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Arts & Education Organizations:

Alliance for the Arts
Americans for the Arts
Arts Education Partnership
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
BBC Schools Online
California State PTA Online
Coming Up Taller
Council of Chief State School Officers - State Education Accountability Systems
Creative Educational Systems
Cultural Funding: Federal Opportunities
Education Policy Institute
The Educational Alliance Art School
Electronic Library
Empire State Partnership Project
Foundation Center 
Getty Museum Education 
The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Green Map System Mapping of Green, Cultural, and Special Places - Project in NYC Schools
Futures Channel
The Kennedy Center - Arts Edge
Library of Congress National Digital Library American Memory Collections
National Art Education Association
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
National Commission on Teaching & America's Future
National Council for Teacher Accreditation
National Endowment for Arts
National Edowment for the Humanities
National Staff Development Council
New York City Arts in Education Roundtable 
New York Foundation for the Arts
New York State Council on the Arts
New York State Art Teachers Association
New Visions for Public Schools
NYC Kids Arts Online - Alliance For the Arts (Kids Culture Calendar & Kids Culture Catalog)
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs 
New York State Alliance for Arts Education 
New York State Summer School of the Arts
Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology - Grants 
President's Committee on the the Arts and the Humanities 
Central Michigan University Libraries
Saber Culture 
Teachers College - Columbia University 
The Tech Museum of Innovation 
Teaching Matters
United Federation of Teachers 
U.S. Department of Education

Grant Writing & Fundraising:

Distance Education Clearinghouse
Foundation Center
Federal Resources For Educational Excellence

GPO Access
The Grants Action New is available on the Assemble web page
The Grantsmanship Center
National Art Education Foundation
Nonprofit Gateway
ScienceWise Alert
U.S. Department of Education

Funding Sources For Computers & Internet Access:

American School Directory 
Asante Technologies, Inc.
Paul G. Allen Virtual Education Foundation 


Dance Supplies:

Sprung Wood Dance Floors / Installation and composite dance floor surfaces

Floors should always be sprung to prevent injury. Both permanently installed sprung floors and removable sprung wood floors are available. Inquire whether the vendor will install for you. Floor surface should be consistent with the kind of dancing your children will be doing, in terms of traction and durability. A variety of composite removable floor surfaces is also available. These generally come in rolls 5-feet wide at the length you desire. To install, lay out the rolls side by side and tape the seams and the edges with gaffer's tape or with a special clear tape. Consider whether the children will be dancing in bare feet (less traction needed), in ballet slippers (more traction needed), or in rubber-soled shoes such as sneakers or jazz shoes (medium traction needed). If many forms of dance will be performed on it, use a composite floor surface that is designed for multiuse dancing. If tap dance is one of the forms, the surface has to be durable enough and hard enough to withstand the wear and tear. Ask your vendor for help with all this. They are the experts and will expect these questions.

American Harlequin Corporation

1531 Glen Ave, Moorestown, NJ 08057
Phone: 856-234-5505; Fax: 856-231-4403


P.A. Basileo, General Manager

Choice Floors. Inc.

510 W. 46 St., Philadelphia, PA 19143
Phone: 800-720-8099; Fax: 215-386-5565
Erwin B. Goldberg, General Manager

Haywood-Berk Floor Company Inc.

180 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014
Phone: 212-242-0047, Fax: 212-242-0995
Roger Berk, President

Stage Step

2000 Hamilton St., suite C200, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 800-523-0960 or direct line, 215-829-9800; Fax: 800-877-3342
Randy Swartz, President
Barres & mirrors also available


1400 Coppermine Terrace, Balitmore, MD 21209
Phone: 410-337-7781 or 800-922-3375; Fax: 410-337-0471
E-mail:; Web:
Barres also available


Alva's Dance and Theatrical Supply
1417 W. 8 St.; San Pedro, CA 90732
Phone: 310-519-1314; Fax: 310-831-6110
E-mail:; Web:
Sandy Eallace, Office Manager

Ballet Barres Inc.

5705 W. Sligh Ave. or P.O. Box 261206, Tampa, FL 33685
Phone: 800-767-1199, 813-884-9203; Fax: 813-884-6910
Paul Ellis, Owner


Mirrorlite Products, Inc.
P.O. Box 227, Irvington, NY 10533
Phone: 914-591-8700; Fax: 914-591-8859
Norman Rabinowitz, Marketing Manager
Phone: 914-591-8100 x3011; E-mail:

Mirror Wholesale

Dance Division; Phone: 800-801-1841

Costumes, dancewear and footwear for classes

Capezio Dance Theater Shop
1650 Broadway @ 51st. St., 2nd floor, New York, NY, 10019
Brandon Currie, Accounts Manager
Phone: 212-757-4015; Fax: 212-245-1699

Discount Dance Supply

Jon Cohen, Sales Manager, Theatricals/Discount Dance Supply
Phone: 978-526-7107 (office); 978-376-4886 (cell)

Sansha New York

1717 Broadway, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-246-6212; Fax: 212-956-7052
Wholesale: Sansha (USA) Inc.
1508 Manhattan Ave, Union City, NJ 07087
Phone: 201-392-8029; Fax: 201-392-8505

Dance Periodicals & Listings:

Dance Magazine
Dance Teacher Magazine
Dance Spirit Magazine  
Pointe Magazine
The Village Voice
Time Out New York 

Dance Education Organizations:

Acceptd - College Audition Guide for High School Dance Students
Andrea Rizzo Foundation - Drea's Dream 
Arizona Dance Education Organization
California Dance Education Association
Cecchetti Council of America 
C-I Training  
Congress on Research in Dance
Dance Curriculum Designs
Dance Education Laboratory 
Dance Educators of America
Dance Heritage Coalition
Dance Life Retreat Center
Dance Magazine College Guide 
Dance Notation Bureau 
Dance Now! Miami
Dizzy Feet Foundation
Harkness Center for Dance Injuries
Human Kinetics
InspirEd Arts Resources
Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies
Language of Dance Center 
Lineage Dance
Luna Institute 
National Dance Association
National Dance Education Organization  
New York State Dance Education Association 
Princeton Book Company  
Society of Dance History Scholars
Taylor and Francis Publishers  

College/University Dance Programs:

California Institute of the Arts
College at Brockport 
Dean College
Drexel University
Gustavus Aldophus College  
Hofstra University
Hunter College  
New World School of the Arts 
New York University / Steinhardt
New York University / Tisch
Rutgers University
Temple University
University of Illinois
Utah Valley University
Wayne State University



Bedford Interactive Productions  
Mettler Studios


General Resources:

Music Educators Association of New York City
Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation
World Of Expression - Scholarships for High School Seniors 

Choral Affiliated Organizations - National Or Northeast:

American Choral Directors Association 
American Guild of English Handbell Ringers 
American Guild of Organists 
American Orff Schulwerk Association 
American Society for Jewish Music
Barbershop Harmony Society
Choristers Guild 
Choral Arts New England
Chorus America
Gospel Music Workshop of America
Guild of Temple Musicians
Music Teachers National Association  
MENC National Association of Music Educators (formerly Music Educators National Conference)  
National Association of Church Musicians 
National Association for Pastoral Musicians
National Association of Schools of Music  
National Association of Teachers of Singing 
National Collegiate Choral Organization  
Organization of American Kodaly Educators  
Pennsylvania Collegiate Choral Organization
Sweet Adelines International (headquarters in Oklahoma)
Vocal Area Network


Acting & Performance:

The Actor Source
Game Guide
Get Your Act Together
Improvisational Theatre Structures  
National Storytelling Network
Story Theater
The Spolin Center
TheatrGROUP Method Acting

Arts Advocacy/Funding:

Americans for the Arts 
New York State Council on the Arts
The New York State Foundation for the Arts 
The New York State Theatre Education Association

Costumes & Makeup:

Angel Mask
Alter Years
Stage Supply
Broadway Costumes
Costume History & Research
Elizabethan Costuming Page
Encore Theatrical Supply
Graftobian Theatrical Makeup  
Historic Enterprises
History in the Making  
The History of Costume
Mainstage Theatrical Supply  
Makeup FX
Mask Making
Mehron Makeup
TDF Costume Collection 
The Costume Gallery 
The Costume Site

Plays & Playwriting:

Applause Books 

International Assoc. of Theater for Children and Young People/USA 
Bakers Plays Online 
Children's Theatre Plays
Dramatists Play Service  
The Dramatists Guild of America
Internet Theatre Bookshop
Kids 4 Broadway
Musical Plays for Musically Timid Teachers
New Dramatists
New Plays for Children
Plays & Playwriting 
Playwriting 101
Plays Magazine  
Playwrights Noticeboard 
Playwrights Project
TheatreFolk Original Plays
Young Playwrights 


KMR Scripts


Folger Shakespeare Library
Proper Elizabethan Accents
Mr. William Shakespeare & the Internet
Shakespeare Magazine
Shakespeare Online

Shakespeare at eNotes
Shakespeare Illustrated
Plays of William Shakespeare  
Surfing with the Bard 

Technical Theater:

Design & Technical Production for High Schools
Technical Theater Resources  
Tools for Stagecraft

Theater Education:

Alliance of Resident Theatres
American Alliance for Theatre and Education
American Theatre Wing
Artslynx Theatre Education
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
Creative Drama and Theatre Education
McCoy's Guide to Theatre Studies 
National Standards for Theatre Education
New York State Theatre Education Association
ProTeacher Drama Resources
The Educational Theatre Association
Theater Database 
Theatre History  
Theatre Resources  
Theatre-Link Resources
WWW Virtual Library of Theatre & Dance

Visual Arts

Art in Progress
Guggenheim Museum 
International Sculpture Center  
Materials for the Arts
Metropolitan Museum of Art - Education
Museums around the UK on the Web 
Museum Links 
National Gallery of Art
Oil on canvas - BBC 
Studio in a School Association, Inc.
Vincent VanGogh  
Visual Artist: Information Hotline  
WebMuseum: Artist Index
Whitney Museum of American Art

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