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Author Thomasen, Eivind.

Title Anatomy and kinesiology for ballet teachers / Eivind Thomasen, Rachel-Anne Rist
Published London : Dance Books, 1996


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Description ix, 101 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Foreword / Dame Merle Park -- pt. 1. The Systems. Terminology. Basic structures and classifications. Bone. Joints. Muscles. The nervous system -- pt. 2. The Structures. The vertebral column. The shoulder and arm. The hip and thigh. The knee. The leg. The ankle and foot -- pt. 3. The Dancer in Action. The effect of training. Beneficial stretching. Warming up and warming down. Breathing. Balance. Muscle balance. The growth spurt
Summary This introductory textbook looks at anatomy and kinesiology from the dancer's point of view. It begins by setting out the basic structures of the human body - bone, muscle, joints and nervous tissue - and then goes on to show how they interact to form anatomical systems. Finally it considers how these systems function in the dance class, addressing issues such as stretching, breathing, balance, warming up and warming down. Easy to follow, and clearly illustrated with photographs and diagrams, Anatomy and Kinesiology for Ballet Teachers will prove invaluable for both teachers and students in all styles of dance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 101)
Subject Ballet dancers -- Physiology.
Ballet dancing -- Physiological aspects.
Human anatomy.
Ballet -- Study and teaching.
Physical fitness.
Author Rist, Rachel-Anne.
ISBN 185273048X (paperback)