Nutrition for the Dancer

Author: Zerlina Mastin

Publisher: Dance Books Limited

ISBN: 9781852731359

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 194

View: 2682

The tremendous physical mastery of a 21st century dancer undoubtedly rivals that of an athlete, but the importance and significance of nutrition could not be any more different. However, merely likening the strength, Agility and physicality of a dancer to that of an athlete overlooks the very nature of dance, embodying the vigour and sublime beauty of the dancer's physique as a visual expression of art. The author trained as a professional dancer, and is thus fully aware of the extraordinary demands placed on students and professional dancers. As a nutritionist, she now recognises that so many talented dancers forfeit their health, their skill and ultimately their career solely because they are unaware of the importance behind good nutrition. The misconception that health be surrendered for the lean silhouette has emanated in dance schools and professional companies around the world. Dance scientists today know this does not have to be the case. Nutrition for the Dancer is a complete guide to nutrition. From calculating individual calorie requirements, reducing body fat, performance preparation, nutrition for a young dancer, recovery from injury, recipes and stock cupboard ideas, this book provides invaluable snippets of advice to dancers.

Diet for Dancers

A Complete Guide to Nutrition and Weight Control

Author: Robin D. Chmelar

Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub

ISBN: 9780916622893

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 164

View: 5284

The first diet book based on research with dancers, this guide provides information about proper dietary procedures that will enable people to reach and/or maintain their optimal body weight for dancing. Areas discussed include weight control, individual differences in metabolism, and body composition.

Nutrition for Dancers

Basics, Performance Enhancement, Practical Tips

Author: Liane Simmel,Eva-Maria Kraft

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351585967

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 180

View: 4326

Dancers are top performance athletes on stage – to keep fit and healthy proper nutrition is an integral part of an optimal dance training. Nutrition for Dancers provides the principles of nutrition for dancers of all genres. Authors Liane Simmel and Eva- Maria Kraft clarify widespread nutritional mistakes and give advice on how a healthy diet can be incorporated into the everyday life of dancers.


Fitness Minutes for a Healthier Life

Author: Helene Andreu

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452060150

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 180

View: 3814

Award Finalist in the National Indie Excellence 2007 Book Awards, Health category. Award-Winning Finalist in the Health: Exercise & Fitness category of the National Best Books 2007 Awards. This book offers clear guidelines on how to acquire fitness through enjoyable dance routines, movements for all parts of the body, and through good nutrition. It includes numerous photographs, useful hints on fitness and nutrition, a glossary, bibliography, discography, and an index, to assist the reader. You’ll find information on: exercising for your specific needs and lifestyle, without boredom; putting together creative dance routines by using movements that you know; getting the whole family involved in dance, movement and nutrition; using your practice time effectively to achieve greater coordination, stamina, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness; obtaining better weight, relaxation, and alignment; avoiding common problems in executing dance and movements; preparing and eating well balanced, nutritious and colorful meals; knowing which foods to avoid; taking action to help prevent obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes; and making a difference by doing a little bit of effort on a daily basis.

Dance Medicine in Practice

Anatomy, Injury Prevention, Training

Author: Liane Simmel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136483756

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

View: 4283

Dance Medicine in Practice is the complete physical textbook for dance, written specifically to help dancers understand the anatomy, function and care of their bodies. Specific chapters are devoted to focusing on the spine, pelvis, hips, knees, feet, shoulders and arms. Each of these covers the following key aspects: Anatomy: bone structure, musculature, and function. How each part of the body moves and how it responds under pressure Pitfalls: Common examples of bad practice and the effect that these can have on the body Self Analysis: How to become aware of and muscle groups and the capacity of each joint. Injury Prevention: Tips and advice on how to best avoid and prevent injury both in training and everyday life Exercises: Simple and effective methods of strengthening, mobilising and relaxing joints and muscles Checklists: Dos and Don’ts for the best dance technique. The best dancers know that looking after their bodies is the key to their success, and Dance Medicine in Practice also covers how to ensure the best possible nutrition, plan and manage training schedules, and ensure that injuries are kept to a minimum both in frequency and impact. It is the best possible companion to a life in dance.

Getting Started in Ballet : A Parent's Guide to Dance Education

A Parent's Guide to Dance Education

Author: Anna Paskevska Chair of the Dance Department Chicago Academy for the Arts

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198027737

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 4696

Many children dream of being a ballerina. Chin raised with purpose, arms high above head, they twirl clumsily around the living room and leap tirelessly in the air. Sooner or later they're bound to say, "I want to dance." Now what do you do? How do you know if the time is right? Where's the best place to start? In Getting Started in Ballet, Anna Paskevska draws from her training at the Paris Opera Ballet School and and the Royal Ballet School in London and her career as a professional dancer and teacher to offer a step-by-step introduction to dance education for parents with children starting ballet. Paskevska begins with a historical overview of dance and discusses the fundamental virtues and many life-long skills it imparts. Dance teaches children how to cooperate and support each other's efforts; encourages them to work in harmony with others; helps establish a child's spatial relationships; and promotes discipline and responsibility. Paskevska outlines the proper sequence for training in ballet based on a child's physical and mental development. She clearly demonstrates how ballet's early training, focusing on repetition of simple motion such as exercises at the barre and basic jumps, establish pathways for all later movements not only in ballet, but in modern dance, jazz, and tap as well. Written in a clear and accessible style and full of anecdotes from Paskevska's long professional dance-related career, Getting Started in Ballet offers helpful information on types of dance schools and how to select the right school for your child. Included is valuable information on choosing a dance instructor, the role both parents and teachers should play in a child's learning experience, and the qualities the ideal teacher should possess. Also discussed are more practical matters such as the appropriate clothing to wear while practicing, the importance of shoes that fit properly, how to secure pointe shoes, tips for avoiding injury, and how to balance training and performing experience during the formative years. A special chapter covers proper diet, eating disorders, and ways to recognize symptoms of imbalance. Finally, Paskevska touches upon the professional world of dance, attending college as a dance major, and advice on choosing careers that benefit from a background in dance. With forewords by Violette Verdy, a preeminent ballerina affiliated with the New York City Ballet and the Paris Opera Ballet, and Sybil Shearer, a pioneer of American modern dance, as well as an extensive appendix of performing arts schools and dance programs throughout the United States, Getting Started in Ballet gives parents the advice they need to make their child's dance experiences both enjoyable and constructive.

Finding Balance

Fitness, Training, and Health for a Lifetime in Dance

Author: Gigi Berardi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136071067

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 1111

Finding Balance: Fitness, Health, and Training for a Lifetime in Dance gives an overview of issues faced by all performing dancers: injury and treatment; technique and training; fitness; nutrition and diet; and career management. The text includes both easy-to-read overviews of each topic and "profiles" of well known dancers and how they have coped with these issues. The new edition includes: Updated and new profiles. Expanded injury and injury treatment information. Updated dance science and physiology findings, and new references. Updated diet guidelines, Expanded and updated "Taking Control" section. It concludes with a list of selected dance/arts medicine clinics, a bibliography, glossary, and text notes.

The healthy dancer

dance medicine for dancers : selected articles from Dance medicine : a comprehensive guide

Author: Allan James Ryan,Robert E. Stephens (Ph. D.),Robert E. Stephens

Publisher: Dance Horizons


Category: Medical

Page: 267

View: 7130

The Dancer's Way

The New York City Ballet Guide to Mind, Body, and Nutrition

Author: Linda H. Hamilton, Ph.D.,New York City Ballet

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250098424

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 7501

In the current dance scene, performers contend with choreography that involves extreme dance, multiple techniques, and acrobatic moves, exemplified in the popular reality television show, "So You Think You Can Dance." The dilemma for aspiring professionals is that dance class no longer provides sufficient preparation for performing at this level. Dancers who want to achieve their best, avoid injury, and perform at their peak will welcome the insight and advice in the pages of The Dancer's Way. The world-renowned New York City Ballet developed their proven wellness program to help dancers reach their potential without compromising their health. As one of the key designers of this program, former dancer and clinical psychologist Linda Hamilton, Ph.D. provides the essential principles of wellness that will help you achieve your goals in all levels and forms of dance. These include keeping yourself physically healthy, nutritionally sound, and mentally prepared as a dancer. New York City Ballet's celebrated program, here for the first time in book form, highlights every tool you'll need to stay in great shape.

Dance Studies: The Basics

Author: Jo Butterworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136584064

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 818

A concise introduction to the study of dance ranging from the practical aspects such as technique and choreography to more theoretical considerations such as aesthetic appreciation and the place of dance in different cultures. This book answers questions such as: Exactly how do we define dance? What kinds of people dance and what kind of training is necessary? How are dances made? What do we know about dance history? Featuring a glossary, chronology of dance history and list of useful websites, this book is the ideal starting point for anyone interested in the study of dance.

Helping Athletes with Eating Disorders

Author: Ron A. Thompson

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780873223836

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 194

View: 4780

Psychologists who direct an eating-disorder program tell how athletes, because of their concern with their size, shape, and weight, may be at greater than average risk for such disorders as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. They suggest to coaches how to recognize and deal with such conditions. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The 5-6-7-8 Diet

The 14-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss

Author: Kym Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1942872925

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 1735

Three-time Dancing with the Stars’ champion Kym Johnson shows you how to lose weight, get fit, and live an irresistible life. In conjunction with the launch of her personal fitness and lifestyle brand, Kym Johnson shares her life lessons, nutrition and exercise plans, and entertainment style through anecdotes, recipes, and contributions from her celebrity dance partners and life lessons learned from her mother. With Kym’s 5-6-7-8 plan you will: lose belly fat, firm thighs, shrink cellulite, fuel your libido, boost your mood, restore your sleep, and dance the night away for life!

Preventing Eating Disorders

A Handbook of Interventions and Special Challenges

Author: Niva Piran,Michael Levine,Catherine Steiner-Adair

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134873816

Category: Psychology

Page: 420

View: 9410

This comprehensive resource provides multiple prevention strategies, programs, and approaches for health and mental health workers, educators, researchers, students, and interested members of the community at large who work to prevent eating disorders and related problems.

The Beria (Rai Dancers)

A Socio-demographic, Reproductive, and Child Health Care Practices Profile

Author: Arun K. Jain,A. N. Sharma

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 9788176257145

Category: Berias

Page: 111

View: 5888

Fieldwork Conducted Among The Berias Of Loohari (Hawla) Gram Panchayat Of Rahatgarh Block Of Sagar District Of Madhya Pradesh, India. Most Of The Women Of This Community Are Traditionally Involved In Prostitution And Rai Dance. Beria Women, Known As Berani, Are The Village Dancing Girls Are Employed To Give Performance In Could Weather Especially At The Holi Festival And Other Occasions Like Marriage, Etc. Where They Dance The Whole Night Through, Fortified By Continuous Of Liquor. This Dance Is Called Rai , Accompanied By Most Obscene Songs And Gestures.The Present Study Is Conducted Among The Beria Women, Who Engaged In Prostitution. The Objective Of The Study Is To Assess The Reproductive And Child Health Care Practices Among The Berias, Loohai (Hawla) Gram Panchayat Of Rahatgarh. The Authors Highlight The Socio-Demographic, Reproductive And Child Health Care Practices, Source Of Income And Living Standard, Problems And Solutions Of Prostitution, Environmental Sanitation, Sanitary Habits And Personal Hygiene, Fertility Aspects, Morbidity And Mortality, Indigenous Health Practices, Antenatal Care And Delivery Health Practices, Dietary Habits, Feeding Practices And Child Immunization, Utilization Of Health And Family Welfare Services, Etc. The Book Contains Fifteen Chapters; In Which Approximate Twelve Different Aspects Of Berias Life Have Been Covered. In View Of Its Multidisciplinary Nature, The Book Is Unique, Would Be Of Immense Help And Use To General Readers, Academicians, Socio-Cultural Anthropologists, Medical Anthropologists And Researchers.

Dance Anatomie

Der vollständig illustrierte Ratgeber für Beweglichkeit, Kraft und Muskelspannung im Tanz

Author: Jacqui Greene Haas

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3767920638

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 4497

Wenn man als Tänzer erfolgreich sein möchte, muss man verstehen, wie man seinen Körper optimal trainiert, vorbereitet und schützt. Genau dies vermittelt »Dance Anatomie«. Anhand der 82 wichtigsten Tanzbewegungen mit über 200 farbigen Illustrationen auf leicht verständliche Art und Weise. Zielgerichtet und per Blick unter die Haut kann der Leser die passenden Übungen für sein Leistungsniveau und seinen Stil auswählen. Dabei werden seine Beweglichkeit, die Kraft und die Muskelspannung kontinuierlich verbessert. »Dance Anatomie« soll Ihnen als Tänzer helfen, Ihre Linie exakter zu formen und Choreografien rhythmisch und musikalisch prägnant auszudrücken. Es spielt dabei keine Rolle, ob sie vor einer Jury, auf einer Bühne oder in einer Trainingsklasse tanzen. Was Jury, Publikum und Lehrende sehen möchten, sind Kraft, klare Linien und musikalische Genauigkeit. Sämtliche Übungen in diesem Buch werden durch Tipps zur korrekten Atemtechnik, dem gezielten Einsatz der Rumpfstabilisatoren und durch Sicherheitshinweise ergänzt, um Fehlhaltungen und Verletzungen vorzubeugen.

Discovering Dance

Author: Kassing, Gayle

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450468861

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

View: 932

Discovering Dance opens up a world of opportunities for high school students who have little or no dance experience. The text, available in print and electronic forms, helps students understand the fundamentals of creating, performing, analyzing, understanding, responding to, connecting with, and evaluating dance in its various genres. It meets national and state dance education standards and addresses 21st-century learning goals. As such, it offers a complete introductory dance curriculum with the flexibility of being used for one or more years of instruction.

Nutrition and the Female Athlete

Author: Jamie S. Ruud

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849379178

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

View: 9140

Whether you exercise for fun, or in competitive situations, you should understand the important role nutrition plays in fitness. This useful new text focuses on nutrition as it specifically relates to female athletes. It addresses topics of major importance to women in sports, coaches, trainers, sports nutritionists, and physicians. Each chapter is a "mini-course" on a particular aspect of nutrition. Subjects include the nutritional practices of female athletes; the requirements for carbohydrates, proteins, and fats; details on vitamins and minerals, with special emphasis on the nutrients of importance to female athletes; the role of water and electrolytes, including prevention of dehydration and guidelines for optimal fluid replacement; body weight and composition; factors affecting energy balance; how to achieve a healthy competitive weight, and an overview of eating disorders in athletes, including definitions and diagnostic criteria, prevalence, risk factors, and effects on health and performance.

Dancer Wellness

Author: Mary Virginia Wilmerding,Donna Krasnow,IADMS

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492585815

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 5690

Dancers who want to get the most out of their experience in dance—whether in college, high school, a dance studio, or a dance company—can now take charge of their wellness. Dancer Wellness will help them learn and apply important wellness concepts as presented through the in-depth research conducted by the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) and their experts from around the world. Four Primary Areas Dancer Wellness covers four primary topics: 1. Foundations of dancer wellness, which explores the dancer’s physical environment, the science behind training, and conditioning 2. Mental components of dancer wellness, which investigates the psychological aspects that influence a dancer’s training—imagery, somatic practices, and the ways that rest, fatigue, and burnout affect learning, technique, and injury risk and recovery 3. Physical aspects of dancer wellness, which examines dancer nutrition and wellness, including the challenges in maintaining good nutrition, addressing body composition issues, bone health, injury prevention, and first aid 4. Assessments for dancer wellness, which offers guidance in goal setting, screenings, assessing abilities, and designing a personal wellness plan Each chapter offers learning objectives at the beginning and review questions at the end to help readers recall what they have learned. Sidebars within each chapter focus on self-awareness, empowerment, goal setting, and diversity in dance. “Dancer Wellness meets the needs of dancers in any setting,” says Virginia Wilmerding, one of the book’s editors from IADMS. “Our authors are leaders in the field, and they thoroughly investigate their areas of specialization. Through that investigation we have provided theoretical concepts and practical information and applications that dancers can use to enhance their health and wellness as part of their dance practice.” This text offers foundational information to create a comprehensive view of dancer wellness. “Wellness defines the state of being healthy in both mind and body through conscious and intentional choices and efforts,” says coeditor Donna Krasnow. “Anyone interested in the health and wellness of dancers can benefit from this book, regardless of previous training or level of expertise. This book covers each aspect of dancer wellness, whether environmental, physical, or psychological.”