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CONTENTS Dedication List of Tables List of Figures Figure Captions Acknowledgements Foreword Preface: Warm-Up Chapter 1 Dance: A Challenging Profession Pushing the body image Overuse and Overload: Practice does not make perfect The show must go on: The Pressure to perform Older dancers: Moving out or moving on? Finding Balance: How Dance Medicine and Science Can Help Finding Balance: The Dancer as Lifelong Learner Finding a Place in the World of Dance Profiles Carrie Imler Elizabeth Streb Roxane d'Orleans Juste David Parsons David Zurak Chapter 2 Injury and Injury Treatment Types of Injuries in Dance and Risk Factors Risk factors The preadolescent and adolescent dancer - Some special considerations Recommendations for training Treatment and Rehabilitation Multidisciplinary approaches and complementary therapies Rehabilitation Physical Therapy Manual therapy Complementary adjuncts Pilates Sample rehabilitation program Achilles tendinitis Low-back disorders Transitional class Full function Parting Words - for the Dancer, the Company, the Healthcare Team Profiles Catherine Cabeen Koichi Kubo Li Chiao-Ping Louise Nadeau Chapter 3 Technique and Training What is Technique? Training for Technique Analytical Tools for Technique Analyzing movement using physical principles Structural and functional analysis Experiential Tools for Technique Visualization techniques applied to alignment Somatic disciplines in dance Selecting a Teacher Profiles Bill Evans Cher Carnell Donald Byrd Kellen Laine Gus Solomons, jr Chapter 4 The Fit Dancer: Conditioning the Body for Strength, Endurance, and Flexibility Strength Strength training using body weight for resistance Karipides floor work Core stabilization (Stuart McGill) Yoga Pilates Method floor work Gyrotonic floor work Strength training using increased resistance Elastic resistance Resistance machines Free weights for resistance Pilates Gyrotonic expansion system Endurance Endurance conditioning Class and rehearsal Supplemental aerobic training Flexibility Stretching techniques Stretching programs Conditioning and class Profiles Jan Dunn Murray Louis Gary Galbraith Chapter 5 Nutrition, Weight Management, and Diet for Dance The Young Dancer -- Diet and Health, Growth and Development Energy Nutrients and Water: A Primer Carbohydrates Fat Protein Water Energy Expenditure: A Primer Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) and Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI): New Guidelines on Diet Recommended Intakes of Energy Nutrients Diet and Weight Control The importance of carbohydrates Feasting and fasting How do diets "work"? Fat mobilization Energy in, energy out? Achieving a Balanced Diet Should the food pyramid be a food square? Choreographing meals Timing is everything A Cautionary Note: Dancing and tobacco do not mix Profiles Kent Stowell Catherine Allaway Jenifer Ringer Melanie Skinner Chapter 6 Finding Balance What Does it Take to Make it in Dance? A Positive Self-image Especially for Young Dancers Lifelong Learners: How the Science of Dance Informs the Art Finding One's Place in the World of Dance Career Transitions Keeping the Desire to Dance Alive Profiles Jamie Farquhar James Fayette Paul Bowler Pat Graney Wendy Perron Appendices Appendix A. Anatomy Basics Appendix B. Dance Flooring Appendix C. Feet First: Dance Footwear and Footcare Appendix D. On Point Appendix E. Neural Mechanisms and Flexibility Glossaries Notes [Ed: Currently, the notes (references) appear at the end of each chapter.] Index

About the Author

Gigi Berardi is book review editor for the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, a regular columnist for Dance International and a correspondent for Dance Magazine; her articles have appeared both in daily newspapers and specialized dance research journals. A Fulbright scholar with a masters in dance from the University of California, Los Angeles, Berardi currently teaches at Western Washington University.


"Berardi's invaluable work will enable dancers to make wise decisions about caring for themselves." -- Francia Russell, Artistic Director, Pacific/Northwest Ballet
"Finding Balance is a book that can be read by all from the novice to advanced dancer, the administrator, choreographer, and the teacher. The information is valuable and essential and written in a style that is interesting and informative." -- Journal of Dance Medicine and Science
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"Gigi Berardi shares her passion for the arts and what it takes to follow a dream." -- Yearbook of Experts (R) News Release Wire

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