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Dance Research Guide

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Browsing the Collections

The University of Hawaii Libraries use the Library of Congress classification system in each of the major collections. Dance materials generally fall within the range of GV 1580 - GV 1799. Within that range, some of the principal subdivisions are listed below and are useful for browsing the collections.

  • GV 1585 - Dictionaries, encyclopedias
  • GV 1587 - Terminology, abbreviations, notation
  • GV 1587.5 - Directories
  • GV 1588 - Philosophy (and theory)
  • GV 1589- Study and teaching
  • GV 1590-GV 1594 - General works
  • GV 1595 - Special aspects of the subject as a whole
  • GV 1596 - Pictorial works
  • GV 1596.5 - Juvenile works
  • GV 1597 - Dancing as a profession
  • GV 1600 - Dance criticism, appreciation
  • GV 1645-GV 1728 - Dance history (and historical dance)
  • GV 1743 - National dances. Folk dances and dancing (General)
  • GV 1746-GV 1771 - Social dancing. Ballroom dancing
  • GV 1781-GV 1795 - Theatrical dancing (Biography: GV 1785)
  • GV 1796 - Special dances.
  • M 1450 - Dance music
  • M 1520 - M 1526 Ballets (full scores, piano scores, excerpts)
  • QM 1- QM 511 - General human anatomy
  • QP 1 - QP 345 - General physiology
  • RC 1220 - Sports medicine - Dance

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Films on Demand - search by Subject (Dance, Performing Arts)

       Films on Demand: Finding Aid

Kanopy Streaming Video

Ethnographic Video Online: Volume III, Indigenous Voices - search Dance


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