"A tremendously valuable book, a book that will show students of the art, or those who have a mind to, how to grow up intellectually."--Joan Ross Acocella, Dance Magazine
"From 'Swan Lake' to striptease, a comprehensive, carefully edited compendium."--Booklist
"A wonderful book....Packed with the ways and byways of dance through history to today....It belongs in every library and in the duffle bag of every dancer."--Glenn Giffin, The Denver Post
"A comprehensive, provocative, always entertaining anthology on dance....With the emergence of such a distinguished anthology, our own epoch is taking the crucial steps [towards] thinking, writing, and reading about [dance]."--Joyce Caruso, Performing Arts Journal
"Always thought-provoking and excellently written pieces."--Library Journal
"An invaluable contribution to the serious study of dance."--George L. George, Backstage
"A wonderful, and sometimes surprising, selection."--Joann W. Kealiinohomoku, Northern Arizonaa University
"I have used this as one of two required texts for my Dance History class for 6 years. The range of its readings is broad and challenging."--Linda H. Snininch, SUNY/Buffalo --This text refers to the Paperback edition.