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  1.  Organizations
    1. General
    2. Organizations offering help with eating disorders

  1.  Organizations

    Sandi Kurtz has provided the following list of dance-related organizations:

    1. General

      American Dance Guild
      31 West 21st Street
      New York, N. Y. 10010
      (212) 627-3790
      Fax: (212) 675-9657
      A not-for-profit membership organization that serves the dance community with performance opportunities, conferences, workshops, scholarships, and publications. See section 5.2 for information about their periodical, American Dance.

      Congress on Research in Dance
      % Department of Dance
      Brockport, N. Y. 14420
      (716) 395-2590
      One of the few scholarly organizations, topics cover most aspects of dance, good journal

      Dance Critics Association
      POB 1882
      Old Chelsea Station
      New York, N. Y. 10011
      (212) 254-7905
      Mix of working critics and academics, newsletter

      Dance Heritage Coalition
      149 Harmon Ave
      Pelham, N. Y. 10803
      (914) 738-7185
      Catherine Johnson, Coordinator
      Working on preservation and scholarly issues, maintains Dance-HC, a listserve for dance

      Dance Notation Bureau
      33 West 21st Street
      New York, N. Y. 10010
      (212) 807-7899
      The Labanotation organization offers correspondence courses, too.

      Dance USA
      777-14th Street NW, Suite 540
      Washington, D. C. 20005
      (202) 628-0144
      Primarily for dance companies, but publishes newsletter on advocacy issues as well

      Florida Dance Assn.
      300 N.E. 2nd Ave., #1410
      Miami, Fla. 33132-2204
      (305) 347-3413

      Laban Institute of Movement Study
      11 East 4th Street
      New York, N. Y. 10003-6902
      (212) 477-4299
      The Laban Movement Analysis organization (separate from Labanotation)

      National Dance Association (American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance)
      1900 Association Drive
      Reston, Va. 22091-1599
      Dance through a PE perspective

      The Royal Academy of Dancing

      Society of Dance History Scholars
      % Angelika Gerbes
      Department of Dance
      Ohio State University
      Columbus, Ohio 43210
      (614) 292-7977
      Excellent journal Studies in Dance History

      Society for Stage Directors and Choreographers
      1501 Broadway, Suite 2003
      New York, N. Y. 10036
      (212) 302-5359

      World Dance Alliance
      % Dance Magazine
      33 West 60th Street, 10th Floor
      New York, N. Y. 10023

    2. Organizations offering help with eating disorders

      Many women dancers, under pressure to keep their weight down, have fallen victim to eating disorders. For those who need advice about bulimia, anorexia nervosa, etc., there are a number of groups offering educational materials and referrals to professionals:

      American Anorexia Nervosa/Bulimia Assn
      (212) 734-1114

      Foundation for Education about Eating Disorders
      (410) 467-0603

      National Anorexic Aid Society
      (614) 436-1112

      Nat'l Assn of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders
      (708) 831-3438

      National Eating Disorders Organization
      Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital
      6655 South Yale Avenue
      Tulsa, Okla. 74136
      (918) 481-4044

      Overeaters Anonymous
      (800) 743-8703

      Gurze Books - publishes books on eating disorders, catalog available by calling (619) 434-7533.

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