Anthropometry and somatotypes of competitive DanceSport participants: A comparison of three different styles.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/313630
Title:
Anthropometry and somatotypes of competitive DanceSport participants: A comparison of three different styles.
Authors:
Liiv, H; Wyon, Matthew A.; Jürimäe, T; Purge, P; Saar, M; Mäestu, J; Jürimäe, J
Abstract:
Anthropometry in dance and aesthetic sports has been shown to play an important role in selection and performance criteria. The aim of the present study was to examine variations in somatotype and anthropometry in three different competitive dance styles: DanceSport Standard, Latin American and Ten Dance. Anthropometry and somatotype data were collected from thirty couples competing in Standard (n=24 individuals), Latin American (n=14) and Ten Dance (n=22) styles. A single tester (ISAK Level 1) carried out all anthropometric measurements using the Heath-Carter protocol and somatotypes were calculated using the Heath-Carter's decimal equations. Results indicated that the mean somatotype for the male dancers was 2.4-3.9-3.2, whilst for females it was 2.7-2.7-3.5. Factorial analysis reported Standard dancers scored significantly higher for ectomorphy, sitting height and arm span than Latin dancers (p<0.05). Correlation analysis with the Standard dancer's International Ranking highlighted moderate positive correlation with mesomorphy (r=0.434, p<0.05) and negative correlation with ectomorphy (r=-0.546, p<0.001). The findings of this study show that somatotypes differ among DanceSport participants by dance style. Compared with other aesthetic sports, male and female dancers were less mesomorphic and more ectomorphic. Standard dancers tend to be more ectomorphic with greater height, longer arm span and greater sitting height compared with Latin American dancers. Although Standard dancers were ectomorphic, those dancers who had higher mesomorphic ranking had higher places in the dancers' international ranking.
Citation:
Anthropometry and somatotypes of competitive DanceSport participants: A comparison of three different styles. 2013: Homo
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Homo : internationale Zeitschrift fur die vergleichende Forschung am Menschen
Issue Date:
21-Sep-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/313630
DOI:
10.1016/j.jchb.2013.09.003
PubMed ID:
24182600
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1618-1301
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorLiiv, Hen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWyon, Matthew A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorJürimäe, Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorPurge, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSaar, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorMäestu, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJürimäe, Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T13:05:48Z-
dc.date.available2014-03-04T13:05:48Z-
dc.date.issued2013-09-21-
dc.identifier.citationAnthropometry and somatotypes of competitive DanceSport participants: A comparison of three different styles. 2013: Homoen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1618-1301-
dc.identifier.pmid24182600-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jchb.2013.09.003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/313630-
dc.description.abstractAnthropometry in dance and aesthetic sports has been shown to play an important role in selection and performance criteria. The aim of the present study was to examine variations in somatotype and anthropometry in three different competitive dance styles: DanceSport Standard, Latin American and Ten Dance. Anthropometry and somatotype data were collected from thirty couples competing in Standard (n=24 individuals), Latin American (n=14) and Ten Dance (n=22) styles. A single tester (ISAK Level 1) carried out all anthropometric measurements using the Heath-Carter protocol and somatotypes were calculated using the Heath-Carter's decimal equations. Results indicated that the mean somatotype for the male dancers was 2.4-3.9-3.2, whilst for females it was 2.7-2.7-3.5. Factorial analysis reported Standard dancers scored significantly higher for ectomorphy, sitting height and arm span than Latin dancers (p<0.05). Correlation analysis with the Standard dancer's International Ranking highlighted moderate positive correlation with mesomorphy (r=0.434, p<0.05) and negative correlation with ectomorphy (r=-0.546, p<0.001). The findings of this study show that somatotypes differ among DanceSport participants by dance style. Compared with other aesthetic sports, male and female dancers were less mesomorphic and more ectomorphic. Standard dancers tend to be more ectomorphic with greater height, longer arm span and greater sitting height compared with Latin American dancers. Although Standard dancers were ectomorphic, those dancers who had higher mesomorphic ranking had higher places in the dancers' international ranking.en_GB
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Homo : internationale Zeitschrift fur die vergleichende Forschung am Menschenen_GB
dc.titleAnthropometry and somatotypes of competitive DanceSport participants: A comparison of three different styles.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalHomo : internationale Zeitschrift fur die vergleichende Forschung am Menschenen_GB

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