Published: July 2006
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In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

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Anderson, Jack. Ballet and Modern Dance: A Concise History. Princeton Book Company, 1992.

Dils, Ann. Moving History/Dancing Cultures: A Dance History Reader. Wesleyan University Press, 2001.

Dong, Lorraine. "The Forbidden City Legacy and Its Chinese American Women." Chinese America: History and Perspectives (1992), 125-148.

Frank, Rusty. The Greatest Tap Dance Stars and Their Stories, 1900-1955, revised edition Da Capo Press, 1994.

Jonas, Gerald. Dancing: The Pleasure, Power, and Art of Movement. Harry N. Abrams, 1998.

Reynolds, Nancy, and Malcolm McCormick. No Fixed Points: Dance in the Twentieth Century. Yale University Press, 2003.

Travis, Doris Eaton. he Days We Danced: The Story of My Theatrical Family From Florenz Ziegfeld to Arthur Murray and Beyond. University of Oklahoma Press, 2003.

NGS Resources

Guillermoprieto, Alma. "Tango, Soul of a Nation" National Geographic (December 2003), 34-53.

"Dancing the Night Away." National Geographic Traveler (October 2003), 121.