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Curricular Resources in Dance

Here are a number of links to Internet sites which contain information and/or other links related to Dance. Please read our disclaimer.

American Ballet Theatre's On-line Dictionary
Textual and visual explanations of 170 ballet terms by ABT's dancers who "show how it's done." You need the QuickTime Plugin to get full value from this site.

The mission of the Kennedy Centre's ArtsEdge is to "help artists, teachers, and students gain access to and/or share information, resources, and ideas that support the arts as a core subject area in the K12 curriculum." Teachers can keep up with arts news, interact with members of the arts and educational communities, access WWW resources (links are organized by discipline, e.g., dance, music, theatre, visual arts, etc.), and review arts-based curricular resources. Students can share their own works and links to a collection of web sites appropriate for children.

[The] Country Barn
This Country and Western theme site has pages dedicated to describing various C&W dances and their steps. Check out: Line Dances, Partners/Couples Dances, Mixed Bag of Dances.

Dance and Movement Page
Each month, a new song with instructions for dance/movement is featured. Previous songs are stored in an archive.

Dance Directory
This meta-list of links to dance resources is organized by type of dance, including: Ballet and Modern, Ballroom, Clogging, Contra, Folk, Greek, Historical, Indian, Latin, Middle Eastern, Morris, Square, Swing and Lindy, and Tango.

Dancing for Busy People
Information on 25 basic dance movements is provided, including an explanation of the movement and timing, styling, and tips for teaching. In addition, there are pages of information on how to perform various kinds of dances including square dances, quadrilles, contra dances, no partner (line) dances, round dance mixers, Sicilian circles, trios, and mescolanzas.

History of Modern Ballroom Dancing
An illustrated article tracing the history of the Viennese Waltz, Modern Waltz, Tango, Slow Foxtrot, and Quickstep.

This is a meta-list of links to resources on the Polka. Included are sound files and an incomplete history of the contemporary polka.

Tap Dance Homepage
Included within this Tap Dance page are: Who's Who in Tap, Tap Films, Tap Videos, Sounds of Tap, Glossary/Notation, History/Books, Tap Steps, and Trivia.

WWW Library: Dance
Another metalist with a comprehensive collection of pointers to dance-related information available on the World Wide Web. Dance resources are organized alphabetically and by type.

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