Dance for Sports: A Practical Guide

Dance for Sports: A Practical Guide

by Margo K. Apostolos
Dance for Sports: A Practical Guide

Dance for Sports: A Practical Guide

by Margo K. Apostolos


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In Dance for Sports, author, teacher, dancer, athlete, and researcher Margo Apostolos offers a new training approach for athletes and coaches that synthesizes common techniques between athletics and dance. By utilizing this approach, in- and off-season athletes can improve efficiency and technique. Throughout the book, Apostolos shows the potential exchange between sport and dance in exercises that focus on overlapping physical components of both practices including flexibility, strength, coordination, agility, balance, and timing. She also demonstrates how dance serves sport as a cross training activity with additional opportunities for athletes to explore creativity, improvisation, and mindfulness. Discussion with athletes from several sports interweaves each chapter to expand the learning process and offer useful anecdotes. Based upon the author's decades-long career and extensive experience with athletes and coaches in a variety of sports such as football, basketball, swimming, tennis, track and field and more, Dance for Sports provides a fully integrative guide for students and instructors alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190621421
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/22/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 256
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Margo K. Apostolos is Associate Professor of Dance at University of Southern California and co-director and co-founder of the Cedars-Sinai/USC Glorya Kaufman Dance Medicine Center. In addition to teaching and research in dance and sport, her research includes work in robot choreography, dance medicine, dance science, and conditioning for dance.

Table of Contents

Dedication Acknowledgements Foreword By Steve Miller Introduction The Backstory An Accidental Athlete: Boxing Baseball, and Ballet The Framework of Dance For Sports 1. Seeing the Dance: Sport Similarity 2. Feeling the Dance: Transfer of Training 3. Hearing the Dance: The Rhythmic Response 4. Poetry In Motion: Kinesthetic Awareness Mind and Body Fitness 5. Between the Linear and the Lateral: Creativity and Improvisation 6. Form, Fun, and Fitness: Cross Training Beyond the Dance 7. Ar?te: Body and Spirit in Pure Symmetry Glossary of Terms in Dance, Sport, and Anatomy Conversations With Champions Bibliography Further Readings Appendix - Dance For Divers Index
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