Dancin’ in the Rain: A Bit of Portland Dance History – 1900 to 1954
By Carol Shults and Martha Ullman West ©2000

A Century of Dance in Portland (OBT playbill articles from the 1996/97 season)
By Carol Shults, OBT Historian

Book & Media Resources

Many thanks to All Classical 89.9 radio and Classical Millennium for their recommendations. All books and dvds are available through Multnomah County Library. All cds and dvds are available at Classical Millennium.

About Ballet

If you’re looking for good introductory books about ballet:
Ballet: An Illustrated History, Mary Clarke and Clement Crisp
The Magic of Dance, Margot Fonteyn

About George Balanchine


Balanchine: A Biography, Bernard Taper
Writing in the Dark, Dancing in the New Yorker, Arlene Croce


Choreography by Balanchine, New York City Ballet/Dance in America
Balanchine: A Two-part Biography , Great Performances/American Masters

About Jerome Robbins

Book | Jerome Robbins: His Life, His Theater, His Dance, Deborah Jowitt

Websites for Educators

National Dance Education Organization
The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is an autonomous non-profit organization dedicated to promoting standards of excellence in dance education by providing the dance artist and the dance educator a network of resources and support, a base for advocacy, and access to programs and projects that focus on the importance of dance in the human experience.

The Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
ARTSEDGE — the National Arts and Education Network — supports the placement of the arts at the center of the curriculum and advocates creative use of technology to enhance the K-12 educational experience. ARTSEDGE empowers educators to teach in, through, and about the arts by providing the tools to develop interdisciplinary curricula that fully integrate the arts with other academic subjects. ARTSEDGE offers free, standards-based teaching materials for use in and out of the classroom, as well as professional development resources, student materials, and guidelines for arts-based instruction and assessment.

Mathmatics and Dance

Physical Education and Dance
(Scroll down to “In the Groove”)

Oregon Alliance for Arts Education

Dance Education Resources

Minds in Motion

World Wide Arts Resources Corporation