I love to dance and this week is a celebration of dance!
I found this book ten years ago and it helped me visualize the way my body moves. I just browsed the exercises coz you can get the same conditioning from ballet and Pilates. But if you’re inclined to use squishy balls and elastic bands, go for it.
This second edition adds online links but I couldn’t open them. The value for me was reviewing how to relax, loosen up, balance, stretch, and B-R-E-A-T-H-E !!
This is highly technical and well-illustrated, though a direct marketing of the author’s invented method. Caveat: the author is a veteran dancer, choreographer, and consultant but is not a health professional. Still, every dancer will gain a greater understanding of how all the parts of the body moves in unison, so we can dance better.
It’s never too late to do what you love. We don’t have to be Beyoncé but we can all be partying!
Conditioning for Dance—Training for Whole-Body Coordination and Efficiency
By Eric Franklin
Paperback, 389 pages, 2019.