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The Dance Archive

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Who we are

Established in 1972, the Dance Archive is an endowed collection in the University Libraries' Special Collections and Archives. The Dance Archive serves to advance education and engagement with resources across all genres of dance and movement, with an emphasis on the American West.

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The Dance Archive Website Screen Grab

The Dance Archive collections

CBGDL Collections

The Dance Archive collections contain a variety of formats including: documents, rare books and journals, textiles, and audiovisual materials. University Libraries contains many dance-related publication that circulate. Rare books and other Special Collections materials require patrons to visit our Reading Room. 


The Dance Archive hosts three annual events, including an annual meeting, Legends of Dance Awards, and a trip to the Vail Dance Festival.

Legends of Dance

Support the Dance Archive

Friends of The Dance Archive, an active community of dance lovers and advocates, dedicated to the support of The Dance Archive's collections.

Give here to support The Dance Archive collections and programs through a monetary donation.

Contact information

Katherine Crowe, Curator
Special Collections and Archives

Nathalie Proulx, Archivist
The Dance Archive