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    Sport psychology for competitive dancers

    Suggestions for goal setting, improving concentration, and managing anxiety:
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    Resistance training for ballroom dancers

    In kinesiology, resistance training is exercise in which external resistance is used. Calisthenics and plyometrics are typically performed with the weight of the body. This is the primary difference between the styles of training. This article presents resistance training as an adjunct to...
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    Resistance training for ballroom dancers

    I thought some of you might be interested in this
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    How to get a dancer's body

    Yes, but the activity during hours of practice is intermittent. This is not "aerobic" training. Consider the glycolytic and oxidative energy systems. How often, even during practice, do you dance for more than a few minutes without stopping? For most dancers, practice is more like interval...
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    How to get a dancer's body

    It depends on what you intend to achieve. Low body mass is achieved by manipulating energy intake and expenditure. Food quality is irrelevant. Macronutrient ratio plays a role in body composition. Exercise promotes fitness but may not be useful if low body mass is a goal, particularly if...
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    How to get a dancer's body

    I'm glad you enjoyed it, llamasarefuzzy! Thanks for the kind words and best of luck with your exams :)
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    How to get a dancer's body

    Thanks for the comments, everyone. I wrote the article. The message of the article is this: If you just want the appearance of a dancer, that's easy enough to achieve. But there's more to the body of a dancer than what can be seen. High-level competitive dancers have fit bodies, and anaerobic...
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    What Makes Elite Ballroom Dancers Better?

    A new time-motion analysis reveals fascinating details about top-ranked ballroom dancers' turns.
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    Anaerobic fitness and dancesport

    Article on developing a dancer's body that reviews research on the energy demands of dancesport.
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    Which is harder: Latin or Standard?

    Smooth, Rhythm, and Latin are ridiculously easy because you can do so many figures without precision and they still look ok. Standard is hardest because it requires accuracy.
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    Breaking Pointe

    I'm totally hooked on this show. Hope it continues.
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    Silly things non-dancers say

    "I can follow anything. I just need a strong lead."
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    The Dance Bible

    I was confused by this as well. My understanding of movement in the frontal plane is that it occurs side to side.
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    Blackpool 2012

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    WDSF complexity of choreography, especially Quickstep

    Katusha goes by Kate?