ("the site about all things ballet and dance in the world & the UK in great depth." Includes daily news/reviews links, a monthly magazine, and detailed information on British dance companies and dancers.) (Bruce Marriott)
Congress on Research in Dance 
Criticaldance.com ("for ballet, modern and all forms of performance dance")
Cross-Cultural Dance Resources 
CyberDance ("a collection of over 3,500 links to classical ballet and modern dance resources on the Internet." Categories of links include companies, colleges, schools, summer programs/education, international, people/organizations, and websites) (Rose Ann Willenbrink)
Dance Collection Danse ("a museum without walls" documenting Canadian dance history.)
Dance Links (Gaynor Minden) (James White, Jon Wright, and Amy Reusch)
Dance Pages (Estelle Souche)
Dancetime! ("a leading source of information on Social Dance within Western civilization")
Marc Haegeman For Ballet Lovers Only ("dedicated to the two major Russian ballet companies, Bolshoi and Kirov-Mariinsky [...] to present some unique artists of the reputed Russian School, of past and present")
National Museum of Dance 
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: Jerome Robbins Dance Division ("the largest and most comprehensive archive in the world devoted to the documentation of dance")
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Dancers and Choreographers (detailed description of what various jobs in the field involve and forecasts for employment opportunities through 2005) (U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
PassionBallet (in French)
Resources of Scholarly Societies - Dance (U. Waterloo)
Russian Classical Ballet 
TanzNetz (in German)
World of Dance (in Russian)
Choreographers [Show]
Ballet Companies
Bayerisches Staatsballett (in English, German)
Bolshoi Ballet (one of Russia's premier companies, based in Moscow)
The Hamburg Ballet (in German, English, French)
Het Nationale Ballet (Dutch National Ballet) (in English, Dutch)
Kirov Ballet (Mariinsky) (one of Russia's premier companies, based in St. Petersburg) (in English, Russian)
Paris Opera Ballet (Unofficial site in English) (Estelle Souche)
Paris Opera Ballet (official site- in French)
Royal Ballet ("Great Britain's most prestigious ballet company")
Royal Danish Ballet (in English, Danish)
Royal Swedish Ballet (in English, Swedish)
Stuttgart Ballet (in English, German)
North America
American Ballet Theatre (homepage of "one of the world's most revered and innovative dance companies." Includes history, repertoire, dancers past and present, photo galleries, education, library, and ballet dictionary)
Boston Ballet ("the first professional repertory ballet company in New England [...] is now one of the major ballet companies in North America and among the top companies in the world")
Houston Ballet ("Houston Ballet is America's fifth largest ballet company, an ensemble of fifty-one dancers who have been hailed by The New York Times as 'one of the nation's best ballet companies'")
Joffrey Ballet of Chicago ("one of the leading national and international ballet companies: an American Classic")
Miami City Ballet ("an acknowledged force in the international dance world - - a must see, world-caliber company with a unique South Florida ambiance, directed by legendary dancer Edward Villella")
National Ballet of Canada ("The National Ballet of Canada, a company with more than 50 dancers and its own full symphony orchestra, is Canada's premier dance company and ranks as one of the world's top international dance companies")
New York City Ballet (homepage of "one of the foremost dance companies in the world" with repertory built on the works of George Balanchine. Includes detailed descriptions of repertory, dancers, and education)
Pacific Northwest Ballet ("Enriching lives in the Pacific Northwest, considered a national treasure and acclaimed worldwide, PNB epitomizes excellence in the performing arts")
San Francisco Ballet  ("America’s first professional ballet company [...] presented the first full-length productions of both Nutcracker and Swan Lake ever seen in the United States")
Ballroom and Social Dance
Dancescape (ballroom dancing, dance sport, forums, and supplies)
Dancesport UK 
Henry Neeman's Dance Hotlist (collection of links on various types of dance, including ballroom, dancesport, swing, Argentine tango, and salsa)
Don Herbison-Evans, "History of Modern Ballroom Dancing" (2004) 
The History of Dance 
International Collegiate Ballroom Dance Competition Information Page (Michael A. Posner)
The National Dance Council of America (NDCA) 
NYC Dance Connection ("New York City Ballroom and Latin Dance Information")
United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association 
Flamenco, Jazz, and Tap Dance
Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras (in Spanish)
Ballet Folklorico de Mexico 
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana (includes quicktime video clips at Video D Studios)
Flamenco World (in Spanish, English, Japanese)
Horizonte Flamenco (in Spanish, English, French)
Maria Benitez Teatro Flamenco 
National Institute of Flamenco (Eva Encinias-Sandoval)
U. New Mexico Department of Theatre and Dance (the Flamenco Focus in the UNM Dance area is the only program in the United States to offer a fully developed curriculum in Flamenco Dance technique")
Ballet Hispanico 
Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago 
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 
Jazz Dance World Congress 
Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal 
Odyssey Dance Theatre 
Off Jazz Dance World (history of jazz dance, terminology, jazz and tap variations on vidéo clips online) (in English, French)
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company 
River North Chicago Dance 
Tap Companies Index (Tapdance.org)
American Tap Dance Foundation 
Chicago Human Rhythm Project 
National Tap Ensemble 
Modern and Contemporary Companies
AlienNation Co. (intermedia performance group directed by Johannes Birringer "experimenting with cross-cultural ideas and multiple media. The members of the collective bring together their diverse artistic experiences in dance, theatre, visual art, film/video")
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ("Promoting the uniqueness of African-American cultural expression and the preservation and enrichment of the American modern dance heritage")
Ballet Freiburg Pretty Ugly (in German)
Bejart Ballet Lausanne 
Buglisi/Foreman Dance 
Compagnie Maguy Marin  
Garth Fagan Dance 
Mark Morris Dance Group 
Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance 
MOMIX ("Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton")
Nederlands Dans Theater 
ODC San Francisco 
Paul Taylor Dance Company 
Dance in Asia
China and the great art "Nishangyuyi"  (info on dance History of China)(yaron margolin)
Kunqu: Humankind's Common Cultural Heritage  (info on Kunqu, "one of the earliest forms of traditional Chinese drama", also has links to articles on Chinese opera )(reporter Huo Jianying,China Today)
Lion Dance (info on history and technique of Lion and Dragon dance of China) (Nanyang Wushu Federation of Sarawak)
India [Show]
Contemporary Dance in Japan  (explores "New wave in dance and butoh after the 1990s") (Kazuko Kuniyoshi)(Arts Midwest)
History of Japanese Dance (brief dance history of Japan, link to Japanese dance costume)
Japanese Dance (info on Japanese traditional dance, Nichibu) (nihon-buyou.com)
Japanese Dancing  (info on learning modern Japanese folk dance) (Yoko Aoyama)
Japanese Performing Arts: Bibliography (list of books on Japanese dance. also includes books on Japanese music, theatre, kabuki, puppet theatre)( East Asian Library of the University of Kansas)
Kabuki and Japanese Dance (explores links between Kabuki, traditional form of Japanese theater and Nihon Buyo,classical Japanese dance. excellent links to Kabuki)
Jung Im Lee Korean Dance Academy 
Performing Arts in Korea (basic info on various dances of Korea including Sungmu, Salp'uri among others)(AsianInfo.org)
Traditional Dance and Music (basic info on different Korean dances: chingiaemu, ilmu, Ch'oyong,Hangmu(Crane Dance) among others) (Yi Bo-hyung)(East Asian Studies, Indiana University)
Dance Departments
The Boston Conservatory Dance Division 
Butler U. Dept. of Dance 
Florida State U. Dept. of Dance 
Indiana U. Bloomington, Ballet Dept. 
Iowa State U. Dance Program 
The Juilliard School Dance Division 
North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Dance 
Ohio State U. Dept. of Dance 
Tisch School of the Arts at New York U., Dept. of Dance 
U. Calif. Irvine Dept. of Dance 
The U. of Iowa Dept. of Dance 
The U. of Oklahoma School of Dance 
U. of Utah Dept. of Ballet 
U. of Utah Dept. of Modern Dance 
Dance and Technology
Dance & Technology Zone ("resource for artists and others who are particularly interested in using new media and information technologies in the creation and performance of dance, dance theater and related live performance works") (Troika Ranch, New York / Writing Research Associates)
Don Herbison-Evans (U. Sydney), "Dance and the Computer: A Potential for Graphic Synergy" (2003) 
Anne Pierce, with thanks to Sang Mah, "Merce Cunningham's Living Sketchbook" 
Ohio State U. Dance Technology 
The Electric Ballerina (Jim Williams)
Boston Ballet School 
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet 
Houston Ballet Academy 
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (England)
The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre  
The National Ballet School / L'ecole Nationale de Ballet (official school of the National Ballet of Canada)
Pacific Northwest Ballet School 
Rocio Cecilia Barraza Rivacoba, "Who was Enrico Cecchetti?" 
Royal Academy of Dance  ("the Royal Academy of Dance promotes knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally. We seek to accomplish our misson through promoting dance, educating and training students and teachers and providing examinations to reward achievement." London, England)
The Royal Ballet School (London, England)
Royal Winnipeg Ballet School 
Russian Ballet Society 
San Francisco Ballet School 
School of American Ballet 
Legends of British Ballet (Ballet.co)
Ballet Years (British) (Ballet.co)
Ballet and World Events Timeline (Ballet Met)
Ballet History (Dick Andros)
Stephen Laurent, "The Ballet Russe Scenery Collection of the Butler Ballet" (Butler University)
History of Ballet 
Cameron Kippen (Curtin Universty of Technology, Perth WA), "The History of Ballet Shoes" (2004) 
Ludmila Starikova, "History of Russian Ballet: From the Biography of the First Russian Ballet Company" 
History of Enrico Cecchetti (Cecchetti Society, Inc., USA)
Chinese Dance History 
The Institute for Historical Dance Practice ("objective is to research, preserve and perform social and theatrical dances of Western Europe between 1450 and 1920")
Robert M. Keller, "The Dancing Master 1651 - 1728: An Illustrated Compendium" 
Free to Dance: Dance Timeline (PBS) (1619-2001)
Renaissance Dance 
Societa de Danza ("cultural society directed by Fabio Mòllica [which] focuses on historical research on Nineteenth Century and historical dance to reconstruct a dance system belonging to the European tradition")
Society of Dance History Scholars 
Humanities Faculty And Research Positions (Chronicle Of Higher Education)
Dance Faculty Positions 
Repertoire and Terminology
American Ballet Theatre Library (direct link to Ballet Dictionary [with quicktime movie demonstrations of steps] and Repertory Archive [with detailed descriptions of each piece's music, lighting, choreography, original casting, date of world premiere, and libretto])
Ballet Repertoire
General Resources
First Ballets (Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Manon, La Fille Mal Gardee, Cinderella, Hobson's Choice, Don Quixote, and Still Life at the Penguin Cafe) (See also Ballets and Dances: Cinderella (Ashton), La Bayadere, La Fille Mal Gardee, Marguerite and Armand, Ondine, Symphonic Variations, and The Nutcracker) (Ballet.co)
BalletNotes ("provide an in-depth background on ballets, their creators and history") (BalletMet)
Ballet Reference Production Notes (English National Ballet)
List of Ballets (Estelle Souche)
Repertory Index 1948-Present (New York City Ballet)
Story Ballets
La Bayadère see Marius Petipa [Show]
Cinderella see Sir Frederick Ashton [Show]
Coppélia see George Balanchine, Arthur Saint-Leon [Show]
Le Corsaire [Show]
Don Quixote, or Kitri's Wedding [Show]
La Fille Mal Gardee [Show]
Giselle see Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot [Show]
Manon [Show]
The Nutcracker see George Balanchine, Lev Ivanov, Marius Petipa [Show]
Onegin [Show]
Raymonda [Show]
Romeo and Juliet see John Cranko, Sir Kenneth MacMillan [Show]
The Sleeping Beauty see Lev Ivanov, Marius Petipa [Show]
Swan Lake see Lev Ivanov, Marius Petipa [Show]
La Sylphide see Auguste Bournonville [Show]
The Taming of the Shrew [Show]
Victoria Watts, "History of Notation" (1998) (Ballet.co)
The Benesh Institute (in English, French)
Dance Notation Bureau 
Introduction to Labanotation 
The Labanotation Institute 
Language of Dance Centre 
Research and Reviews
Dance Critics Association of America 
The New York Times: Dance (free registration required)
Joan Acocella
"What Critics Do" (1992) (DanceView; reprinted from Dance Ink)
"What's Good About Bad Reviews?" (1992) (DanceView; reprinted from Dance Ink)
Mindy Aloff
"Husbandry" (2000) (DanceView; reprinted from The New Republic)
"On Dance: The Waking Beauty" (1999) (part one, with links to parts two and three) (DanceView; reprinted from The New Republic)
"Sight Unseen" (1999) (DanceView; reprinted from The New Republic)
Paul Ben-Itzak "All the News That's Fit to Spit: The Incredibly Shrinking Minds of Dance Critics" (2001) (DanceInsider)
Bill Bissell Dance Advance (archive of commissioned articles on contemporary and culturally-specific dance forms) (Bill Bissell, Dance Advance)
Arlene Croce
"Discussing the Undiscussable" (1994) (a "non-review" of Bill T. Jones' Still/Here)
"Les Ballets Trockaderos Reviewed" (1974) 
Ann Daly (articles on contemporary dance and links) (Ann Daly, UT Austin)
George Jackson "Cinderella and the Waltz King" (1998) (DanceView)
Laura Jacobs
Laura Jacobs, "Alessandra Ferri, Dancer" (2004) (interview) (Great Performances, PBS)
"Appreciating Ashton" (2004) (Great Performances, PBS)
"Balanchine's Castle" (1998) (The New Criterion)
"Figures in the Carpet" (1996) (The New Criterion)
"Frederick Ashton's England" (1997) (The New Criterion)
"How Good is the Kirov?" (2002) (The New Criterion)
"Jerome Robbins, 1918-1998" (1998) (The New Criterion)
"The Legacy of Mr. B" (1995) (The New Criterion)
"Mark Morris at BAM" (2003) (The New Criterion)
"Meaningless enchainments" (1999) (The New Criterion)
"Petipaw" (2002) (The New Criterion)
"Taking their Positions" (1997) (Washington Post)
"Taylor's Domain" (2001) (The New Criterion)
Alexander Meinertz "Etudes and Danish Classicism"  (DanceView)
Jane Simpson
"How Do You Get to be a Wili?" (2001) (DanceView)
"Kenneth MacMillan-- For Better or Worse?" (2003) (DanceView)
Alexandra Tomalonis
Henning Kronstsam, Portrait of a Danish Dancer (2002) (official site for Tomalonis' book)
Reviews (DanceView)
Julie Van Camp (Calif. State U., Long Beach)
Philosophical Problems of Dance Criticism (dissertation full text)
"Anti-Geneticism and Critical Practice in Dance" (1980) 
"Copyright of Choreographic Works" (1994) 
"Dance Criticism by Croce, Denby, and Siegel" (1992) 
"The Humanities and Dance Criticism" (1986) 
"The Philosopher in the Dance Department" (1997) 
Leigh Witchel Dance Writing (collection of essays)
Dance Journals & Zines
American Journal of Dance Therapy 
Balletin Dance, La Revista de Argentina de Danza (in Spanish)
Ballet in Russia Magazine (in English)
CultureKiosque (in English, French)
Dance Chronicle 
Dance Europe 
Dance Insider 
Dance International 
Dance Magazine 
Dance Now  
Dance Teacher 
Dance Theatre Journal 
DanceView Times 
Dancing Times 
Flamenco World 
Historical Dance 
Historische Taenze (in German)
Journal of Dance Medicine & Science 
Pointe Magazine 
Tanz Oriental (in German)

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