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ON-LINE Social Dance Articles and Instructional Material

Dance Syllabi
ISDT/IDTA Standard and Latin
American Style Smooth and Rhythm
Ballroom and Latin American
Dictionaries and Glossaries
Ballroomdancers.com Glossary
Raper's Dictionary for Social Dances
Element of English Country Dance
Book Lists
RAD Selections
Aria book list
NDCA Syllabus and other books
art-books.com, Ballromm, Tap, Swing
Search Engines Directories
Yahoo Performing_Arts/Dance
Yahoo Dance/Regional_Information
Discussion Forums
Dance Talk Links
rec.arts.dance newsgroup
FAQ
learning
lead and follow index
Archive ftp site

Dictionaries and Glossaries

Sites with Step Descriptions
Ballroom Bliss - free resource center
Guide to Ballroom Dance-techniques
Ballroom Basics
Waltz Balls- How to do Viennese
Latin dance
US Swing Dance Server
Country western and Swing
Lindy Hop-jitterbuzz.com
Cajun/Zydeco
How to do the Minuet
English Country Dance Diagrams
Square Dance Formations and Movements
History and Research
LOC American Ballroom Companion
LOC Western Social Dance: Overview
ISDT Home Page
Renaissance Dance
Social Ballroom Dancing Article
Lindy Thesis
Swingstreets Dance History page
The Costume Page
Articles
dance etiquette by Aria
beyond dance etiquette by Aria
dance floor etiquette -Lindy
etiquette -country/western
dance floor etiquette-swing
history of ballroom dance
history of latin dance
vintage (19thcentury) FAQ
what is Morris dancing?
what is English country dance?
what is the Minuet?
team and pattern dances
what is contra dance?
modern square dancing
what is round dance?
what is cancan?
what is clogging?
the basic shag step
history of western swing
west coast swing articles
syncopation in music and dance
Computer Software
AOL dance software list
Ballroom Dancers Glossary
http://www.ballroomdancers.com/Glossary/
A large glossary of dance terms at ballroomdancer site. Smooth and Latin, American and international.
Raper's Dance Dictionary for Social Dances
http://www.dancedictionary.com/
Also contains discussion of "universal unit system".
Definitions from Elements of English Country Dance
http://www.cam.ac.uk/CambUniv/Societies/round/dances/elements.htm
Definitions can be of interest to contra and sqaure dancers.

Descriptions of Steps

Ballroom Bliss     free Ballroom resource center                   
http://www.ballroombliss.com/
"This site offers free ballroom and Latin dance information, how to info, video demonstrations, technique, advice, choreography, etiquette, humor and more, (and noannoying ad or ad pop ups!) all free and provided by Christopher Pilarchik, a 12 year ballroom and Latin dance professional instructor/competitor/performer. "
Ballroom and Swing
http://www.dancetv.com/tutorial/basics/index.html
"lessons are designed to give basic instructions for the beginner. These are organized in order, so we recommend starting at the top and working your way down"
Latin dance, history, origin, technique, basic steps, the clave
http://www.geocities.com/sd_au/
"we plan to grow our collection of articles, so keep coming back to see what is new! For your pleasure and entertainment we now have articles on the Background and Evolution of the major Latin dances, Tips on dance Technique and Timing, Descriptions of the Basic Steps and Choreography, and a lot more!"
Square dances, mixers, contra dances, line dances
http://www.d4bp.com/
"Dancing for Busy People" site includes square dances, contra dances, quadrilles, mescolanzas, trios, mixers line dances, and books, articles, and references. Pages with dance descriptions and terminlogy

History and Research

Library of Congress American Ballroom Companion
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/dihtml/dihome.html
Large collection of Dance Instruction Manuals converted to electronic form (plain text and graphic reproduction). Dated material, but interesting nonetheless. Prior to 1920.
Western Social Dance: An Overview of the Collection
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/dihtml/diessay0.html
(1)Burgundian Dance in the Late Middle Ages (2)Renaissance Dance (3)Transition from Renaissance Dance to Baroque Dance (4)Baroque Dance (5)Late Eighteenth-Century Social Dance (6)Nineteenth-Century Social Dance (7)Ragtime Dance (8)Antidance Treatises (9)Writing of Dance History
ISDT Home Page
http://www.istd.org
ISDT home page. List publications and prices. Lots of information about examinations.
The Costume Page
http://members.aol.com/nebula5/tcpinfo2.html
Author writes "The Costume Page, my personal library of costume and costuming-related links. I'm sharing it for the benefit of those who study and/or make costumes: costumers, students, historical re-enactors, science fiction fans, professionals, amateurs, dancers, theatrical costumers, trick-or-treaters, writers, researchers, and all those interested in fashion, textile art, and costume history." Good place to look for costumes for theme or period dance events.

Books

RAD Book Selections
http://www.eijkhout.net/rad/dance_offnet/books.html
If you are struggling with trying to remember all those figures you learn in class, here is a list of books that describe them step by step! I especially recommend the books with footprint charts, (until you learn how to read the chart style books).
Books on Dance
http://www.ee.princeton.edu/~aria/dance_books.html
A more or less comprehensive list of books on ballroom dancing (more than 70 titles). Included is brief description of contents, as well as a short list of mail order suppliers.

Miscellaneous

Websurfer's Guide to Ballroom Dance:
http://www.sit.wisc.edu/~acjeong/

Dance Tempi:
http://www.nzdances.co.nz/dance/music/nztempo.htm
Information about tempi and style for basic dances (NZ, Australia, UK, International)
The History of Dance:
http://www.centralhome.com/ballroomcountry/history.htm
Rec.Arts.Dance list of Frequently Asked Questions:
http://www.eijkhout.net/rad/
Tons of information about ballroom, country, swing, folk, and all sorts of other dance. Collected over the years from the newsgroup rec.arts.dance.
Don Herbison-Evans Dance Page:
http://linus.socs.uts.edu.au/~don/don.html
A collection of links and articles Don has collected and written. Well-researched and extensive.
Article About Social Dancing
http://www.waltzballs.org/social.html
"The book by Alex Moore was originally published in 1936 and went through nine editions during his lifetime. The ninth edition was 1986. After his death, the ISTD changed the official definitions of some of the figures. They split some of Alex Moore's long figures into two short figures. Finally, in 2002, Moore's book was revised to a tenth edition to bring it into line with the new official definitions. This article refers initially to the tenth edition; an appendix at the end of this article gives corresponding references to the ninth edition."

WEB SITES ADDED BY USERS:

StephanieSmithBooks.com:
http://StephanieSmithBooks.com   Stephanie@StephanieSmithBooks.com  720-371-5680
Excellent ballroom dancer study guides - The Ballroom Dancer's Companion series - for both American and International style 

Antonio Vargas "Your Key to Flamenco" series:
http://www.antoniovargasflamenco.com   AntonioVargas@bigpond.com  61 2 9319 3570
Official site Antonio Vargas - master, choreographer and actor, featuring information on his latest activities and link to purchase his newly released flamenco DVDs, filmed in Spain. 

Dance4teachers.com:
http://www.dance4teachers.com   anthony@just4tap.com
Subscription based DVD media service for teachers/students to improve Tap and Jazz technique with new teaching methods. 

Authentic Jazz dance instructor:
http://www.AuthenticJazzDancet.com/   blrmdnc@aol.com
Victoria Leach
Combing Jazz and moderndance
2204 westcourt lane #212
Herndon VA 20170 

Absolutely DANCE!:
http://www.absolutelydance.com/   webmaster@absolutelydance.com
This site offers numerous resources to those wanting to learn to dance, including wedding dance lessons in all kinds of dance. A good resource for all kinds of dancers. 

HIPHOP DANCE VIDEOS:
http://www.hiphop-dance-videos.com   2xpand@comcast.net
lEARN HIP HOP DANCING ON DVD. FREE VIDEO CLIP SAMPLES. ONE DVD FEATURES A SPOOKY ROUTINE SIMILAR TO MICHAEL JACKSON'S THRILLER MUSIC VIDEO. 

BodyWorks By Chandani Middle Eastern Belly Dancing:
http://www.chandani.net   chandani@cheerful.com
BodyWorks By Chandani teaches group belly dance classes, private lessons and specialized workshops to beginner through advanced students. 

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