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Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Avenue
6320 New London, CT
United States

In 1962 Selma Jean Cohen began to teach dance history at the American Dance Festival at Connecticut College, which led to the creation of a program to train professional dance critics.  She later wrote The International Encyclopedia of Dance, published in 1998.  In 1981 she was the recipient of the first Dance Magazine Award to a dance historian.

After 30 years at the college, the festival moved to its current location at the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in 1978.

See also: "Selma Jeanne Cohen's Encyclopedia of Dance" in This Week in History.

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