Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology
This text provides anatomical and biomechanical principles to help optimize dance performance and reduce injury risk. Chapters present the primary bones, muscles, joints, alignment deviations, mechanics, and injuries for the primary regions of the body. They also provide strength and flexibility exercises to help improve technique and prevent injury. And they contain many practical exercises and examples to help apply the principles to your body. Although some of the examples are dance-specific, a majority of the material is relevant to anyone wanting to understand more about human anatomy and movement. The applied nature of this text and its visually rich presentation make it a valuable reference for Pilates, yoga and fitness instructors, as well as dancers.
◊ Selected Review Excerpts for the First Edition
“ Karen Clippinger's Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology, is most likely to become the definitive textbook in dance anatomy, kinesiology, and conditioning classes in colleges and universities in the United States. In 20 years of reviewing dance science books, rarely have I seen one so comprehensive, accurate, detailed - and practical. I emphasize the latter because here is a book that is loaded with practical applications for dance; thus, Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology virtually reads as both science text and dance handbook.”
“This book really is a must for any dance teacher who is serious about helping their students!”
“Karen Clippinger’s anticipated Dance Anatomy and Kinesiolgy imparts a formidable boost to the existing body of literature in dance science, contributing in my opinion, the most substantive dance science resource to date…….Clippinger’s text is a must-have for every dance professional’s library. It offers a plethora of practical wisdom and information, an essential reference tool for dancers, dance educators, somatic practitioners and dance science specialists.” Book Reviews - Journal of Dance Education Vol 8 (4) 2008
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◊ Product Description from Human Kinetics:
This is Pilates as you’ve never seen it before.
Chapter 1. Six Key Principles of Pilates