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An American Ballroom Companion 
A "collection of over two hundred social dance manuals at the Library of Congress" spanning 400 years from 1490 to 1920 with "75 video clips that illustrate portions of the Dance Instruction Manuals." Includes "antidance manuals, histories, treatises on etiquette... historical information on theatrical dance," and more.

American Ballet Theatre 
American Ballet Theatre is recognized as one of the great dance companies in the world. Few ballet companies equal ABT for its combination of size, scope and outreach. Recognized as a living national treasure since its founding in 1940, ABT annually tours the United States, performing for more than 600,000 people, and is the only major cultural institution to do so.

The American Dance Therapy Association  
"The American Dance Therapy Association is the national professional support organization for Dance/Movement Therapists." This site provides links to information regarding local chapters, dance therapy definitions, contacts, articles, related sites and training.

Ballet Western Reserve 
For more than forty years, Ballet Western Reserve has been a fixture of the Youngstown area’s cultural scene. Founded by a parents organization in 1962 as the Youngstown Symphony Ballet, it expanded in 1979 to become the regional Ballet Western Reserve. BWR is a non-profit organization committed to offering the highest quality of classes for children and adults at various levels of ability.  The school enrolls approximately three hundred students from the age of three to adult.  Professional training is offered in ballet, pointe, pas de deux, creative movement, pre-ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, pilates, and yoga.

CyberDance, created in 1995, is an extensive internet dance database containing thousands of links to classical
ballet and modern dance resources on the Internet.

Dance Kids 
It's the website for kids who love to dance--a fun site with dance-related games, pictures, stories, and puzzles.

Dance Magazine  
A monthly magazine in both print and online formats, DM focuses on dance as an art. The magazine contains a performance calendar, many articles related to dance, news about dance companies worldwide, and a listing of dance studios around the world with contact information.

Dance USA  
"Dance/USA, the national service organization for not-for-profit professional dance, seeks to advance the artform of dance by addressing the needs, concerns and interests of professional dance. Dance/USA offers a variety of programs and works with organizations within and outside the arts field with whom it shares common goals. Founded in 1982, Dance/USA's membership currently consists of 125 ballet, modern, ethnic, jazz and tap companies, 33 dance service and presenting organizations, and 112 individuals concerned with the future of professional dance."  
A website devoted to Spanish flamenco culture: dancing, guitar playing, and singing.

Free to Dance  
Free to Dance chronicles the role of African American dancers and choreographers in the United States. It includes a timeline and biographies.

Huapala: Hawaiian Music and Hula Archive  
An extensive collection of traditional Hawaiian song, dance, and tradition.

Joffrey Ballet of Chicago 
Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino's uniquely American vision of dance first took form in 1956. The original company consisted of six dynamic and highly individual dancers. While Robert Joffrey stayed in New York to teach ballet classes and earn money to pay the dancers' salaries, Gerald Arpino led the troupe across America's heartland, in a station wagon that pulled a U-Haul trailer. Their repertoire of original ballets by Robert Joffrey set them apart from other small touring companies, who often performed scaled-down versions of the classics. From the beginning, Joffrey and Arpino wanted a company that came out of their roots, out of America.

Learn to Ballroom Dance Online 
If you have always wanted to learn how to ballroom dance but never knew where to start, this is the right place for you. You can start learning the Waltz, Fox Trot and Swing by looking at our Learn-Online sections, or you can browse through our Dance Tips section.

New York City Ballet 
Located at Lincoln Center, this ballet site contains schedules, ticket sales, repertory, dancers and a ballet trivia game.

Renaissance Dance 
"Here you will find information on everything to do with European dance from the 15th to early 17th centuries." This site includes drawings and photographs from primary and secondary sources and a comprehensive bibliography.

Salsa & Merengue  
Available in both English and Spanish, this site explores the Latin genres salsa and merengue through music and dance. Histories of both genres are included as well as a glossary of terms.

San Francisco Ballet 
As America’s oldest professional ballet company, San Francisco Ballet has enjoyed a long and rich tradition of artistic “firsts” since its founding in 1933, performing the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, as well as the first 20th-century American Coppélia. A lively, vital ensemble, San Francisco Ballet is one of the three largest ballet companies in the United States.

Sapphire Swan Dance Directory  
This directory features links from all over the world to pages about almost every type of dance, including Ballet, Ballroom, Contra, Folk, Morris, Historical, Morns, Square, Tango, Swing, and Lindy. The dance schools have dates, times, and the cities and the theatres that they are performing at this year. Need help with ballet terms or how about finding your perfect costume to Tango in? Want to take dance lessons? You can find a dance school that suits you, and one that is close to where you live. The directory also has links to the best and latest dance products from big dance companies.  If you love dancing, this site is for you!

Tap Dance Organizations 
Learn about tap dancing with the glossary of terms and notation, brief history of tap, tap steps, a directory of tap companies and performers, tap dance calendar, and more on this site.