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Dance Collections Database Project (DCDb)

Ruth St. Denis

Collection of Bonne Homsey

Greek Theater Program

Collection of Cecilia Nakamura

Dance Collections Database (DCDb) is a free, online tool matching dance professionals/companies with institutions to house archival resources and ephemera.  DCDb was developed by Dance Heritage Coalition, Los Angeles Dance Foundation, and Arizona State University School of Dance with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Click to listen to the DCDb Introductory videotape.


Click to create a DCDb “Profile”
Register a Profile either as
“Dance Professional” (dancers, choreographers, companies and organizations, educators, historians, writers, presenters, agents, production designers)
Or “Institution” with dance collections

Founded in 1992, Dance Heritage Coalition is the national alliance of institutions with collections documenting the history of dance.  It also serves as a think tank and convener for the dance heritage field.
Publications:  Documenting Dance, Dance Videotapes at Risk, A Copyright Primer for the Dance Community, Magnetic Storage and Tape Handling.
Resources:   Information about Dance Archive Assessment and Records Management, Fair Use practices, and funding sources.

Visit Dance Heritage Coalition at

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Collection of Barbara Perry

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