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Ballet and Dance Research Guide

This guide will assist dance faculty and students with identifying useful library sources.

Ballet Resources

Dance Call Numbers (Library of Congress Classification)

In the music library, dance books are located in 2 sections on the first floor. 
Section 1: in Reference, on the row behind the bust of Beethoven. This row has trustworthy encyclopedias. Note: in IUCAT, if a book is located in reference, you'll see REF in the call number. REF stands for Reference Section.

Section 2: The shelves facing the magazine section (near the computer lab area)

GV 1580: Dance periodicals
GV 1585: Dictionaries, encyclopedias
GV 1587: Terminology, abbreviations, notations
GV 1587.5: Directories
GV 1588: Philosophy and theory
GV 1589: Study and teaching
GV 1590-94: General overview of dance
GV 1595: Special aspects of the subject
GV 1596: Pictorial works
GV 1596.5: Juvenile works
GV 1597: Dancing as a profession
GV 1600-1620: Dance criticism, appreciation, history
GV 1621-1728: the above by geographical region
GV 1735: Apparatus and equipment
GV 1740-41: Ethics; Dancing and the church
GV 1743: National dances. Folk dances (general)
GV 1746-1771: Social dancing. Ballroom dancing
GV 1781-1795: Theatrical dancing
GV 1782.5: Choreography
GV 1783: Modern or expressionistic dancing
GV 1783.5: Religious dance
GV 1784: Jazz dance
GV 1785: Biography
GV 1785.8-1786: Dance groups or companies
GV 1786.32-1790: Ballet
GV 1793: Clog dancing
GV 1794: Tap dancing
GV 1796, A-Z: other dances, alphabetical by dance name
GV 1798: Gymnastic dancing; rhythmic exercise
GV 1799: Dances for special classes of persons


This Libguide was created in Spring 2018 by Ellen Ogihara, a graduate student pursuing a master's of library science with music specialization.