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Circulating Dance Collection

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Second Floor

Phone: (212) 870-1627

Fully accessible to wheelchairs

The circulating dance collection consists of an extensive array of books, which illuminate all aspects of theatrical and non-theatrical forms of dance. The collection is especially strong in dance history, dance instruction, ballet, and biographies of leading dance figures, further enhanced by commercial videos and DVDs. The majority of periodicals are on the third floor in the research area.

In addition, the collection contains material on related subjects including: anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, exercise, mime, burlesque, the aesthetics of movement, dance design (costumes, scenery, and lighting), and rites and ceremonies in which dance is an element. Dance-related sports and movement activities including figure skating, gymnastics, synchronized swimming, fencing, yoga, and martial arts are also represented. The dance circulating collection also has standard reference books such as encyclopedias and dictionaries on dance and related subjects to aid the researcher in the field.

The primary dance biographies are located on the first floor. The collected biographies are located on the second floor.

Books

  • Material on all forms of dance
  • Related fields: anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, exercise, mime, the aesthetics of movement, dance design (costumes, scenery, and lighting), rites and ceremonies in which dance is an element.
  • Dance-related sports and movement activities, including figure skating, gymnastics, and synchronized swimming. Also yoga, martial arts (very limited).
  • Dance Books Classification Guide