Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Dance: Home

General guide to dance resources

Finding Historical and Scholarly Context


Dance & Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Search Terms

Below are a few examples of subject headings and search terms related to DEIA topics and dance. You can use them as search terms in the library resources to help you get started with your research!

Dance -- Instruction and study -- Social aspects Mixed-abled dance Homosexuality in dance
Dance -- Political aspects Dance for people with disabilities Male dancers
Dance -- Social aspects Dancers with disabilities Dance -- gender
Dance -- Sociological aspects Dancers with disabilities- Legal status, laws, etc Dance -- sex differences
Indian dance -- North America African American dance Dance and race
Dance decolonization Gender identity in dance  


Websites and articles related to DEIA issues in dance:

NYPL Systemic Racism, Protests, and Dance:
Out of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library, a comprehensive guide with resources related to dance and social justice. "A guide to help education on race, dance's role in race and the protests, and initiatives to help in archiving and preserving the work being done to change our society"

McCarthy-Brown, Nyama. “Decolonizing Dance Curriculum in Higher Education: One Credit at a Time.” Journal of Dance Education, vol. 14, no. 4, 2014, pp. 125–29.

Whittenburg, Zachary. “Two Is Not Enough: How to Foster a More Gender-Inclusive Studio Environment.” Dance Magazine, vol. 94, no. 2, Feb. 2020, pp. 38–39.


Books Available at UGA Libraries

Finding Dance Reviews and Criticism

  • New York Times -  digitized newspaper with full-page images (2008-recent: delayed 3 months). Search "Dance Review" in the search box to get results for the Dance Review section.
  • Dance Magazine - A look at today's exciting world of dance, color feaures of the most talked about companies and performers, dance news, reviews of performances, dance books, films and TV, and more.

Places to View Performances and Images

Citation & Writing Resources

MLA Citation Style Resources

Purdue OWL General Format | MLA:

MLA Handbook (2021), print only:

*Citing a live performance in MLA format

"Title of work". By author or composer's name, Choreographer, Performer, The dance company, the theater, location, Date of the performance.


"The Nutcracker" By Peter Ilyich Tchaicovsky, Choreographed Mikko Nissinen, Boston Ballet, Boston Opera House, Boston, 15 Dec. 2018.


Resources for Writing about Dance

"Books & More" : GIL-Find Catalog

Search the UGA Libraries' collections of books, movies, e-books, and more. To find books on a person or organization, go to the Advanced Search, and search for subject such as "ballet"

*Finding eBooks

After searching in gil-find catalog, go to the left hand side. Under Availability, select Full Access Online and under Format, select Book, then select the green Apply Filter button.

Your Librarian

Profile Photo
Kelsey Forester
Education Librarian
Curriculum Materials Library