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Pilates and Conditioning For Dancers Book

 

  • Professional dance is an exciting but demanding career to choose, and the dancer of today needs to be physically prepared for the stress on the body that a performing life entails. Pilates and Conditioning for Dancers is a practical guide to exercises designed specifically for dance students and professionals alike. The focus on how to choose exercises that suit the individual offers dancers the freedom to optimize their performance potential in a flexible environment.  

    Key topics include:
    Core Control
    Turnout
    The Healthy Spine
    Footwork
    Jumping and Landing

    This book by Jane Paris (Pilates and Conditioning Coach for The Royal Ballet) covers each area of the body, relating the exercises closely to dance technique and providing movement solutions for dancers of all styles and at all stages of their performing career. It's illustrated with over 240 beautiful photographs of Royal Ballet dancers Marianela Núñez, Marcelino Sambé and Nadia Mullova-Barley demonstrating the different exercises and positions.

    ISBN: 9781785008368
    Pages: 176
    Binding: Paperback
    Size: 24.6 x 18.9 cms
    256 colour photographs

    Image credit: Pilates and Conditioning for Dancers 9781785008368  (Marianela Nuñez) by kind permission of The Crowood Press  www.crowood.com

  • "How refreshing to finally find a wonderfully laid out, user friendly and invitingly concise yet well detailed publication... I would most definitely recommend this book" Dance Europe