Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Feel the Beat: It's International Dance Day!

Get out there and show us your best moves: it's International Dance Day! Ready to share your dance talent with the NCC campus? Join Acta Non Verba, the student dance club. Or select a credit or non-credit dance class to take -- such as Ballet, Ballroom Dancing, Swing or Country Western Line Dancing -- by visiting the Course Search section of the NCC web site. Be sure to designate whether you are interested in a credit or non-credit course.

To really get into the groove, check out some of these Library resources on the history of dance.

Before, Between, and Beyond: Three Decades of Dance Writing
by Sally Banes
GV 1599 .B36 2007 Stacks

Social Dancing in America: A History and Reference
by Ralph G. Giordano
GV 1623 .G56 2007 (2 vols.) Stacks, Main and Monroe

Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy
by Barbara Ehrenreich
GT 3940 .E47 2007 Stacks

Howling Near Heaven: Twyla Tharp and the Reinvention of Modern Dance
by Marcia B. Siegel
GV 1785 .T43 S54 2006 Stacks

Denishawn: The Birth of Modern Dance [DVD]
by June MacLaren Reed
GV 1783 .D46 2006 Media Tower

Tango: The Art History of Love
by Robert Farris Thompson
GV 1796 .T3 T46 2006 Stacks

New York City Ballet: The Complete Workout 1& 2 [DVD]
by Peter Martins
GV 505 .N49 2006 (2 vols.) Media Tower

Photo credit: "Poster from original production of West Side Story." New York: Artcraft, 1958. Artcraft poster collection, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Exhibition: West Side Story: Birth of a Classic. 27 April 2009. http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/westsidestory/introduction/

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