Conditioning for Dance
Conditioning for Danceis the result of years of practical experience combined with scientific and anatomical analysis. Author Eric Franklin is an internationally known dancer, teacher, choreographer, and writer. His innovative, proven techniques will help you execute key dance skills better as you
-start and move in proper alignment using imagery;
-improve your balance and release tension through playful exercises with small balls;
-develop leg and torso power that translates to higher jumps and tighter turns; and
-optimize your flexibility through touch, movement awareness, and imagery.The book features 102 imagery illustrations paired with dance-specific exercises to help you maximize body–mind conditioning and develop more fluid mobility, balance, and tension release. The book culminates with a 20-minute, full-body workout routine designed to help dancers warm up, condition, and refine their dance technique. You'll learn how to execute lifelong dance skills that give power without the risk of injuries.
By working the muscles through movements and ranges of motion that approximate the demands of your chosen dance form, you directly enrich your performance capabilities. And as you strengthen the body's core, stretch to gain just the right amount of flexibility, and incorporate the power of the mind, you unleash your full artistic and physical potential.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - amaraduende - LibraryThing
This is great! Lots of awesome visualizations and discussions of dance and dance practice. I like the emphasis on bettering your dance practice and also finding more joy in it. Read full review
Review: Conditioning for Dance: Training for Peak Performance in All Dance FormsUser Review - Karin Stevens - Goodreads
All dancers should keep this book by their side and incorporate it weekly. Read full review