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Dance Anatomy

4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  66 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Powerful, expressive, and compelling! Now you can see what it takes to be a stronger, more elegant dancer. Featuring over 200 full-color illustrations, "Dance Anatomy" visually depicts the unique relationship between muscle development and aesthetic movement as never before.

"Dance Anatomy" features 82 of the most effective dance, movement, and performance exercises, each d
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Paperback, 195 pages
Published March 12th 2010 by Human Kinetics Publishers
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Charlotte Wolf
This book is very helpful. I've done lots of the stretches and exercises it has told me to do and I can already feel myself getting stronger and more flexible. This book not only tells you what exercises and stretches to do but it also explains in complete detail how to do the exercise or stretch and it explains how that exercise or stretch will help a dancer improve her technique and what choreography that specific exercise or stretch will help with. I think this benefits me and all other dance ...more
Josh
I appreciated the emphasis on posture & breathing. Sections of the body are addressed first in prose (describing anatomy and its application), followed by exercises paired with application to dance. The applications seem largely focused on ballet and modern styles.
Sarah Badger
An excellent resource for dancers and dance instructors. The layout and organization of the book makes it easy to find exercises and information to help improve your (or your students') areas of weakness. I wish it included as many helpful flexibility exercises as it does strengthening ones, but I still found it helpful.
yamiyoghurt
This is one of the most concise and easy to follow dance anatomy book. I've read a couple of others and what I really liked about this is the way it illustrates which muscles are involved in each dance move and recommend ways to improve the technique. The flow of the book is structured and organized, layout is visually appealing.
Lauren
Jan 21, 2013 Lauren rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Dancers, Dance teachers, Dance parents
Shelves: ballet, books-i-own
Really great resource if you're stuck for workout ideas between classes. The illustrations and instructions are thorough, every part of the body is addressed, there's stuff for strengthening and flexibility. All in all really great.
AJ
A beautiful book but way too advanced for me.
J
Great detail. Good pictures.
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