Physically this means finding your center of gravity, and for a dancer, this specifically applies to leaps and turns. When executing fouettes and turns in second, it is imperative for a dancer to find their center of gravity and root themselves in it so they are not falling off their rotation axis. Even with leaps, once a dancer’s body leaves the floor, their center of gravity will follow a parabolic
As Mary Wigman said on strength, 'The dynamic force of movement wherein lies the life force of dance.' Flexibility may come naturally to a dancer through inheritance, or they may have to work on their flexibility, either way they could both reach the same level of flexibility. There are however, other factors which may influence flexibility, a few are, gender, age, body temperature and training. Advantages of muscular flexibility are, · Protects joints · Increases the range of possible skills · Improves the quality of action · Maintains a healthy musculature · Prevents injury. All of the above things make a good dancer which is why flexibility is a very important factor of dance.
Gibson’s theory of cognition, he emphasizes the aspect of perception which further touches down on the subject of ‘affordances’. Perceptible affordances in this sense is the ability to ascribe certain qualities to perceived objects. As mentioned earlier, mental images plays a major role in the creation of movements, therefore, when dance movements are created, dancers sometimes liken these images to objects they have come in contact with or specific movements they may have performed at some point as a prompt to remember these movements or create a quick link to them in order to enhance assimilation. Perception is a means to action, action a means to perception, and the brain has evolved to transform information between the two modalities. By this, it is easy to recreate or replicate movements based on the functionalities of the object being perceived.
Dance can open up a creative outlook within the mind of an individual by allowing them to embody their emotions within the movements and convey how the music makes them feel inside. Dance is also a tool for stress release, dance therapy is a great stress reliever, not only because it is great physical excessive for the body but it is also emotionally therapeutic. Dancing can bring changes to emotions and attitudes almost instantly. Dance therapy can also help develop higher functions motor skills by incorporating stretching and deep breathing exercises to strengthen muscles and increase flexibility. This can benefit the patient’s motor skills by focusing on strength, coordination and balance.
Dance Therapy Dance therapy is a versatile form of therapy founded on the idea that motion and emotion are connected, this type of therapy is beneficial for both physical and mental health using movement to help individuals achieve emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration Dance therapy is a type of therapy that uses movement to further the social, cognitive, emotional, and physical development of an individual. Dance therapists work with people from all ages that may suffer from any type of emotional problems, intellectual deficiencies, or even life-threatening illnesses. Movement in a dance therapy setting is more than just exercise, the flow of the movements are interpreted more like a language to further the progress of
There are two main methods of choreography; Improvised Choreography which gives dancers guidelines, but allows them to execute the movements as they wish; and Planned Choreography which is when dancers are told what, when, where, and how to execute the moves. It is appropriate to study the Choreographic process in my research because it is the tran-sition of interpretation of the reader in response towards the text. Choreography uses the human form. The art form that is connected to the human form will tell a human story. Audiences natu-rally read emotions and feelings when watching someone move on the stage.
As a whole, in Western society, people uphold image-properties of body image to a large standard and put a great deal of effort in their appearance. This leads to this representation of body image to be “one-dimensional and superficial” (Pylvänäinen, 2003, p. 46). People in Western society are also encouraged to alter their image-properties to fit the mold of an “ideal body appearance.” This can lead to this representation of body image to be artificial and not genuine to a person’s true makeup. These are all aspects therapists should be aware of when treating clients, especially given the nature of dance/movement therapy and how it provides the space for a client to explore their body for what it actually
For example, the basic forward roll can also be performed on the balance beam and in the floor exercise, and is important even when learning the vault and the uneven bars. The best way to learn floor exercise is through progressions. A progression is a step by step method of learning skills, beginning with the easy ones and gradually mastering the more difficult ones. If you wanted to learn a forward somersault, you would not just start out trying to do the somersault. Instead, you would learn a whole series of skills one by one, moving along to the next one only after you mastered the first.
With that said, if arousal levels are too high then sport performance can be hindered due to the athletes attention be focused on more than just the competition. Anxiety is a pshychological state that, if uncontrolled, can hinder a performance greatly. Individuals must be able to cope with this anxiety in a positive mannner so that it doesn’t consume them and cause catastrophic results. Anxiety as a form of arousal is beneficial if kept in check because it make the athlete aware of what is about to transpire. When dealing with arousal it is important to understand the theories behind it.
It is very important to consider each individual and create each program around that individual’s goal; however each program should follow a set of constants. The constants are the principles of the exercise program design itself. These principles can then be manipulated to reflect the desired response from each individual. The basis of the exercise begins through a series of steps that firstly begin with the warm-up. Many individuals fail to understand the importance of a warm-up which may consist of general, specific, performance, and functional warm-up.1 The warm-up or progressive preparation is based on the understanding of kinetics which is the study of motion and its causes.1 When objects move under the constraint of resistance caused by friction, tension, and other constraints they do not have the same ability to accelerate.