Links for Students and Teachers
PBS provides the nation with access to some of the best dance performances in the world as well as profiles of dancers and choreographers. Check out these sites:
Select “Dance” for access to performances and educational materials related to American Ballet Theatre, Paul Taylor, the Royal Ballet, Bob Fosse, and others. The Free To Dance section explores the crucial role of African-American choreographers and dancers in the development of modern dance as an American art form.
- American Masters
Look for information about George Balanchine, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Gene Kelly, Alwin Nikolais, and Paul Taylor, among others.
Many of America's premier dance companies have web sites. Here are a few to visit:
- American Ballet Theatre.
ABT's interactive Online Ballet Dictionary includes a wide variety of terms, many of them demonstrated by ABT dancers.
- Dance Theatre of Harlem
- New York City Ballet
- Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance
- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Check the American Dance Festival web site for access to a wide variety of modern dance companies as well as a history of modern dance.
Dance Lesson Plans
Hosted by the Kennedy Center, this site includes lots of dance lesson plans.
- PBS TeacherSource
Includes an Arts & Literature section with lesson plans and an e-newsletter that keeps you updated on PBS arts resources.
- Kentucky Department of Education Teaching Tools
Provides access to standards-based resources, including arts curriculum documents.
- Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
Performance schedules and information on professional development opportunities.
- Kentucky Arts Council
Information about artists' residencies, touring programs, funding opportunities, and other educational resources.
Arts Toolkit Artists
Some of the artists featured in the Dance Arts Toolkit offer educational programs and have web sites: