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Open Access Considerations for Integrating Fitness into Dance Training

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In recent years it has frequently been suggested that dancers may not be sufficiently prepared for the physical demands of dance. The majority of researchers have arrived at the conclusion that there are gaps in the structure of dance training programs that could be filled with the type of physical training that has benefited other elite athletes. This article reviews some recommendations in light of current research for the supplementation of dance training and the inclusion of fitness concepts in traditional dance classes.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Laban, London, United Kingdom. [email protected]

Publication date: June 1, 2010

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