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Posted December 6, 2011
Posted December 6, 2011
Jacqui is a rare talent, as dancer and dance medicine expert!I have been graced to know Jacqui for 12 years, she is amazing and a Dance Medicine expert and Pilates Instructor.This text is a must read whether you are a dance professional, novice or Pilates student--the information is powerful when applied and the illustrations give additional insights which are critical.Study with Jacqui when you are in Cincinnati, bring her in to have her offer her insights to your young dancers to allow them to benefit from her sound injury prevention strategies.Wonderful!Yul Meade ButlerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 23, 2010
This is a must read for Pilates and/or Dance Students!
I have been graced to study The Pilates Method with Jacqui Haas since 1998 and my life have changed dramatically, especially over the last two and a half years. Under Jacqui's tutelage and guidance I have increased strength, flexibility and better health.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This book is a natural extension of Jacqui's wonderful teaching and encouraging instruction and the body of knowledge she has built throughout her career.
I recommend this book to anyone looking for a greater understanding of dance; dance anatomy from the perspective of a performing artist, to a dance student focused upon excellence, technique, joy, prevention and a long outstanding and healthy career in dance--never-mind someone interested in a better understanding of the human body.
Jacqui is constantly in demand because of her skills, talents and natural way of directing you to your personal best.
Cheers to Jacqui!
Posted May 14, 2010
A great book for both dancers & allied health care providers in the performing arts. Easy to understand, a visual masterpiece!
Ms. Haas has done an amazing job of speaking the language of the dancer. She uses anatomical references in a way that relates to both performing artists and the clinicians who are caring for them.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The illustrations are excellent and key to the clear description of muscle action and movement patterns.
This book is a great way to educate the dancer and is also a great tool to use to educate students who are pursuing a career in performing arts medicine.
As a dancer what I liked best about "Dance Anatomy" was the practical application of the examples given.
As an athletic trainer what I liked best about this book was the clear descriptions of exercises commonly used by performing arts medicine professionals but rarely well defined.
Outstanding book, and long overdue!!
Posted April 9, 2010
This book changed how I teach "Dance Kinesiology"
When I found out that Jacqui Haas was writing this book, I was so excited that I convinced my Human Kinetics rep to give me a PDF copy because the book hadn't been published yet. Upon reviewing it, I immediately adopted it as the text for my undergraduate course in Dance Kinesiology. Our university got some of the first ones off the press.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I wanted to change textbooks for my course because students needed something more accessible and practical. This book is definitely it. I actually altered how I teach my course in order to incorporate the various exercises that Jacqui offers. In addition, I teach under the quarter system (rather than the semester system), so I have a very limited amount of time to communicate a lot of information. "Dance Anatomy" has been extremely helpful in helping me set a more achievable framework for this.
For an undergraduate, science-based class like Dance Kinesiology, I prefer some extra anatomy content. I can easily add this into my teaching sessions from the outstanding foundation Jacqui lays in "Dance Anatomy." My students have gladly received the book, and are encouraged by its straightforward, readable approach.
As a scientist working with artists, I find that this text is ideal for my artistic students, many of whom are new to grappling with science. As is typical of Human Kinetics' books, the illustrations in "Dance Anatomy" are outstanding, and this helps students visualize the anatomy that makes them move. The book celebrates both the amazing design of the human body and the equally amazing ability of the body's anatomy to bring forth the beauty and athletic artistry of dance. While appropriate for a wide audience, the book will be especially useful for dancers from high school age upward, dance teachers, and instructors of undergraduate Dance Kinesiology classes.
Assistant Professor of Dance Science
University of California, Irvine
Posted June 1, 2011
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