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Psychology of Dance

4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0873224864
ISBN-10: 0873224868
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""""I have held the ongoing premise that with certain physical attributes, the world of classical dance is 75% mental. There is the added dimension of needing the intellectual understanding of the intricacies of technique, and possessing a secure and confident mental state to allow ones mind to make free, proper, and tasteful choices in execution. As in athletics, dance is now beginning to recognize the importance of mental capabilities. A publication such as Psychology of Dance will assist with and lead to an expansion of those understandings."""Edward VillellaArtistic DirectorMiami City Ballet """A wonderful addition to dance literature--useful for dancers, students of dance, and teachers. The techniques and approaches described in this book will assist dancers to become empowered in the dance-learning process, encouraging them to understand themselves and the role they can play in heightening their own performance and reaching their potential. It gives them the skills and sensitivities they need to take charge of their own dancing."""Enid LynnDirectorSchool of the Hartford Ballet """When dance directors ask for ""more,"" what they often want is an increase in performance concentration or intensity. The means explored in this book for developing an optimal performance attitude should help dancers deliver what directors want. The psychological dimensions of dance the authors discuss are important additions to the dance class and can lead to more rewarding performance careers for dancers."""Jill Beck, PhDChair, Dance DivisionSouthern Methodist University "

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"I have held the ongoing premise that with certain physical attributes, the world of classical dance is 75% mental. There is the added dimension of needing the intellectual understanding of the intricacies of technique, and possessing a secure and confident mental state to allow ones mind to make free, proper, and tasteful choices in execution. As in athletics, dance is now beginning to recognize the importance of mental capabilities. A publication such as Psychology of Dance will assist with and lead to an expansion of those understandings."
Edward Villella
Artistic Director
Miami City Ballet

"A wonderful addition to dance literature--useful for dancers, students of dance, and teachers. The techniques and approaches described in this book will assist dancers to become empowered in the dance-learning process, encouraging them to understand themselves and the role they can play in heightening their own performance and reaching their potential. It gives them the skills and sensitivities they need to take charge of their own dancing."
Enid Lynn
Director
School of the Hartford Ballet

"When dance directors ask for "more", what they often want is an increase in performance concentration or intensity. The means explored in this book for developing an optimal performance attitude should help dancers deliver what directors want. The psychological dimensions of dance the authors discuss are important additions to the dance class and can lead to more rewarding performance careers for dancers."
Jill Beck, PhD
Chair, Dance Division
Southern Methodist University

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics (April 3, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873224868
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873224864
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #869,267 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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this book has helped me so much on my journey to becoming a dancer.

any thing i need is right there in the book,it recently taught me how to avoid slumps,keep focused,it is an amazing book,my dance bible!
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If you are a dancer or a dance-related professional, just read it no matter what. In such a compact book, you couldn't want any more. A dance department in a college would open a new course named "Psychology of Dance" if they knew that this book existed. I am going to translate it into a foreign language.
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I purchased this book to understand how these two things intertwined with one another. Also to get some answers for a project about what I'm passionate about. I have figured out that certain techniques incorporated with dance help build motivation and self-confidence. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in dance and psychology. This book was tremendous help.
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Im glad I got this book at this point in my teaching carreer, figuring all of this out by myself would have taken me years, I really recommend this book
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