This subject guide will help you locate the resources you will find particularly useful when commencing your studies in this area. Here is the best place to find books, resources and a guide to appropriate websites.

Library Resources
AV Resources

Library Resources

The Library catalogue is a powerful searching tool. Use a basic keyword search to get you quickly to the resources you will find on our shelves. Here are some of keywords that you may care to use:

  • Ballet dancing
  • Ballroom dancing
  • Choreography
  • Folk dancing
  • Jazz Dance
  • Mambo (Dance)
  • Performing arts
  • Tap dancing -Waltz

Dewey Numbers

The following Dewey numbers can also help you find the resources on dance located on our shelves.

  • Ballet and modern dance = 792.8
  • Ballet productions = 792.84
  • Social and folk dancing = 792.3

Collection highlights

Take the time to look at the work of the photographer Lois Greenfield in Airborne: the new dance photography.

Would you like to work as a dancer? You need to borrow High Kicks: the essential guide to working as a dancer by Donna Ross.

Read the inspiring book by Ki Cunixn Mao's last dancer.

Look at the dynamic photographic essay created by Australian-born photographer, James Housten. Move with a foreword by Hugh Jackman. 

Reference material

Reference material can include dictionaries, encyclopaedia, yearbooks and almanacs. Reference material can be a way to determine basic information about a new or unfamiliar topic.

Online encyclopedia

You can also use Britannica Online via the database menu on our Homework Help website. You will need your User Name and Password to log on. This encyclopedia has an extensive range of images you can use. Britannica online also has inbuilt citation help.

AV Resources

Schools Spectacular - "... an outstanding showcase of the talent in NSW and Victorian public schools with ... diverse dancers, a world-class stage band and a huge number of outstanding solo acts." (Schools Spectacular, 2017)


Referencing Advice. TASC advice for Unit 4: Analysis and reflection notes 'In written work, learners will use appropriate written conventions such as correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, essay structure and referencing'. (p.8) TASC does not indicate a preferred citation/referencing style, so please check with your teacher for any preference they may have. The default referencing style used, if no other is preferred, is the Harvard or Author/Date system.

Go the Library's Referencing Guidelines for extended help in this area. The Library staff are always available to help you with any queries you may have in regard to referencing requirements for any research you are undertaking.

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