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Dance Science

Anatomy, Movement Analysis, Conditioning  by Gayanne Grossman


Through an understanding of anatomy and analysis of each movement, dancers will appreciate and take ownership of their bodies, which in turn will decease injury. This easily understood book presents anatomy and motion in a dance-specific way.

Part One presents the specific characteristics that affect motion in each individual joint.

Part Two discusses muscles that produce movement and teach you to analyze movement.

Part Three, conditioning , provides a practical approach to exercise for enhanced performance. An essential book, beatifully illustrated.


About the Author: Gayanne Grossman (Ed.M. in Dance, Temple University) received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Utah. She is currently Director of Dance Wellness at Muhlenberg College and physical therapist for the Lehigh Valley Health Network. Her multifaceted career has included serving on the Board of Directors of IADMS, teaching, performance, presentations, publishing in numerous professional journals, and as physical therapist to the Temple University Dance Program, Pennsylvania Ballet and Marriott Center for Dance, University of Utah.

About the Illustrator: Timothy Phelps is Assistant Director and Associate Professor in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. 

Dance Science (paperback)

  • 320 pages, 90 anatomical drawings, 30 photographs, 3 graphs Paperbound, 7 x 10, ISBN 978-087127-388-8 

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