Experience the raw energy and aesthetic beauty of dance as you perfect your technique with Dance Anatomy
. Featuring hundreds of full-color illustrations, Dance Anatomy
presents 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. The exercises are drawn in stunning detail, capturing the dancer in motion and highlighting the active muscles associated with each movement so you can develop and strengthen different areas of the body. You will clearly see how muscular development translates into greater poise and elegance on the stage.
Each chapter addresses a key principle of movement to help you improve performance, beginning with the center of the body, where dance begins. You will learn exercises to target specific areas, such as shoulders and arms, pelvis, and lower legs to enhance flexibility and ensure safety. You will also discover more efficient ways of improving your lines and technique by implementing a supplementary conditioning program that takes into account your changing cycles of classes, practices, and times of rest.
Regardless of your ability level or dance style, Dance Anatomy
will help you master the impeccable balance, intense muscular control, and grace to prepare you for your next leading role!
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Dancer in Motion
Chapter 2: Brain Health
Chapter 3: Injury Prevention
Chapter 4: Spine
Chapter 5: Ribs and Breath
Chapter 6: Core
Chapter 7: Shoulders and Arms
Chapter 8: Pelvis and Hips
Chapter 9: Legs
Chapter 10: Ankles and Feet
Chapter 11: Whole-Body Training for Dancers
About the Author
Dancers and dance instructors (studio, university, and recreational
settings) as well as individuals interested in the art and performance
of dance; dance-conditioning trainers and dance medicine professionals.