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DANC 10453 - Dance in World Cultures: Home

Welcome to the world of dance!

  The Castles in America Dances! 1897-1948 / Dance in Video database   A Dance the Gods Yearn to Witness / Dance in Video database   Steppin - Cinema Guild, 2005 / ; GV1624.7 A34 S74 (trailer via YouTube)   The Firebird - Royal Ballet, 2002 / Dance in Video database   So You Think You Can Dance, Season 10, Top 12 /   Carmina Burana - Frequent Flyers Productions Aerial Dance Theatre   Dances of LIfe, 2004 / GV1728.P3 D36 2005 ; trailer,  

Research project help

Contact the Dance Research Librarian (below) for lists of books, articles and videos to give you a head start on your term project, or for general library how-tos, help with locating items and more.  Also check out the Ask a Librarian page.

Dance Librarian

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Laura Ruede
TCU Box 298400, Fort Worth, TX 76129

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. FrogScholar Dance search >
  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 collections of online 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

Area dance events

If you need to attend a dance concert for your class, try attending one of TCU's dance concerts.  For a wider selection of events, KERA's Art & Seek Dance page offers lists of upcoming community events: