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ERIC Number: ED480854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 239
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7360-4156-7
Conditioning for Dance: Training for Peak Performance in All Dance Forms.
Franklin, Eric
This book is designed to help dancers improve their technique and performance in all dance forms by strengthening the body's core while improving coordination, balance, alignment, and flexibility. It features 170 imagery illustrations paired with 160 dance-specific exercises to help maximize body-mind conditioning. It culminates with a 20-minute, full-body workout routine designed to help dancers warm up, condition, and refine their dance technique. The 10 chapters focus on: (1) "Mind-Body Conditioning"; (2) "Embodied Imagery"; (3) "Reflexive Balance"; (4) "Relaxed Flexibility"; (5) "Aligned Movement for Improved Technique"; (6) "Strengthening the Center"; (7) "Building Power in the Legs and Feet"; (8) "Developing Power in the Torso and Arms"; (9) "Improving Turns, Jumps, and Turn-Out"; and (10) "Thera-Band Centre Workout." (Contains 51 references.) (SM)
Human Kinetics, P.O. Box 5076, Champaign, IL 61825-5076 ($21.95). Tel: 217-351-5076; Tel: 800-747-4457 (Toll Free); Fax: 217-351-1549; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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