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Dance: Research Strategies
Resources for dance classes at Windward Community College.
The History of Western Dance by Trenton Hamilton; Kathy Campbell (Editor)From soaring ballet leaps to the simple swaying at a high school prom, dance is the wedding of movement to music. It is a means of recreation, of communication--for the purpose of expressing an idea or emotion, releasing energy, or simply taking delight in the movement itself. This engaging narrative, with biographical profiles, discusses Western dance as an art form, a folk tradition, and an entertainment spectacle. It examines the wide ranging dance types, including some of ancient rituals, Christian dance ecstasies, court and folk dances, ballet, social dances, the waltz, ballroom, tap, modern dance, and break and hip-hop dancing.
Dance by Jack AndersonPresents the history of dance, the birth of ballet, a wealth of information on performers and ballets, and material on the modern offshoots of ballet. Includes a chronology of dance from 1851.
Bodies in motion -- The dancing kings -- The birth of ballet -- Moonbeams and Gossamer -- Russia's Imperial Ballet -- Rebels and Revolutionaries -- The melting pot -- Dance in ferment -- Contemporary kaleidoscope -- Dancers and the dance -- Chronology of dance.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)This is a large, multi-disciplinary collection of mostly full-text magazine, newspaper, and journal articles on a wide array of subjects. It's a great place to start for almost any topic.
Academic Video Online (AVON)Streaming videos including documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, news programs and newsreels, demonstrations, and raw footage.
Google ScholarSearch for articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other websites. Go to Settings / LibraryLinks to connect Google Scholar to the Library's databases.
If you can't find a free version of an article, ask a librarian to help you get it.
PQDT OpenPQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. You can quickly and easily locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format.