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Books at UMKC

Introductory/Overview Books

History of Western Dance

History of Dance

Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

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  • What kind of dance?  Ballet? Modern? Jazz? For starters?
  • Dance of a particular country or ethnic group?
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Dance of particular countries, e.g.:

  • Dance Greece
  • Dance United States

Particular dancers or choreographers:

  • Graham, Martha
  • Balanchine, George

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