Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Ballet PedagogyThe Art of Teaching$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Rory Foster

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034591

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034591.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use (for details see http://www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 17 August 2018

Anatomy for the Dancer

Anatomy for the Dancer

Chapter:
(p.54) 3 Anatomy for the Dancer
Source:
Ballet Pedagogy
Author(s):

Rory Foster

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034591.003.0004

Every ballet teacher should have a fundamental understanding of the musculoskeletal system and the biomechanics of human movement as it pertains to dance. Precise execution of a movement requires correct technique, which in turn requires accurate posture and placement in balancing and counterbalancing. This is paramount, because once muscle memory—physical habit—is established through repetition, it is difficult to undo. Anatomy books have been written for dancers and teachers that should be on every teacher's bookshelf for easy reference. This chapter aims to reinforce and emphasize important points regarding muscular and skeletal functions as they apply to correct dance training, as well as to highlight certain areas that are particularly vulnerable to dance injuries.

Keywords:   classical ballet, dancers, dancing, dance training, musculoskeletal system

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .