Methodological considerations for documenting the energy demand of dance activity: a review.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/608812
Title:
Methodological considerations for documenting the energy demand of dance activity: a review.
Authors:
Beck, Sarah; Redding, Emma; Wyon, Matthew ( 0000-0003-0942-2333 )
Abstract:
Previous research has explored the intensity of dance class, rehearsal, and performance and attempted to document the body's physiological adaptation to these activities. Dance activity is frequently described as: complex, diverse, non-steady state, intermittent, of moderate to high intensity, and with notable differences between training and performance intensities and durations. Many limitations are noted in the methodologies of previous studies creating barriers to consensual conclusion. The present study therefore aims to examine the previous body of literature and in doing so, seeks to highlight important methodological considerations for future research in this area to strengthen our knowledge base. Four recommendations are made for future research. Firstly, research should continue to be dance genre specific, with detailed accounts of technical and stylistic elements of the movement vocabulary examined given wherever possible. Secondly, a greater breadth of performance repertoire, within and between genres, needs to be closely examined. Thirdly, a greater focus on threshold measurements is recommended due to the documented complex interplay between aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. Lastly, it is important for research to begin to combine temporal data relating to work and rest periods with real-time measurement of metabolic data in work and rest, in order to be able to quantify demand more accurately.
Citation:
Methodological considerations for documenting the energy demand of dance activity: a review. 2015, 6:568 Front Psychol
Publisher:
Frontiers
Journal:
Frontiers in psychology
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/608812
DOI:
10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00568
PubMed ID:
25999885
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1664-1078
Appears in Collections:
Dance Science

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBeck, Sarahen
dc.contributor.authorRedding, Emmaen
dc.contributor.authorWyon, Matthewen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-10T14:11:23Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-10T14:11:23Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationMethodological considerations for documenting the energy demand of dance activity: a review. 2015, 6:568 Front Psycholen
dc.identifier.issn1664-1078en
dc.identifier.pmid25999885en
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00568en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/608812en
dc.description.abstractPrevious research has explored the intensity of dance class, rehearsal, and performance and attempted to document the body's physiological adaptation to these activities. Dance activity is frequently described as: complex, diverse, non-steady state, intermittent, of moderate to high intensity, and with notable differences between training and performance intensities and durations. Many limitations are noted in the methodologies of previous studies creating barriers to consensual conclusion. The present study therefore aims to examine the previous body of literature and in doing so, seeks to highlight important methodological considerations for future research in this area to strengthen our knowledge base. Four recommendations are made for future research. Firstly, research should continue to be dance genre specific, with detailed accounts of technical and stylistic elements of the movement vocabulary examined given wherever possible. Secondly, a greater breadth of performance repertoire, within and between genres, needs to be closely examined. Thirdly, a greater focus on threshold measurements is recommended due to the documented complex interplay between aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. Lastly, it is important for research to begin to combine temporal data relating to work and rest periods with real-time measurement of metabolic data in work and rest, in order to be able to quantify demand more accurately.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherFrontiersen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Frontiers in psychologyen
dc.subjectcardiorespiratory fitnessen
dc.subjectdanceen
dc.subjectdance performanceen
dc.subjectdance trainingen
dc.subjectenergy demanden
dc.subjectaerobicen
dc.subjectanaerobicen
dc.titleMethodological considerations for documenting the energy demand of dance activity: a review.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalFrontiers in psychologyen

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