Dance anatomy and kinesiology by Karen Clippinger

By Karen Clippinger

All dancers want to in achieving optimum performance—and Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology might help them do exactly that.

This textual content is helping dancers examine anatomical and biomechanical ideas as they practice to bounce functionality. It specializes in optimum dance circulation and the comparable rules for realizing the functionality of physique joints. And by way of making use of these ideas, dancers might help lessen their danger of harm and improve their functionality longevity.

In addition, Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology comprises particular sensible applications:
-Concept Demonstrations offer hands-on routines to try.
-Tests and Measurements are particular to chose areas of the body.
-Dance Cues aid research cue effectiveness and advertise optimum circulate execution.
-Study Questions and functions support practice bankruptcy concepts.
-Attachments give you the pronunciations, attachments, and key activities of the first muscle groups lined during this text.

The first chapters conceal the skeletal and muscular platforms as they practice to bop and supply simple anatomical terminology and ideas. Chapters three via 7 delve into particular parts of the body—the backbone, the pelvic girdle and hip joint, the knee and patellofemoral joints, the ankle and foot, and the higher extremity.

These chapters surround basic bones, muscle tissues, joints, alignment deviations, mechanics, and accidents for the given quarter, with exact issues for dance. They current energy and suppleness workouts to assist dancers increase approach and stop accidents. they usually comprise many functional routines and examples which are particular to bounce strategy to support dancers observe the fabric. the fabric is augmented by means of greater than 250 illustrations and approximately 350 pictures, with the intention to attract the visible studying talents of many dancers and make stronger the relationship among method and art.

The ultimate bankruptcy provides a schema to aid research full-body dance pursuits to figure out optimum execution.

Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology bargains worthy medical wisdom and realizing for dancers, assisting them to mix anatomical and kinesiological rules with inventive expression. the sort of combination of technological know-how and artwork will empower dancers to gain their capability and extend their creative vision.

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Dance anatomy and kinesiology

All dancers want to in achieving optimum performance—and Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology can help them do exactly that. this article is helping dancers examine anatomical and biomechanical rules as they observe to bounce functionality. It makes a speciality of optimum dance circulation and the similar ideas for realizing the functionality of physique joints.

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Two common types of injury are injury to the ligament, termed a sprain, and injury to the muscle, termed a strain. In contrast to joint stability, joint mobility can be defined as the range of motion allowed prior to tissue restraints. The functional capacity of joints to move through a full range of motion, also termed flexibility, is an important aspect of physical fitness and essential for allowing the achievement of dance aesthetics. Key factors that influence relative joint stability versus mobility include the joint architecture (type of joint, shape and depth of articulation); arrangement of the ligaments and capsule; vacuum created in the joint due to the negative atmospheric pressure; extensibility of the muscles, tendons, and fascia crossing the joint; neural factors that influence the resistance to movement; effects of gravity; and, in some cases, occlusion of adjacent soft body parts or impingement of bone against bone.

The skeletal system is composed of the bones of the body, the related cartilages and ligaments, and the joints that connect these bones together. Bones can be classified according to their shape as long, short, flat, and irregular bones. Their shape is in accordance with their functions of providing support, protection, sites for muscle attachments, and levers for movement. Although bones have great compressive and tensile strength, they are constantly being remodeled in accordance with applied stresses and the availability of calcium and other key nutrients.

10. A dancer has been having a difficult time performing a pushing movement of the arm with the desired aesthetic. Her teacher has noted that her movement looks “jerky” and lacks the desired smooth coordination. a. Describe what joint motions should be occurring at the shoulder, elbow, and wrist. b. Describe how the idea of a kinematic chain relates to this movement. c. Describe how the movement aesthetic would be different under the following conditions: 1. Sequential movement starting from the distal and proceeding to the proximal joint 2.

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