Dance Handbook

In the following pages you will find excerpts from The Dance Handbook, written by Allen Robertson and Donald Hutera and published by Longman in 1988.

‘The Dance Handbook is an active reference book. Above all, it is meant to be used as a guidebook to performance, for anyone – at whatever level of knowledge – who has been moved by dance, and who wants to know more.’

The Dance Handbook is no longer available, but the excerpts below provide a wealth of information about dance in the last century and help to put the Dance Consortium Tours into context.

1900 – Isadora Duncan and the Birth of Modern Dance
1933 – Modern Ballet
1961 – The Ballet Boom
1962 – The Dance Explosion
1989 – Everything Old is New Again