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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > Research Institutes > Research Institute in Healthcare Science > Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group > The Significance of Muscular Strength in Dance

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Title: The Significance of Muscular Strength in Dance
Authors: Koutedakis, Yiannis
Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, Antonios
Metsios, Giorgos S.
Citation: Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 9(1): 29-34
Publisher: International Association for Dance Medicine and Science
Journal: Journal of Dance Medicine and Science
Issue Date: 2005
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/35452
Additional Links: http://www.iadms.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=108
Abstract: The physical demands placed on dancers make their physiology and fitness just as important as skill development. However, dancers’ muscular strength and bone and joint integrity seem to suffer as a result of the dance-only selection and training system. This partly reflects the unfounded view that exercise training that is not directly related to dance would diminish dancers’ aesthetic appearances and destroy muscle flexibility. Nevertheless, data on male and female dancers have demonstrated that supplemental strength training can lead to better dancing and reduced incidents of dance injuries without interfering with key artistic and aesthetic requirements. An awareness of these factors will assist dancers and their teachers in improving training techniques, employing more effective injury prevention program, and in determining better physical conditioning strategies.
Type: Article
Language: en
Keywords: Muscular strength
Dance
Bone integrity
Joint integrity
ISSN: 1089-313X
Appears in Collections: Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group
Dance Science

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