Pilates and Conditioning for Dancers (Paperback)
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 covered are Core Control; Turnout; The Healthy Spine; Footwork; Jumping and Landing. This new book 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.
Jane Paris is the Pilates and Conditioning Coach for the Royal Ballet Company. Having taught Pilates for over thirty years, she teaches workshops in dance companies around the world, and also presents at dance medicine and sports conferences internationally. Jane is also a consultant in the technical and motor control department of the Norwegian Olympics.