CORD is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for dance professionals from a broad range of specialties to exchange ideas, resources, and methodologies through publication, international and regional conferences, and workshops.
DFA is dedicated to furthering the art of dance film. Connecting artists and organizations, fostering new works for new audiences, and sharing essential resources, DFA seeks to be a catalyst for innovation in and preservation of dance on camera.
The Dance Notation Bureau’s (DNB) mission is to advance the art of dance through the use of a system of notation. DNB does this by creating dance scores using the symbol system called Labanotation. This allows the dances to continue to be performed long after the lifetime of the artist. Dance scores function for dance the same way music scores function for music.
The Dance Studies Association (DSA) is an international organization of dance scholars, educators, and artists that aims to strengthen the visibility and increase the reach of dance as embodied practice, creative endeavor and intellectual discipline.
The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) preserves and promotes dance by people of African ancestry or origin, and assists and increases opportunities for artists in advocacy, audience development, education, funding, networking, performance, philosophical dialogue, and touring.
NDEO promotes high quality education in the art of dance; it also forges alliances with federal and state agencies and arts and education associations to support quality dance education at local, state, and national levels.
SDR is a British organization that aims to advance education and research into all forms of dance, to encourage the preservation of important source material and to engage in discussion, meetings and other activities that support research into dance.
SDHS advances the field of dance studies through research, publication, performance, and outreach to audiences across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. See "Resources" for events, job postings, useful web sites, and more.
This digital collection currently consists of images of the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and the American Ballet Theatre. Other companies will be added as digitization is completed.
The bulk of the Dance Collection is comprised of publicity and production photographs, prints, programs, and clippings pertaining to two thousand dancers and choreographers and four thousand dance companies from the United States and Europe. Coverage varies, but holdings are extensive for Ruth St. Denis, Kay Lenz, Mary Wigman, Katherine Litz, the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, and Sadler's Wells Ballet Co. Other holdings pertain to the Joffrey Ballet (established 1956); the impresario Marquis George de Cuevas (1886-1961) and his dance companies, ca. 1944-1962; and square dance and folk dance.
This site has links to multiple dance related resources including Treasures from the Cia Fornaroli Collection, the Claire Holt Collection of Indonesian Dance and Related Arts, and Dance in Photographs and Prints.
The Jacob’s Pillow Archives document the history of Jacob’s Pillow and the artists who have contributed to its legacy, with particular emphasis on Ted Shawn, Ted Shawn’s Men Dancers, and the Denishawn Company.