ISP Topic

Topic: The anatomy of dance.

Structurally correct alignment is imperative for longevity and minimizing injury. Proper alignment is necessary to evenly distribute your body’s weight to allow the muscles to work without extra tension. This is key to performing movement safely and correctly. 

Background: When injury occurs, dancers, like any other athlete, do not want to cease training to wait for for the injured area to heal. Because I have dealt with several injuries in the past year and a half, I would like to research focusing on causes of injury, injury prevention, and how to work through an injury. In dance, there are so many different movements all requiring different arm positions, weight balance, strength, and flexibility. I would like to understand what is going on beneath the skin of a dancer. Evaluating the muscles and bones will enlighten me with erudition on how to perfectly execute a particular movement.