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    • Dance and health

    • Dance is an enjoyable health promoting physical activity which many people worldwide incorporate into their lifestyles today. This physical activity appeals to some who may not be active and therefore may be another alternative of exercise. Dance for health has become an important factor in the prevention, treatment an ... Read »


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    • American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation

    • The American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life by promoting creative and active lifestyles through meaningful physical activity, recreation, and fitness across the lifespan, with particular focus on community-based programs. It is ... Read »


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    • American Dance Therapy Association

    • American Dance Therapy Association was founded in 1966 to establish and maintain standards of professional education in the field of dance/movement therapy. Dance/movement therapy has been a distinct profession since the 1940s. The pioneers of the movement saw the relationship of how the body and mind interact in heal ... Read »


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    • Eurythmy

    • Eurythmy is an expressive movement art originated by Rudolf Steiner in conjunction with Marie von Sivers in the early 20th century. Primarily a performance art, it is also used in education, especially in Waldorf schools, and – as part of anthroposophic medicine – for claimed therapeutic purposes. The ... Read »


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    • Eric Franklin

    • Eric Franklin

      Eric N. Franklin (born February 28, 1957) is a Swiss dancer, movement educator, university lecturer, writer and founder of the Franklin Method, a method that combines creative visualization, embodied anatomy, physical and mental exercises and educational skills. He lives in Wetzikon, Switzerland. He earned his Bac ... Read »


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    • Ideokinesis

    • Ideokinesis is an approach to improving posture, alignment, and fluency of movement through structured guided imagery that uses metaphors, such as visualizing an object moving in a specific direction along various muscle groups throughout the body, while lying completely still. Proponents claim that repeated practice o ... Read »


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    • International Association for Dance Medicine & Science


    • Dancing mania

    • Dancing mania (also known as dancing plague, choreomania, St John's Dance and, historically, St. Vitus's Dance) was a social phenomenon that occurred primarily in mainland Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries. It involved groups of people dancing erratically, sometimes thousands at a time. The mania affected men, ... Read »


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    • Mensendieck system

    • The Mensendieck system is a therapeutic movement technique claimed to be both corrective and preventive. It was invented by German medical doctor Bess M. Mensendieck (c.1866–1959). She published several books on the subject starting with Körperkultur der Frau [Physical Culture of the Woman], 1906. ... Read »


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    • Performance surface

    • A performance surface is a flooring suitable for dance or sport. Performance surfaces are normally laid on top of, or are part of, a sprung floor to produce a complete or sports floor. Dance performance surfaces made of sheet vinyl are also called dance floors and marley floors. They are called marley-type floors fro ... Read »


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    • Dancing Plague of 1518

    • The Dancing Plague (or Dance Epidemic) of 1518 was a case of dancing mania that occurred in Strasbourg, Alsace (then part of the Holy Roman Empire) in July 1518. Around 400 people took to dancing for days without rest, and, over the period of about one month, some of those affected died of heart attack, stroke, or exha ... Read »


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    • Pointe technique

    • Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes. A dancer is said to be en pointe when the dancer's body is supported in this manner, and a fully extended vertical foot is said ... Read »


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    • Psychology of dance

    • The psychology of dance is the set of mental states associated with dancing and watching others dance. The term names the interdisciplinary academic field that studies those who do. Areas of research include interventions to increase health for older adults, programs for stimulating children’s creativity, dance mo ... Read »


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    • Dance science

    • Dance science is the scientific study of dance and dancers, as well as the practical application of scientific principles to dance. Its aims are the enhancement of performance, the reduction of injury, and the improvement of well-being and health. The field of Dance Medicine and Science dates back to the 1970s and 80s ... Read »


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    • Somatics

    • Somatics is a field within bodywork and movement studies which emphasizes internal physical perception and experience. The term is used in movement therapy to signify approaches based on the soma, or "the body as perceived from within," including Alexander technique, the Feldenkrais Method, and Rolfing. In dance, the t ... Read »


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    • Sprung floor

    • A sprung floor is a floor that absorbs shocks, giving it a softer feel. Such floors are considered the best available for dance and indoor sports and physical education. They enhance performance and greatly reduce injuries. Modern sprung floors are supported by foam backing or rubber feet, while traditional floors prov ... Read »


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    • Dance therapy

    • Dance/movement therapy (DMT) in USA/ Australia or dance movement psychotherapy (DMP) in the UK is the psychotherapeutic use of movement and dance to support intellectual, emotional, and motor functions of the body. As a form of expressive therapy, DMT looks at the correlation between movement and emotion. A typical DMT ... Read »


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    • Turnout (ballet)

    • In ballet, turnout (also turn-out) is a rotation of the leg that comes from the hips, causing the knee and foot to turn outward, away from the center of the body. This rotation allows for greater extension of the leg, especially when raising it to the side and rear. Turnout is essential to classical ballet technique an ... Read »


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    • Zumba

    • Zumba is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez during the 1990s. Zumba is a trademark owned by Zumba Fitness, LLC. The Brazilian pop singer Claudia Leitte has become the international ambassador to Zumba Fitness. Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed ... Read »


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