Dance Anatomy eBook
EbookPowerful, 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 designed to promote perfect alignment, improved placement, proper breathing, and prevention of common injuries. In stunning detail, the accompanying illustration captures the dancer in motion and highlights the active muscles associated with each movement.
You’ll learn how to modify exercises to target specific areas to enhance flexibility and reduce muscle tension. You’ll also learn to put it all together to personalize a program based on your style of dance, level of expertise, and individual needs and goals.
Whether you seek to optimize performance, add a new movement to your repertoire, or minimize muscle fatigue, stress, and injury, Dance Anatomy is your perfect partner.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. The Dancer in Motion
Chapter 2. Spine
Chapter 3. Ribs and Breath
Chapter 4. Core
Chapter 5. Shoulder Girdle and Arms
Chapter 6. Pelvis and Hips
Chapter 7. Legs
Chapter 8. Ankles and Feet
Chapter 9. Whole-Body Training for Dancers
“Jacqui Haas covers all the basics that dancers should know about the incredible instrument that is the human body. Dance Anatomy is well written, informative, and full of creative ways to keep dancers healthy and dancing to their full potential!”
Marika Molnar, PT, LAc
“Dance Anatomy brings to life the relationship between muscle development and dancing. It is a must-read for every dancer.”
Artistic Director and CEO