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Library resources to assist you in dance research

Welcome to the Dance Research Guide

Welcome! Use this guide to locate articles, books, video performances, and other resources for effective research in Dance. 

Important Databases for Dance Research

  • Dance Chronicle - The journal is a peer-reviewed database that has significant information for dance research. The library has articles from 1977 to current. 
  • Research in Dance Education - The WKU dance database collection is from 2000 to current journals, which is important for dance educators in locating articles and other information for research. 


George Balanchine 1904-1983

Balanchine is considered the premier choreographer of contermpoary ballet and dance. The son of a composer, Balanchine appeared to be heading towards a career in music, but he had a talent for choreography that emerged as he studied music in college. Balanchine worked with several great artists, that included Sergei Diaghilev, Igor Stravinsky, and Alexandra Danilova. He is noted for his contributions to the founding of the School of American Ballet and his dedication as Artistic Director of the New York City Ballet. 

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