Conditioning for Dance

Author: Eric N. Franklin

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780736041560

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 239

View: 5251

Conditioning for Dance features 170 imagery illustrations paired with 160 dance-specific exercises to help you maximize body-mind conditioning. The book culminates with a 20-minute, full-body workout routine designed to help you warm up, condition, and refine your dance technique.

Finding Balance

Fitness, Training, and Health for a Lifetime in Dance

Author: Gigi M. Berardi

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415943390

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 275

View: 5349

Finding Balance: Fitness, Health, and Training for a Lifetime in Dance gives an overview of issues faced by all performing dancers: injury and treatment; technique and training; fitness; nutrition and diet; and career management. The text includes both easy-to-read overviews of each topic and "profiles" of well known dancers and how they have coped with these issues. The new edition includes: Updated and new profiles. Expanded injury and injury treatment information. Updated dance science and physiology findings, and new references. Updated diet guidelines, Expanded and updated "Taking Control" section. It concludes with a list of selected dance/arts medicine clinics, a bibliography, glossary, and text notes.

Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance, Second Edition

Author: Eric N. Franklin

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0873229436

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 257

View: 705

Franklin provides 583 imagery exercises to improve dance technique, artistic expression and performance. More than 160 illustrations highlight the images, and the exercises can be put to use in dance movement and choreography.

Dance Anatomy-2nd Edition

Author: Haas, Jacqui Greene

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492545171

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 5079

Dance Anatomy is a visually stunning presentation of more than 100 of the most effective dance, movement, and performance exercises, each designed to promote correct alignment, improved placement, proper breathing, and prevention of common injuries.

Getting Started in Ballet

A Parent's Guide to Dance Education

Author: Anna Paskevska

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190226218

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 2866

In Getting Started in Ballet, A Parent's Guide to Dance Education, authors Anna Paskevska and Maureen Janson comprehensively present the realities that parents can anticipate during their child's training and/or career in ballet. It can be daunting and confusing when parents discover their child's desire to dance. Parental guidance and education about dance study typically comes from trial by fire. This book expertly guides the parental decision-making process by weaving practical advice together with useful information about dance history and the author's own memoir. From selecting a teacher in the early stages, to supporting a child through his or her choice to dance professionally, parents of prospective dancers are lead through a series of considerations, and encouraged to think carefully and to make wise decisions. Written primarily as a guide book for parents, it is just as useful for teachers, and this exemplary document would do well to have a place on the bookshelf in every dance studio waiting room. Not only can dance parents learn from this informative text, but dance teachers can be nudged toward a greater understanding and anticipation of parents needs and questions. Getting Started in Ballet fills a gap, conveniently under one cover, welcoming parents to regard every aspect of their child's possible future in dance. Without this book, there would be little documentation of the parenting aspect of dance. Dance is unlike any other training or field and knowing how to guide a young dancer can make or break them as a dancer or dance lover.

The Dancer's Way

The New York City Ballet Guide to Mind, Body, and Nutrition

Author: Linda H. Hamilton, Ph.D.,New York City Ballet

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250098424

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 6284

In the current dance scene, performers contend with choreography that involves extreme dance, multiple techniques, and acrobatic moves, exemplified in the popular reality television show, "So You Think You Can Dance." The dilemma for aspiring professionals is that dance class no longer provides sufficient preparation for performing at this level. Dancers who want to achieve their best, avoid injury, and perform at their peak will welcome the insight and advice in the pages of The Dancer's Way. The world-renowned New York City Ballet developed their proven wellness program to help dancers reach their potential without compromising their health. As one of the key designers of this program, former dancer and clinical psychologist Linda Hamilton, Ph.D. provides the essential principles of wellness that will help you achieve your goals in all levels and forms of dance. These include keeping yourself physically healthy, nutritionally sound, and mentally prepared as a dancer. New York City Ballet's celebrated program, here for the first time in book form, highlights every tool you'll need to stay in great shape.

Psychology for Dancers

An Introduction

Author: Brian Thomas

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788035585

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 9352

The advice offered in this book draws on numerous theories and research findings in psychology and behavioural science. However it is essentially a personal approach based on experience of working with dancers, student dancers and dance teachers in various contexts and locations over a number of years. Its main purpose is to offer a broad perspective on the psychological pressures that dancers and student dancers commonly face and provide some practical suggestions on how these pressures may best be managed. Although the vast majority of my experience has been in the context of classical ballet I hope that the advice given here will be relevant to dancers, teachers and student dancers in all professional disciplines.

Dance Psychology for Artistic and Performance Excellence

Author: Taylor, Jim,Estanol, Elena

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 145043021X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 315

View: 431

Dance Psychology for Artistic and Performance Excellence helps dancers develop psychological strength to maximize their performance. The book covers the key mental aspects of dance performance and offers practical exercises that will make dancers’ minds their most powerful tools.

Safe Dance Practice

Author: Quin, Edel,Rafferty, Sonia,Tomlinson, Charlotte

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450496458

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 6662

Safe Dance Practice bridges the gap between research and application for dancers and dance educators at all levels. The book presents integrated guidelines and principles that will maximize physical and mental well-being without compromising creativity and expression.

Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery

Author: Eric N. Franklin

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736067892

Category: Medical

Page: 429

View: 1602

Franklin shows readers how to use imaging techniques to improve posture and alignment, and to release excess tension. The illustrations help explain the images and exercises, and show how to use them in a variety of contexts.

The Dance Bible

The Complete Resource for Aspiring Dancers

Author: Camille LeFevre

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764165276

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 8444

Offers advice to aspiring dancers on turning a passion for the art into a career, featuring information on training regimens, techniques, expression, physical conditioning, and getting ahead in the competitive industry.


A Complete Guide to Nutrition and Weight Control

Author: Robin D. Chmelar,Sally Sevey Fitt

Publisher: Princeton


Category: Dancers

Page: 164

View: 611


Dance Technique and Injury Prevention

Author: Justin Howse,Shirley Hancock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136791841

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 1034

Dance Technique and Injury Prevention has established itself as the key reference for everyone involved in dance injury and treatment, physical therapy, and dance instruction.

Conditioning for Dancers

Author: Tom Welsh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813033907

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 1253

This book empowers conscientious dancer-athletes to take an active role in directing their own training and development. The author's clear, straightforward explanations of important concepts in conditioning home in on the physical capabilities that are key to success not only for dancers but for others whom strength and flexibility, precise alignment, and movement efficiency are high priorities.--[book cover].

NYC Ballet Workout

Fifty Stretches And Exercises Anyone Can Do For A Strong, Graceful, And Sculpted Body

Author: Peter Martins

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688152023

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 7339

New York City Ballet Workout is a revolutionary fitness program that will help you begin to develop lean abs, firm buttocks, a contoured waist, sculpted legs, slim thighs, strong arms, perfect posture, flexbility you never thought possible--and grace and poice of a dancer. More than three hundred stunning step-by-step and other photographs throughout make this the most beautiful and easy-to-use exercise book ever created.This elegant book is unlike any exercise book ever published. Graced with more than 300 instructional exercise photographs and extraordinary duotone portraits of New York City Ballet dancers, The New York City Ballet Workout explores the company's philosophy of balancing art, life, and fitness. By combining elements of New York City Ballet's balletic regimen with practical strength-building exercises, The New York City Ballet Workout can help people achieve a strong, graceful, and flexible body--one that displays the impeccable poise that is the trademark of New York City Ballet dancers. Many exercises of The New York City Ballet Workout were once confined to the world's elite rehearsal studios. Now, as refined by Peter Martins and his company, these exercises have been designed as a comprehensive, holistic approach to the body that can be used by anyone from the out-of-shape to the serious athlete, to attain a lean, hard, beautiful body. From flexibility to endurance, this is a complete exercise program for men and women.

Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology, 2E

Author: Clippinger, Karen

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450469280

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

View: 564

Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology, Second Edition, retains its scientific perspective while offering greater accessibility to a wider audience. The streamlined approach makes the content more accessible in a single undergraduate course, and the text comes with a suite of online ancillaries.

The Essential Guide to Tap Dance

Author: Derek Hartley

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785003909

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 1186

From the propulsive rhythm of the African dancer, to the swinging ragtime of the American jazz age, tap dancing has evolved into a unique blend of cultural expression, improvisation and creativity, open to all ages and abilities. With clear step-by-step instructions, The Essential Guide to Tap Dance covers basic steps such as the shuffle, pick up and paddle, before building these into traditional combinations such as the time step and shim sham. Additional material includes the history and development of tap dancing; rhythm and musicality; learning the language of tap dancing; the role of improvisation and choreography and finally, the basic steps to advanced techniques. This is the perfect companion to instruct the beginner tap dancer and expand the more experienced dancer's technique, offering full-colour pictures, helpful instruction and essential notes on this vibrant and accessible dance form. Illustrated throughout with 138 colour photographs and line artworks.

High-Performance Training for Sports

Author: Joyce, David,Lewindon, Dan

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450444822

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 392

View: 3499

High-Performance Training for Sports presents today’s best athlete conditioning protocols and programs in the world. An elite group of international strength and conditioning specialists and sport physiotherapists explain and demonstrate the most effective applications of the most current sport science and sports medicine to enhance athletic performance.

The TB12 Method

How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance

Author: Tom Brady

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501180738

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5645

Quarterback Tom Brady offers the principles behind pliability, which is at the heart of a new paradigm shift and movement toward a more natural, healthier way of exercising, training, and living, and one that challenges some commonly held assumptions around health and wellness. Filled with lessons learned from Brady's own peak performance training, and step-by-step action steps to help readers develop and maintain their own peak performance, this book also advocates for more effective approaches to strength training, hydration, nutrition, supplementation, cognitive fitness, recovery, and other lifestyle choices.

Monitoring Training and Performance in Athletes

Author: McGuigan, Mike

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492535206

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 1601

Monitoring Training and Performance in Athletes provides practitioners with the information needed in order to oversee an athlete monitoring system and to collect, analyze, and interpret monitoring data so that training programs can be adjusted to achieve optimal athlete preparation and performance.