Analysis of components of the "turnout" in beginning and advanced female ballet dancers

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Title:
Analysis of components of the "turnout" in beginning and advanced female ballet dancers
Author:
Meinel, Kandis Kramer, 1952-
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Lateral rotation of the left and right hip, knee, ankle and intertarsal joints during three trials of turnout from the straight leg and demi-plie positions was quantified with the use of a specially designed friction-free weightbearing goniometer, projecting fin-like body markers, and overhead photography. The female subjects were dancers (10 beginners, 11 advanced) recruited from University of Arizona ballet classes. MANOVAS revealed that turnout as measured from the feet was (1) significantly greater in the advanced group in both positions, (2) significantly greater in the demi-plie position than in the straight leg, (3) a cumulative joint rotation effect with the hip contributing the greatest absolute and relative amounts. Positive significant correlations occurred between: (1) pedal turnout and lateral hip rotation for the advanced group in both positions and for the beginning group in demi-plie, and (2) pedal turnout and lateral ankle rotation for the advanced dancers in the straight leg position. Alignment of the lower extremity segments during turnout from both positions did not exist for either group.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Ballet -- Physiological effect.; Posture.; Ballet dancers.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Exercise and Sport Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Atwater, Anne E.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAnalysis of components of the "turnout" in beginning and advanced female ballet dancersen_US
dc.creatorMeinel, Kandis Kramer, 1952-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMeinel, Kandis Kramer, 1952-en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractLateral rotation of the left and right hip, knee, ankle and intertarsal joints during three trials of turnout from the straight leg and demi-plie positions was quantified with the use of a specially designed friction-free weightbearing goniometer, projecting fin-like body markers, and overhead photography. The female subjects were dancers (10 beginners, 11 advanced) recruited from University of Arizona ballet classes. MANOVAS revealed that turnout as measured from the feet was (1) significantly greater in the advanced group in both positions, (2) significantly greater in the demi-plie position than in the straight leg, (3) a cumulative joint rotation effect with the hip contributing the greatest absolute and relative amounts. Positive significant correlations occurred between: (1) pedal turnout and lateral hip rotation for the advanced group in both positions and for the beginning group in demi-plie, and (2) pedal turnout and lateral ankle rotation for the advanced dancers in the straight leg position. Alignment of the lower extremity segments during turnout from both positions did not exist for either group.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBallet -- Physiological effect.en_US
dc.subjectPosture.en_US
dc.subjectBallet dancers.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineExercise and Sport Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorAtwater, Anne E.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1332473en_US
dc.identifier.oclc19371667en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b18395703en_US
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