Do increases in selected fitness parameters affect the aesthetic aspects of classical ballet performance?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/313425
Title:
Do increases in selected fitness parameters affect the aesthetic aspects of classical ballet performance?
Authors:
Twitchett, Emily A; Angioi, Manuela; Koutedakis, Yiannis; Wyon, Matthew A.
Abstract:
Research has indicated that classical ballet dancers tend to have lower fitness levels and increased injury rates compared to other athletes with similar workloads. The aim of the current study was to examine the effects of a specifically tailored fitness training programme on the incidence of injury and the aesthetic quality of performance of classical ballet dancers compared to a control group. Proficiency in performance was evaluated at the beginning and end of the intervention period for both groups through a 4-min dance sequence using previously ratified marking criteria. The intervention group (n = 8) partook in a weekly 1-hr training session that included aerobic interval training, circuit training, and whole body vibration. All dancers' performance proficiency scores increased from pre-intervention testing to post-intervention. The intervention group's overall performance scores demonstrated a significantly greater increase (p = 0.03) than the equivalent for the control group. It was concluded that supplementary fitness training has a positive effect on aspects related to aesthetic dance performance as studied herein; further research is recommended on a larger and more varied sample. Practical applications from this study suggest that supplemental training should be part of a ballet dancer's regime, and minimal intervention time is required to have observable effects.
Citation:
Do increases in selected fitness parameters affect the aesthetic aspects of classical ballet performance? 2011, 26 (1):35-8 Med Probl Perform Art
Journal:
Medical problems of performing artists
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/313425
PubMed ID:
21442135
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0885-1158
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorTwitchett, Emily Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAngioi, Manuelaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKoutedakis, Yiannisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWyon, Matthew A.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-27T11:00:37Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-27T11:00:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.identifier.citationDo increases in selected fitness parameters affect the aesthetic aspects of classical ballet performance? 2011, 26 (1):35-8 Med Probl Perform Arten_GB
dc.identifier.issn0885-1158-
dc.identifier.pmid21442135-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/313425-
dc.description.abstractResearch has indicated that classical ballet dancers tend to have lower fitness levels and increased injury rates compared to other athletes with similar workloads. The aim of the current study was to examine the effects of a specifically tailored fitness training programme on the incidence of injury and the aesthetic quality of performance of classical ballet dancers compared to a control group. Proficiency in performance was evaluated at the beginning and end of the intervention period for both groups through a 4-min dance sequence using previously ratified marking criteria. The intervention group (n = 8) partook in a weekly 1-hr training session that included aerobic interval training, circuit training, and whole body vibration. All dancers' performance proficiency scores increased from pre-intervention testing to post-intervention. The intervention group's overall performance scores demonstrated a significantly greater increase (p = 0.03) than the equivalent for the control group. It was concluded that supplementary fitness training has a positive effect on aspects related to aesthetic dance performance as studied herein; further research is recommended on a larger and more varied sample. Practical applications from this study suggest that supplemental training should be part of a ballet dancer's regime, and minimal intervention time is required to have observable effects.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Medical problems of performing artistsen_GB
dc.subject.meshAthletic Injuriesen_GB
dc.subject.meshDancingen_GB
dc.subject.meshEstheticsen_GB
dc.subject.meshExerciseen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMuscle Strengthen_GB
dc.subject.meshPhysical Education and Trainingen_GB
dc.subject.meshPhysical Fitnessen_GB
dc.subject.meshPliabilityen_GB
dc.subject.meshRange of Motion, Articularen_GB
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen_GB
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_GB
dc.titleDo increases in selected fitness parameters affect the aesthetic aspects of classical ballet performance?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalMedical problems of performing artistsen_GB

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