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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/313635
Title:
Anthropometric Factors Affecting Vertical Jump Height in Ballet Dancers
Authors:
Wyon, Matthew A.; Allen, Nicolas; Angioi, Manuela; Nevill, Alan M.; Twitchett, Emily
Abstract:
Jumping plays an integral part of ballet performance and this study examines some of the ballet dancer’s characteristics that influence jump height. Forty-nine dancers (M = 21; F = 28) completed a series of tests that included two footed vertical jump height, single leg vertical jump height and anthropometric measurements. Supplemental training history and company position were also recorded. Statistical analysis (ANCOVA and MANOVA) indicated males had a greater vertical jump height than females (p < 0.01) and soloist and first artists had significantly greater vertical jump height than principals and artists for both male and females (p < 0.05). Anthropometric data indicated males having significantly larger leg girths than females. Males and females had no significant bilateral differences in girth measurements though male artists had significantly smaller thighs and calves than the other seniority levels (p < 0.05). Supplemental training did not influence jump height in this study’s population though males carried out significantly more weight training (p < 0.01) and females more aerobic training (p < 0.05). When jump height was analyzed in relation to cross-sectional area of the calf and thigh, there was no gender difference (p > 0.05). These results corroborate to previous research and also provide greater insight on how anthropometric and choreographic factors potentially influence vertical jump height in ballet dancers. The ineffective influence of supplemental training on vertical jump height needs greater examination. How other training regimens could influence jump height in dancers needs to be examined.
Citation:
Anthropometric Factors Affecting Vertical Jump Height in Ballet Dancers, 10(3&4) : 106-110
Publisher:
J. Michael Ryan Publishing Inc
Journal:
Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/313635
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1089-313X
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorWyon, Matthew A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Nicolasen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAngioi, Manuelaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNevill, Alan M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorTwitchett, Emilyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T14:10:29Z-
dc.date.available2014-03-04T14:10:29Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.citationAnthropometric Factors Affecting Vertical Jump Height in Ballet Dancers, 10(3&4) : 106-110en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1089-313X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/313635-
dc.description.abstractJumping plays an integral part of ballet performance and this study examines some of the ballet dancer’s characteristics that influence jump height. Forty-nine dancers (M = 21; F = 28) completed a series of tests that included two footed vertical jump height, single leg vertical jump height and anthropometric measurements. Supplemental training history and company position were also recorded. Statistical analysis (ANCOVA and MANOVA) indicated males had a greater vertical jump height than females (p < 0.01) and soloist and first artists had significantly greater vertical jump height than principals and artists for both male and females (p < 0.05). Anthropometric data indicated males having significantly larger leg girths than females. Males and females had no significant bilateral differences in girth measurements though male artists had significantly smaller thighs and calves than the other seniority levels (p < 0.05). Supplemental training did not influence jump height in this study’s population though males carried out significantly more weight training (p < 0.01) and females more aerobic training (p < 0.05). When jump height was analyzed in relation to cross-sectional area of the calf and thigh, there was no gender difference (p > 0.05). These results corroborate to previous research and also provide greater insight on how anthropometric and choreographic factors potentially influence vertical jump height in ballet dancers. The ineffective influence of supplemental training on vertical jump height needs greater examination. How other training regimens could influence jump height in dancers needs to be examined.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJ. Michael Ryan Publishing Incen_GB
dc.titleAnthropometric Factors Affecting Vertical Jump Height in Ballet Dancersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Dance Medicine & Scienceen_GB
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