Karen Clippinger's first edition of "Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology"
was hailed as the definitive text on the topic. This new edition
builds on that success by retaining its scientific perspective
while making the material more accessible to students and teachers.
What's New? - A suite of online instructor and student ancillaries
to support the text - An improved organization that will help
teachers better cover the content in their courses - A reduction of
the scientific depth to produce a more reader-friendly book that
focuses on the musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiology that dancers
need to know - Graphics, photos, and anatomical illustrations that
demonstrate muscle movements and technique considerations and set
the book apart from others in its field Primary Focus While much is
new in this second edition, Clippinger retains her emphasis on
presenting the anatomical and kinesiological material that is
essential for dancers to understand. The text includes descriptions
of joint structure, key muscles, common alignment problems, select
joint mechanics, and movement analysis and includes sample strength
and flexibility exercises for each region of the body. Accessible
to a Wider Audience Clippinger has made this second edition more
engaging to a wider audience and narrowed the scope of the material
so it can be more readily covered in a single undergraduate course.
And while many of the text examples are dance-specific, its applied
nature and its many illustrations make it a great reference for
Pilates, yoga, and fitness instructors as well as dance educators
and dedicated dancers. New Ancillaries - An "instructor guide"
featuring a sample syllabus and course outline, chapter outlines,
lab assignments, answers to review questions, and sample tests - A
"presentation package" providing slides with text and graphics that
reinforce key points - A student web resource including
assignments, outlines, study sheets, and 20 video clips that
demonstrate technique and correction guidelines This new edition
will give teachers a clearer picture of the anatomical and
kinesiological factors that aid in generating technique cues and
identifying technique problems. It will provide dancers with a
better understanding of overcoming technique challenges and
preventing injuries. Its solid grounding in the sciences, along
with the art and accessible text, will help teachers become more
effective and empower dancers to realize their potential and
artistic vision. Quotes The first edition of "Dance Anatomy and
Kinesiology" was hailed by reviewers as "most likely to become the
definitive text in dance anatomy, kinesiology, and conditioning
classes" "(Journal of Dance Medicine and Science)"; "a must for any
dance teacher who is serious about helping their students"
"(Australia Dance Teacher Magazine)"; and "the most substantive
dance science resource to date" "(Journal of Dance Education)."