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The Ohio University Music and Dance Library

Music and Dance The Music and Dance Library is located in Robert Glidden Hall on the 5th floor, not in Alden Library, but in building number 40 on the map of North Green. The collection reflects the course offerings and faculty interests in the School of Music, School of Dance, Film, and Theater- Dance Division, and School of Interdisciplinary Arts.

Sigman, Gregory

Library Specialist

Arts & Archives

530 Glidden Hall

(740) 593-4255


The National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD)

NASD, founded in 1981, is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities. It has approximately 75 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials.

Institutional Membership is gained only through the peer review process of accreditation. Individual Membership is available by application.

NASD provides information to potential students and parents, consultations, statistical information, professional development; and policy analysis.

NASD has an extensive publications program.

This web site is intended to provide general assistance regarding the operation of NASD including the accreditation process. Requests for further information may be directed to the National Office staff. NASD accepts no responsibility for the content of any information or web site attached to this site.


















The American College Dance Festival (ACDFA)

The American College Dance Festival Association's primary focus is to support and promote the wealth of talent and creativity that is prominent throughout college and university dance departments. ACDFA's sponsorship of regional conferences and the national dance festival provides the venue for students and faculty to engage in three days of performances, workshops, panels, and master classes taught by instructors from around the region and country. The conferences also provide the unique opportunity for students and faculty to have their dance works adjudicated by a panel of nationally recognized dance professionals in an open and constructive forum. Culminating with the presentation of pieces selected for their exemplary artistic quality, the conferences are the primary means for college and university dance programs to perform outside their own academic setting and be exposed to the diversity of the national college dance world.

ACDFA has established 12 regions throughout the country for organizational purposes and maintains a strong regional structure through its regional directors and institutional membership to help facilitate the exchange of information. Colleges and universities may attend any regional conference and may present one or two works for adjudication.

ACDFA also sponsors the National College Dance Festival. A biennial event, the National Festival showcases works selected from each regional conference for presentation on three gala concerts. The National Festival is usually held at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater in Washington, DC.


The American Dance Guild (ADG)

ADG is dedicated to supporting artists and bringing the dance community together. Each year we hold an annual festival in New York City with work by 30-40 choreographers from around the globe. At each festival we honor two master choreographers from the past and include performances of their work along with emerging choreographers ranging from modern to post-modern to performance art to cultural hybrids. Some of our other activities include low-tech bare bones performances in New York City as well as in the surrounding area, a forum online for the exchange of ideas and information, and an opportunity each year to apply for a scholarship to Jacob's Pillow.


The Congress on Research Dance (CORD)

The CORD is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for dance professionals from a broad range of specialties to exchange ideas, resources, and methodologies through publication, international and regional conferences, and workshops. We encourage research in all aspects of dance and related fields and promote the accessibility of research materials.

Mission Statement: CORD promotes a globally inclusive respectful dialogue around embodied and discursive approaches to dance research. Building on the rich legacy of dance scholarship, CORD advances innovative and creative understandings of dance. Through mentorship, advocacy, and outreach, CORD fosters an international community of current and future dance leaders.


The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD)


IABD preserves and promotes dance by people of African ancestry or origin, and assists and increases opportunities for artists in networking, funding, performance, education, audience development, philosophical dialogue, touring and advocacy.


OhioDance is a statewide organization that inclusively supports the diverse and vibrant practice of dance. The goals of OhioDance are to:

Recognize, advocate, and communicate the personal, social, and educational value of dance to all Ohioans.

Serve as a centralized source of relevant and current information and resources for diverse statewide constituencies.

Promote standards of excellence and opportunities in the field of dance.

Showcase the richness and diversity of dance by facilitating presentation opportunities.


Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS)

SDHS advances the field of dance studies through research, publication, performance, and outreach to audiences across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. As a constituent member of the American Council of Learned Societies, SDHS holds wide-ranging annual conferences; publishes new scholarship through its proceedings and book series; collaborates regularly with peer organizations in the U.S. and abroad; and presents yearly awards for exemplary scholarship, including the de la Torre Bueno Prize®.


The Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD)

ADAD is a national organization that supports the practice and appreciation of dance of the African Diaspora.


World Dance Allinace (WDA)

WDA is to serve as a primary voice for dance and dancers throughout the world, and encourages the exchange of ideas and the awareness of dance in all its forms.