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Resources at the UVA Library

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Searching with Subject Headings

This is a small sampling of the many subject headings for Dance. 

  • Dance and Children
  • Literature and Dance
  • Feminism and Dance
  • Dance and Globalization
  • Art and Dance
  • Dance Orchestra Music
  • Dance--Social Aspects

Browsing with Intent

By definition, browsing makes you think of idly wandering stacks waiting for serendipity to lead you to the perfect book, but thanks to the Library of Congress call number system, you can do even better: browsing with intent!

Call numbers don't just tell you where a book is in the stacks, they can tell you what you're looking at too. If you know what to look for, that is.

The call number range for Dance is GV1580-GV1799. This is the area where you will find most of the Dance books, but within this range, books are grouped based on the aspect of Dance a book deals with.

Subject Call Number Area
Dance Criticism GV1600
Dance Biographies GV1785
Dance and Technology GV1588.7
Dance in Art N8217.D3
Dance in Photography TR817.5
Dance in Movies and TV N8217.D3
Dance for Children GV1799
Dance for People with Disabilities GV1799.2
Dance Therapy (mental) RC489.D3
Dance Therapy (physical) RM931.D35
Choreography GV1587
Dance Equipment and Supplies GV1735
Dance Production and Direction GV1782
Dance Stage Setup and Scenery GV1782
Dance Study and Teaching GV1589-GV1589.4