• Useful Web-links

American Ballet Theatre’s Online Ballet Dictionary(170 terms from the Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet, which are then demonstrated by ABT Company dancers)

Balletco in Archive (archive of a ballet web magazine that stopped producing issues in 2012)

Ballet Lite – learn your ballet terminology.  An app to download on iTunes or for your android device.

Creating Cinderella: Behind the scenes of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s fairytale production

DanceTabs (articles and reviews of ballet)

New York City Ballet

NYPL Digital Collections

Paris Opera

Scottish Ballet

Dance Direct (online ballet stockists of dancewear and shoes)

Royal Opera House News

  • Dance Blogs

Gyrotonic Blog

If the Pointe Shoe Fits… (written by Kathryn Morgan, soloist at NYC Ballet)

Setting The Barre (blog of a professional dancer)

The Ballet Blog (also has articles looking at pointe, injuries, flexibility and improving technique)

The Ballet Bag (feature dancers, companies, performances, and dance media)

The Dance Blog

Tyler Talks (about life as principal dancer of NYC Ballet)

Whittaker Live

  • Library Printed Materials

Printed journals (available in the library):

Dance Europe

Dance Gazette

Dancing Times


Ranging from classical to contemporary productions from many different companies as well as documentaries and gyrokentic movement.

They can be found at 808.82 DAN in the DVD section of the library.


Ballet books are located at 792.8 to 792.845 and cover education, research, history, choreography and productions.

  • Library E-Resources


American Journal of Dance Therapy

Dance Research

Journal of Dance Education

Theatre, Dance and Performance Training


Dance in Video: volume 1

Digital Theatre Plus (streams productions from the Royal Ballet)

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance (with Full Text)


The Ballets Russes and Beyond: Music and Dance in Belle-Epoque Paris

Dancing genius; the stardom of Vaslav Nijinsky

Balanchine the teacher: fundamentals that shaped the first generation of New York City Ballet dancers

I, Maya Plisetskaya

  • Reflective Practice


Learning journals: a handbook for reflective practice and professional development

Library Catalogue:

Click here to look at a search in the library catalogue for reflective practice

  • Organisations


International Dance Teachers Association

Royal Academy of Dance

Scottish Dance Theatre