Photo by Sutton Anker. Her technical background includes training in ballet, release technique, Horton, modern, tap, jazz, vertical dance, hip-hop, and pointe. Many activities which improve cardiovascular endurance also improve muscular endurance. Commonly dancers are forcing positions, which compromise alignment in order to achieve the pleased aesthetic of dance. Now that interpretation of glenohumeral joint ROM has been discussed, this section outlines specific techniques to increase IR ROM in the patient with shoulder dysfunction. Movements such as jumps, floor work, partner work, or adagio (slow controlled movements) require muscular strength for control, graceful execution, and safety. Dancers often confuse endurance with strength, so it is sometimes useful to think of endurance as continuous and strength as maximal. Can do small pulses to engage the medial thigh muscles. Muscular endurance is when less force is sustained over a longer period of time such as in gallops, skips, pliés, and swings. Hold weights for additional resistance (do so gradually!). Lying on the floor with knees bent, feet stable on the floor and knees parallel. These will also add variance to the routine and the various techniques will avoid overuse of certain muscles and joints. As a parent, what would you do if you heard this? Playing quarterback in Canadian football definitely has its challenges. Effect of Mirrors on Dancers’ Ability to Learn Movement. Specificity is focusing on the muscle or muscle groups associated with the action to gain strength. "I don’t know, Mom, I just feel burned out." If you are a first time user of these pieces of equipment it is recommended that you review safety and proper use with a fitness professional. A balance between muscular strength and flexibility needs to be understood and encouraged in the dance world to ensure that dancers are properly trained to promote health and career longevity. Photo by Sutton Anker. Flexibility allows for increased range of motion and accomplishes the aesthetic of dance. A 2010 study discussing stretching for dancers stated that having too much focus on increasing flexibility and range of motion without developing the muscular strength to do so effectively is often problematic and not successful (Wyon, 2010, p. 11). ©2020 Presenting Denver | Header Photos by Jamie Kraus Photography. Sutton’s love of dance took root at a young age when she began dancing at a local studio. These movements require a level of muscular strength and power. 1607 N. Market Street Champaign, IL 61820, Sign up and be the first to know about upcoming deals and new releases. Bridge: Low impact, core stabilizer and hamstring. Muscular strength plays a vital role in the longevity and success of a dancer. Example of a bridge. Both legs stay in parallel. Strength. Not just lifting by hand. Sutton loves everything Colorado has to offer and plans to dance her way around the world. Overload should happen in a gradual and progressive manner whereby intensity, duration, and frequency of the exercises are steadily increased. You should exercise larger muscle groups before smaller ones, because smaller ones fatigue more quickly. This passion carried into college where Sutton earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance concentration of Science from the University of Wyoming and recently completed her Masters of Science in Dance Science from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, UK. Dancers often take part in Pilates or yoga due to their similarity to dance; they help build muscular strength and endurance, and focus on joint mobility and flexibility. National physical activity guidelines in Canada recommend 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity daily activity for teens to gain health benefits. Sutton has presented at several Dance Science international conferences including the 2010 Performing Arts Medical Association conference with her research. While slow and sustained strengthening exercises, such as work with an exercise band, are recommended, you will benefit from restrengthening the feet with an increase in tempo, coming as close as possible to actual jumping speed and with a similar range of motion.