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Philadelphia Dance Experience: DANC 0827

Resources, news, and events for the Gen Ed class, DANCE 827, the Philadelphia Dance Experience

Find Books

Use the search box to search the catalogue for books on dance. Try simple searches like these:

dance AND "hip hop"

"modern dance" AND choreography

ballet AND (costume OR costuming OR clothes OR clothing)

Browse the Shelves!

GV1580-GV1799.4: Dancing


GV1580: Periodicals

GV1585: Dictionaries, encyclopedias

GV1588: Philosophy and theory

GV1589: Study and teaching

GV1590–1594: General works

GV1595: Special aspects of the subject as a whole

GV1600: Dance criticism, appreciation

GV1601: Dance–History
GV1743: National Dances. Folk dances and dancing
GV1751–1753.5: Social dancing. Ballroom dancing
GV1763: Square dances. Quadrilles. Country dances.
GV1781–1783.5: Theatrical dancing
GV1785–1786: Dance–Biography
GV1787: Ballet

GV1796: "Special dances" (e.g., hip hop. b-boy, Capoeira, tango, flamenco, etc.)
GV1799: Dance for children


Dance-related books in other disciplines:

M1450: Dance music (scores)

M1520–1526: Ballets (scores)

ML3400–3465: History and criticism–dance music (books)

MT950: Music


QM1–511: General human anatomy

QP1–QP345: General physiology

RC1220: Sports medicine–Dance

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