Dance Anatomy

Dance Anatomy

Paperback Sports Anatomy

By (author) Jacqui Greene Haas

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 250mm x 12mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Champaign
  • ISBN 10: 0736081933
  • ISBN 13: 9780736081931
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 210 illustrations, 251 photographs
  • Sales rank: 21,323

Product description

This title features over 200 full colour illustrations of 82 of the most effective dance, movement and performance exercises. Now you can see what it takes to be a stronger, more elegant dancer. It is powerful, expressive and compelling. "Dance Anatomy" depicts the relationship between muscle development and aesthetic movements as never seen before. You can learn how to modify exercises to target specific areas enhancing flexibility and reducing muscle tension. You can put it all together by personalising programmes based on your dance style, level of expertise and individual needs. Step-by-step instructions ensure that whatever your dance needs, "Dance Anatomy" is the perfect partner for you!

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Author information

Jacqui Greene Haas has been the athletic trainer for the Cincinnati Ballet since 1989 and is the director of dance medicine academic seminars. Haas is also director of the dance medicine division of Wellington Orthopaedics in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she treats dancers in physical therapy, post surgical rehabilitation and general conditioning. A former professional ballet dancer with Boston Ballet, Southern Ballet Theatre, Tampa Ballet, New Orleans Ballet and Cincinnati Ballet, Jacqui holds a BA in dance from the University of South Florida and an athletic training certificate from the University of Cincinnati.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. The Dancer in Motion; Chapter 2. Spine; Chapter 3. Ribs and Breath; Chapter 4. Core; Chapter 5. Shoulder Girdle and Arms; Chapter 6. Pelvis and Hips; Chapter 7. Legs; Chapter 8. Ankles and Feet; Chapter 9. Whole-Body Training for Dancers.