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a guide to outstanding dance resources for research and enrichment

Dance in the metroplex

KERA's Art & Seek Dance page highlights Dance happenings in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, along with theater.  Other metroplex events are detailed at and the North Texas Dance Council offers an "Area Performances" page, blogs, and Dance!, highlighting area companies, activities and events.  TCU dance events / College of Fine Arts  

Dance Online: Dance in Video

La Dame aux Camelias, available with hundreds of other titles in the Dance Online: Dance in Video database (click the photo to play the video). Click the Videos tab above for more great video sources.

La Dame aux Camelias / Dance in Video database (Alexander Street Press)

Search tools

There are three major tools for finding material for your research projects.  Here's a quick summary of those tools.  Click on the FrogScholar & the catalog tab above for a further look.

  FrogScholar is a flexible, Google-like search tool available from the search box at, accessing everything that the catalog does, PLUS most of TCU's databases, connecting you to books, journal and newspaper articles, videos and more.
  The TCU Library catalog is a precision tool for obtaining information on books, DVDs, journals and more, with direct access to some online materials like ebooks and streaming videos.  It does NOT find articles within journals.  The catalog is available from the library homepage or
  Databases are specialized online collections of materials such as journal articles, book chapters, images/music/videos, maps, reports, statistics and much more.  Each database vendor (for example, Alexander Street Press) has its own search interface.  Find the databases from the center section at and from most of the Patron Services pages.

Dance news

Here are some of the latest dance stories from the New York Times.  For MORE NEWS go to Arts Journal; also check out the Current dance news and review sources box in this guide.

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Dance Research Librarian

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Laura Ruede
TCU Box 298400, Fort Worth, TX 76129