Mind-body conditioning -- Embodied imagery -- Reflexive balance -- Relaxed flexibility -- Aligned movement for improved technique -- Strengthening the center -- Building power in the legs and feet -- Developing power in the torso and arms -- Improving turns, jumps, and turnout -- Thera-band workout.
History, theory, and uses of imagery -- Types and effectiveness of imagery -- Discovering imagery -- Basic movement imagery and exercises -- Imagery in dance improvisation -- Teaching dance with imagery -- Floorwork, walking, and running -- Plié -- Tendu-based movements -- Développé and other extensions -- Arabesque, attitude, and grand battement -- Swings, arches, and spirals -- Upper-body gestures -- Turns -- Jumps -- Partnering -- Imagery and performance quality -- Rest and regeneration.
Summary: 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.
New York City Ballet's wellness program -- Common challenges for all dancers -- A holistic approach to healthy dancing -- Keeping your eye on the end goal -- Good work habits : prepare your body for exercise -- Cross-training activities : improve your strength, flexibility, and aerobic capacity -- Eating right to stay fit : increase your energy and physical stamina -- Effective weight control strategies : prevent eating disorders, menstrual problems, and brittle bones -- Stress management techniques : reduce mental and physical stress.
Basic terminology -- Skeletal considerations for movement -- Muscular considerations for movement -- Neurological considerations for movement -- Functional anatomy of the upper extremity -- Functional anatomy of the lower extremity -- Functional anatomy of the trunk -- Linear kinematics -- Angular kinematics -- Linear kinetics -- Angular kinetics.
The developmental process underlying movement. The ground of being: awakening cellular awareness ; The pattern unfolds: movement development in utero ; Entering the world: prebirth and birth ; The spiral of growth: moving on land -- Movement repatterning. Developmental movement therapy ; Deepening contact with the source of movement -- The body systems. The container: form and structure ; The contents: soft tissues of the body ; The systems of communication and transformation -- Conclusion. Toward a "philosophy" of the body.
The skeletal system and its movements -- The muscular system -- The spine -- The pelvic girdle and hip joint -- The knee and patellofemoral joints -- The ankle and foot -- The upper extremity -- Analysis of human movement.
Summary: "With understandable information--about health, injury prevention, and treatment of common dance-related problems--this handbook is literally a tour of the body from head to toe. Includes advice specific to dancers' well-being, such as body awareness and self-image, eating disorders, stress fractures, turn-out, damaged or painful knees, feet and toes; and the excellent five critical things to know and five great exercises for each part of the body at the end of each chapter."
Determinants of injuries in young dancers / Anthony C. Luke .. [et al.] -- Physical screening procedures / Janice Gudde Plastino -- A somatic screening procedure using Bartenieff Fundamentals / Sandra Kay Lauffenburger -- Common foot and ankle injuries in dancers / Richard N. Norris -- Knee problems in dancers / Carol C. Teitz -- Iliopsoas tendinitis in dancers / Ruth solomon, Lyle J. Micheli -- Spinal problems in dancers / Elly Trepman, Arleen Walaszek, Lyle J. Micheli -- Stress fractures in dancers / Lyle J. Micheli, Ruth Solomon -- An efficient warm-up based on anatomical principles / Ruth Solomon -- A biomechanical approach to aerobic dance injuries / Stephen P. Baitch -- Biomechanical considerations in turnout / Karen S. Clippinger -- The neuroanatomical and biomechanical basis of flexibility exercises in dance / Robert E. Stephens -- Strengthening and stretching the muscles of the ankle and tarsus / Sally Sevey Fitt -- Pronation as a predisposing factor in overuse injuries / Steven R. Kravitz -- Stress, performance, and dance injuries / Raymond W. Novaco -- The role of dance teachers in the prevention of eating disorders / Niva Piran -- The female athlete triad in dancers / Bonnie E. Robson.
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