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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/139670
Title:
Effect of Leg Length on ROM, VJ and Leg Dexterity in Dance
Authors:
Wyon, Matthew A.; Nevill, Alan M.; Dekker, K.; Brown, D. D.; Clarke, Frances; Pelly, J.; Koutedakis, Yiannis
Abstract:
We investigated the associations between leg length and specific ballet movements in different skill groups. Volunteers were from an undergraduate dance programme (n=18), a pre-professional school (n=43) and from an elite classical ballet company (n=45). Individual data were collected for anthropometry, vertical jump, leg dexterity, and leg active and passive ROM. ANCOVA identified both main effects as significant with regard to vertical jump (gender P<0.001 and skill P=0.017); leg length was also identified as a significant covariate (P=0.023). Analysis of leg dexterity identified no significant effects with gender, skill or leg length. Active and passive range of motion noted gender (P=0.001) and skill (P<0.001) differences. Leg length was found to be negatively associated with both active and passive ROM (P=0.002). In conclusion, the present data highlight the diverse and conflicting effects of leg length on fundamental ballet skills. The longer legs that benefit vertical jump have a negative influence on range of motion and leg dexterity except for highly skilled skilled dancers, who through skill, seem to have overcome the effects of some of these dichotomies.
Citation:
International Journal of Sports Medicine, 31 (09):631
Publisher:
Georg Thieme Verlag
Journal:
International Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/139670
DOI:
10.1055/s-0030-1254137
Additional Links:
http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0030-1254137
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0172-4622; 1439-3964
Appears in Collections:
Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWyon, Matthew A.en
dc.contributor.authorNevill, Alan M.en
dc.contributor.authorDekker, K.en
dc.contributor.authorBrown, D. D.en
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Francesen
dc.contributor.authorPelly, J.en
dc.contributor.authorKoutedakis, Yiannisen
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-12T15:53:08Z-
dc.date.available2011-08-12T15:53:08Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Sports Medicine, 31 (09):631en
dc.identifier.issn0172-4622-
dc.identifier.issn1439-3964-
dc.identifier.doi10.1055/s-0030-1254137-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/139670-
dc.description.abstractWe investigated the associations between leg length and specific ballet movements in different skill groups. Volunteers were from an undergraduate dance programme (n=18), a pre-professional school (n=43) and from an elite classical ballet company (n=45). Individual data were collected for anthropometry, vertical jump, leg dexterity, and leg active and passive ROM. ANCOVA identified both main effects as significant with regard to vertical jump (gender P<0.001 and skill P=0.017); leg length was also identified as a significant covariate (P=0.023). Analysis of leg dexterity identified no significant effects with gender, skill or leg length. Active and passive range of motion noted gender (P=0.001) and skill (P<0.001) differences. Leg length was found to be negatively associated with both active and passive ROM (P=0.002). In conclusion, the present data highlight the diverse and conflicting effects of leg length on fundamental ballet skills. The longer legs that benefit vertical jump have a negative influence on range of motion and leg dexterity except for highly skilled skilled dancers, who through skill, seem to have overcome the effects of some of these dichotomies.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGeorg Thieme Verlagen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0030-1254137en
dc.subjectAnthropometricen
dc.subjectBalleten
dc.subjectTendusen
dc.subjectJump heighten
dc.subjectFlexibilityen
dc.titleEffect of Leg Length on ROM, VJ and Leg Dexterity in Danceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Sports Medicineen
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