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Dance: Getting Started

includes modern and ethnic dance forms, body modalities, choreography, dance history, dance performance, improvisation

Using This Guide

This guide should help you start to discover the library resources available for your topic. Use the:

Reference Materials tab for an overview of your topic.

Books/E-books tab for more in-depth information on your topic.

Articles & Databases tab for current information on your topic.

Videos tab for library multimedia resources on your topic.

Web & Social Media tab for Internet resources on your topic.

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What is Dance?

Dancing Couple

"Dance is a vigorous and specialized area in the performing arts, and is unique in its ability to convey emotional and cultural values. Dance is physically demanding and requires a thorough understanding of aesthetic values. The Dance major at San Diego City College is one of six options in the Visual and Performing Arts Division. This program is primarily designed for the student who intends to transfer to San Diego State University, or to other universities that offer baccalaureate preparation in Dance. Additionally, the program provides an excellent foundation in dance for students interested in other performing arts fields or entry level into the workforce."--School catalog description.

This guide will help you get started finding information in these areas, including books, articles, web sites, and media materials.

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The Research Process

See the Research Step-by-Step guide for information on how to do library research.

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