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Where to Find Books
Below are the class numbers where you can find dance books and resources in our libraries. The main collections for dance are held at Nicholls and Shena Simon libraries.
792.6 Musical Theatre
792.8 Ballet and Modern Dance
793.3 Dance Types
Can't Find The Book You Want?
If the book you want to borrow is out on loan you can reserve it at the library desk.
Key Books for Dance
Acting for Dancers by
Dancing is more fun when your imagination is engaged; when you feel connected to a story, or purpose. Your insecurities about the movements, your body, and what viewers are thinking all fall away as you explore a character and take a journey utilizing your own very powerful imagination!
Anatomy, dance technique and injury prevention by
This is an essential guide to dance techniques, injury prevention and treatment focusing on the 5 main areas: anatomy and physiology, general injuries, specific injuries; their cause and treatment; strengthening exercises; technical faults and anatomical variations.
Key eBooks for Dance
American Musical Theater by
The new edition of the American musical has been expanded and updated to cover the 1999-2000 season. Covering more than 250 years of musical theatre history.
Dance Composition by
A book which has remained seminal in its field as one of the key texts in dance education. Jacqueline Smith-Autard delves into the creative arena of dance with a logic unmatched by any other creative author in this field Speech and Drama.
Dance on Screen by
Dance on Screen is a comprehensive introduction to the rich diversity of screen dance genres. It provides a contextual overview of dance in the screen media and analyzes a selection of case studies from the popular dance imagery of music video and Hollywood, through to experimental art dance.
Fifty Contemporary Choreographers
A unique and authoritative guide to the lives and work of prominent contemporary choreographers, this fully updated new edition includes many new names in the field of choreography, alongside those considered masters of the modern age.