Suzanne Farrell
Dance Heritage Coalition
  • DHC is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance. Its mission is to preserve, make accessible, enhance and augment the materials that document the artistic accomplishments in dance of the past, present, and future.
Lew Christensen
Dance Heritage Coalition
  • DHC is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance. Its mission is to preserve, make accessible, enhance and augment the materials that document the artistic accomplishments in dance of the past, present, and future.
Verne and Irene Castle
Dance Heritage Coalition
  • DHC is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance. Its mission is to preserve, make accessible, enhance and augment the materials that document the artistic accomplishments in dance of the past, present, and future.
Hip-Hop
Dance Heritage Coalition
  • DHC is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance. Its mission is to preserve, make accessible, enhance and augment the materials that document the artistic accomplishments in dance of the past, present, and future.
The Nutcracker
Dance Heritage Coalition
  • DHC is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance. Its mission is to preserve, make accessible, enhance and augment the materials that document the artistic accomplishments in dance of the past, present, and future.
Jack Cole, Florence Lessing
Dance Heritage Coalition
  • DHC is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance. Its mission is to preserve, make accessible, enhance and augment the materials that document the artistic accomplishments in dance of the past, present, and future.
Dance Heritage Coalition
  • DHC is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance. Its mission is to preserve, make accessible, enhance and augment the materials that document the artistic accomplishments in dance of the past, present, and future.
Busby Berkeley
Dance Heritage Coalition
  • DHC is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance. Its mission is to preserve, make accessible, enhance and augment the materials that document the artistic accomplishments in dance of the past, present, and future.

Treasures:

  • Suzanne Farrell
  • Lew Christensen
  • Verne and Irene Castle
  • Hip-Hop
  • The Nutcracker
  • Jack Cole, Florence Lessing
  • American Bandstand
  • Busby Berkeley

What's New at the Dance Heritage Coalition

DHC Executive Director Libby Smigel receives the 2014 Dixie Durr Award for Outstanding Service to Dance Research by the Congress on Research in Dance! Read More...

DHC's Artist-Driven Archives blog shows the shift of archiving from an end-of-career process to a process that engages dance artists in developing more meaningful, individual, living ways to document their work and connect with their audiences. Learn More...



  • Artist's Legacy Toolkit


    The Artist's Legacy Toolkit is Now Available to help you preserve your legacy.
    Above: Image of an exhibit of recent acquisitions to the dance collections, reproduced by Nicole Topich at the Library of Congress Performing Arts Division.

  • Hidden Collections


    7 archives and Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC) partnered to process seminal dance collections that are the Foundations of Dance Research.
    Above: Gower and Marge Champion from the Marge Champion collection. Photograph by Nicole Topich. Courtesy of the Music Division of the Library of Congress.

  • 113 Dance Treasures


    America's Irreplaceable Dance Treasures is now an online exhibition with 12 new treasures.
    Above: Sophie Maslow in her 1942 work Folksay. Photograph from the archives of the American Dance Festival.


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