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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/35452
Title:
The Significance of Muscular Strength in Dance
Authors:
Koutedakis, Yiannis; Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, Antonios; Metsios, Giorgos S.
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.
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
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1089-313X
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group; Dance Science

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKoutedakis, Yiannis-
dc.contributor.authorStavropoulos-Kalinoglou, Antonios-
dc.contributor.authorMetsios, Giorgos S.-
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-14T08:15:13Z-
dc.date.available2008-08-14T08:15:13Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Dance Medicine and Science, 9(1): 29-34en
dc.identifier.issn1089-313X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/35452-
dc.description.abstractThe 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.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Association for Dance Medicine and Scienceen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.iadms.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=108en
dc.subjectMuscular strengthen
dc.subjectDanceen
dc.subjectBone integrityen
dc.subjectJoint integrityen
dc.titleThe Significance of Muscular Strength in Danceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Dance Medicine and Scienceen
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