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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620705
Title:
Leg-Length in Relation to Selected Ballet Performance Indicators
Authors:
Karpodini, C.C.; Wyon, M.A. ( 0000-0003-0942-2333 ) ; Comoutos, N.; Koutedakis, Y.
Abstract:
It is unclear whether the modern ballet body stereotype of long limbs is advantageous in dance performance. Therefore, we investigated the relationship between leg-length and selected dance movements representative of power, dexterity, and range of motion in ballet dancers at different competence levels. METHODS: The total of 10 recreational, 24 vocational, and 10 professional ballerinas volunteered. They were subjected to: a) lower limb-length measurements, b) power tests (vertical jump-sautés and unilateral countermovement jump-temps levé), c) dexterity tests (tendus and double battement frappes), and d) flexibility tests (lateral active and passive-développé à la seconde). RESULTS: For power, regression analyses revealed negative leg-length relationships in recreational dancers (p<0.05) and positive leg-length relationships in vocational dancers (p<0.05). We also found negative relationships between leg-length and dexterity in the vocational group (p=0.01). No significant predictions of leg-length on power, dexterity, and range of motion were found in professional dancers. Multiple comparisons revealed significant differences between groups only for dexterity (p<0.01) and range of motion (p<0.01). CONCLUSION: Based on selected movements representative of power, dexterity, and range of motion, the present exploratory data indicate that lower limb length is not a determinative criterion for ballet success. Further studies should investigate whether body stereotypes, such as long limbs, are linked to dance injuries
Citation:
Leg-Length in Relation to Selected Ballet Performance Indicators 2017, 32 (3):165 Medical Problems of Performing Artists
Publisher:
Science & Medicine, Inc
Journal:
Medical Problems of Performing Artists
Issue Date:
8-Sep-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620705
DOI:
10.21091/mppa.2017.3027
Additional Links:
https://www.sciandmed.com/mppa/journalviewer.aspx?issue=1218&article=2200
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0885-1158
Appears in Collections:
Dance Science

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dc.contributor.authorKarpodini, C.C.en
dc.contributor.authorWyon, M.A.en
dc.contributor.authorComoutos, N.en
dc.contributor.authorKoutedakis, Y.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-28T09:27:51Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-28T09:27:51Z-
dc.date.issued2017-09-08-
dc.identifier.citationLeg-Length in Relation to Selected Ballet Performance Indicators 2017, 32 (3):165 Medical Problems of Performing Artistsen
dc.identifier.issn0885-1158en
dc.identifier.doi10.21091/mppa.2017.3027-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620705-
dc.description.abstractIt is unclear whether the modern ballet body stereotype of long limbs is advantageous in dance performance. Therefore, we investigated the relationship between leg-length and selected dance movements representative of power, dexterity, and range of motion in ballet dancers at different competence levels. METHODS: The total of 10 recreational, 24 vocational, and 10 professional ballerinas volunteered. They were subjected to: a) lower limb-length measurements, b) power tests (vertical jump-sautés and unilateral countermovement jump-temps levé), c) dexterity tests (tendus and double battement frappes), and d) flexibility tests (lateral active and passive-développé à la seconde). RESULTS: For power, regression analyses revealed negative leg-length relationships in recreational dancers (p<0.05) and positive leg-length relationships in vocational dancers (p<0.05). We also found negative relationships between leg-length and dexterity in the vocational group (p=0.01). No significant predictions of leg-length on power, dexterity, and range of motion were found in professional dancers. Multiple comparisons revealed significant differences between groups only for dexterity (p<0.01) and range of motion (p<0.01). CONCLUSION: Based on selected movements representative of power, dexterity, and range of motion, the present exploratory data indicate that lower limb length is not a determinative criterion for ballet success. Further studies should investigate whether body stereotypes, such as long limbs, are linked to dance injuriesen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherScience & Medicine, Incen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciandmed.com/mppa/journalviewer.aspx?issue=1218&article=2200en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Medical Problems of Performing Artistsen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectAnthropometricen
dc.subjectballeten
dc.subjectperformance indicatoren
dc.subjectfemaleen
dc.subjectdexterityen
dc.subjectjump heighten
dc.titleLeg-Length in Relation to Selected Ballet Performance Indicatorsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalMedical Problems of Performing Artistsen
dc.date.accepted2017-09-
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