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Dance Research Guide

Dance Courses : DNC 201, 202, 204, 206

Taught by Cheryl Wilkins-Mitchell


Adcock, Steven. Partner Workout.

New York, NY: M. Evans and Company, 1984

Alter, Michael J. Sport Stretch.

Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 1998

Asante, Kariamu Welsh (edited by). African Dance: An Artistic, Historical, and Philosophical Inquiry.

Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, Inc., 1996

Blom, Lynne Anne & Chapin, L. Tarin. The Intimate Act of Choreography.

Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1982

Butler, J. Thomas. Principles of Health Education & Health Promotion.

Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Thomson Learning, 2003 Third Edition

Dunham, Katherine. KAISO! An Anthology of Writings.

Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley, 1978 Limited Edition

Dunham, Katherine. A Touch of Innocence: Memoirs of Childhood.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1995 Press Edition

Emery, Lynne Fauley. Black Dance in the United States from 1619 to 1970.

Palo Alto, CA: National Press Books, 1972

Frank, Rusty E. TAP: The Greatest Tap Dance Stars and their Stories 1900 – 1955.

New York, NY: Da Capo Press, 1994 Revised Edition

Franklin, Eric. Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance.

Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 1996

Friedman, Lise. Alvin Ailey dance moves!

New York, NY: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, 2003


Gallagher, Sean P. & Kryzanowska, Romana. The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning.

Philadelphia, PA: Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc., 1999

Gelabert, Raoul. Anatomy For The Dancer. 2 vols.

New York, NY: Dance Magazine 1964

Giordano, Gus. Anthology of American Jazz Dance.

Evanston, IL: Orion Publishing House, 1975

Giordano, Gus. Jazz Dance Class: Beginning Thru Advanced.

Pennington, NJ: Princeton Book Company, 1992

Gottschild, Brenda Dixon. The Black Dancing Body: A Geography from Coon to Cool.

New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005

Grant, Gail. Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet.

New York, NY: Dover Publications, 1982 Third Revised Edition

Gray, Henry. Gray’s Anatomy.

London: Arcturus Publishing Limited, 2008 after edition by John W. Parker & Son, 1860

Grieg, Valerie. Inside Ballet Technique: separating anatomical fact from fiction in the ballet class.

Pennington, NJ: Princeton Book Company, 1994

Haskins, James. Black Dance in America: A History Through Its People.

New York, NY: Thomas Y. Crowell Junior Books, 1990

Hatchett, Frank & Gitlin, Nancy Myers. Frank Hatchett’s Jazz Dance.

Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2000

Humphrey, Doris. The Art of Making Dances.

New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc., 1959

Ionazzi, Daniel A. The Stage Management Handbook.

Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Books, 1992

Jonas, Gerald. Dancing.

New York: Harry Abrams, Inc., 1992

Kersley, Leo. and Sinclair, Janet. A Dictionary of Ballet Terms.
London, Great Britain: Whitefriars Press Ltd., Second Edition 1964

Kirstein, Lincoln. and Stuart, Muriel. The Classic Ballet: Basic Technique and Terminology.
New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., Twentieth Printing 1982

Kraines, Minda Goodman, and Pryor, Esther. Jump Into Jazz.
New York, NY: McGraw- Hill Publishing Company, 2005 Fifth Edition

Long, Richard A. The Black Tradition in American Dance.
New York, NY: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 1989

Mitchell, Theresa. Movement from Person to Actor to Character.
Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press Inc., 1998

Murray, Ruth Lovell. Dance in Elementary Education.
New York, NY: Harper & Row Publishers 1975

New York City Department of Education. Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts: Grades K-12
New York, NY: New York City Department of Education, 2004

Penrod, James & Plastino, Janice Gudde. The Dancer Prepares: Modern Dance for Beginners.
New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 2005 Fifth Edition

Perces, Marjorie B., Forsythe, Ana Marie, Bell, Cheryl. The Dance Technique of Lester Horton.
Pennington, NJ: Princeton Book Company, 1992

Rose, Albirda. Dunham Technique: A Way of Life.
Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 1990

Royal Academy of Dancing. Step-By-Step Ballet Class: The Official Illustrated Guide.
New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Publishers, 1993

Ryan, M.D., Allan J. & Stephens, Ph.D., Robert E. The Dancer’s Complete Guide to healthcare and a Long Career.
Chicago, IL: Bonus Books, 1988

Shook, Karel. Elements of Classical Ballet Technique: as practiced in the school of the Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Brooklyn, NY: Dance Horizons, 1977

Siler, Brooke. The Pilates Body.
New York, NY: Random House, Inc., 2000

Spilken, M.D., Terry L. The Dancer’s Foot Book: A Complete Guide to Foot Care.
Pennington, NJ: Princeton Book Company, 1994

Spolin, Viola. Improvisation for the Theater.
Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1999 Third Edition

Strandberg, Julie A. and Adams, Carolyn. Dancing Through The Curriculum: a guide to dance videotapes…
Providance, RI: Jay Ess Press, 1998

Tobias, Maxine and Sullivan, John Patrick. Complete Stretching: A New Exercise Program for Health and Vitality.
New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1992

Tracy, James. AILEY SPIRIT: The Journey of an American Dance Company.
New York, NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2004

Traguth, Fred. Modern Jazz Dance.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1983

Warren, Larry. Lester Horton Modern Dance Pioneer.
Princeton, NJ: Dance Horizons, 1991
Woll, Allen. Black Musical Theatre: From Coontown to Dreamgirls.
New York, NY: DaCapo Press, 1989

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