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Arts Toolkit

Arts Toolkit: Dance Links

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:

  • dancer Great Performances
    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.

Dance Companies/Organizations

Many of America's premier dance companies have web sites. Here are a few to visit:

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

  • Artsedge
    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 Resources

Arts Toolkit Artists

Some of the artists featured in the Dance Arts Toolkit offer educational programs and have web sites:

600 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 (859) 258-7000 (800) 432-0951