{"id":1531384987683,"title":"Conditioning For Dance Book By Eric Franklin - 2nd Edition","handle":"conditioning-for-dance-book-by-eric-franklin-2nd-edition","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eConditioning For Dance Book By Eric Franklin - 2nd Edition. \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTraining for Whole-Body Coordination and Efficiency.\u003cem\u003e (Paperback book with free accompanying web resources)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003eConditioning For Dance, 2nd Edition \u003c\/em\u003eoffers over 100 new body conditioning exercises for dancers, covering all parts of the body.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis updated edition also includes 2 new chapters and a new FREE online web resource including 22 videos showing how to correctly perform the exercises, 2 twenty minute conditioning workouts and a personal conditioning programme!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1490\/8458\/files\/Michael_Berkin_Headshot_Reduced._small.jpg?v=1505126421\" alt=\"Michael Berkin's Choice Of Boys Ballet Tights\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eMichael's choice!\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e \u003c\/b\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003e\"I personally benefited a great deal from learning with Eric Franklin whilst training at The Royal Ballet School. Throughout my teaching career so many dance teachers and students have asked me about the best conditioning exercises for dancers...\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003e- 'Do you have an exercise to help me with my turns?' \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003e- 'How can I strengthen my core and improve my balance?'\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003e- 'What are the best exercises for strengthening my feet?'\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003e- 'How can I increase my flexibility?'...\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003eThis new book answers all of these dance conditioning questions and more!\"\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWho would benefit from this book?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Conditioning For Dance book comes highly recommended by Kimberley and Michael Berkin, who were fortunate to learn from Eric Franklin personally when he delivered workshops during their training at The Royal Ballet School. This book would benefit dance students, teachers and professional dancers of all disciplines, especially ballet; it is an excellent read from cover to cover and a great point of reference too, particularly with the accompanying free web resources and videos.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout the book:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003eEric Franklin’s first edition of \u003ci\u003eConditioning for Dance\u003c\/i\u003e was a bestseller—and it is back and better than ever, with the new 2nd edition, offering state-of-the-art conditioning exercises for dancers.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p2\"\u003eAn internationally renowned master teacher, Franklin has developed a science-based method of conditioning that is taught and practiced in companies and schools around the world. In this new edition of \u003ci\u003eConditioning for Dance, \u003c\/i\u003ehe integrates the latest scientific research on strength, flexibility, and conditioning into his dance exercises.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePages: 389\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFormat: Paperback\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLanguage: English\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat's new in this 2nd edition?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSince conditioning for dance was first published, the topic of dancers’ health, wellness, and conditioning has taken on even greater importance in the dance community. Franklin has responded to this increased emphasis by adding these new exercises and resources:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOver 100 new conditioning exercises—for all parts of the body—to support dancers in a wide range of genres, forms, and styles\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOver 100 new illustrations and photos to explain and show the exercises\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTwo new chapters with exercises for a complete conditioning plan\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat are the free web resources?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis 389 page paperback book comes with the following FREE accompanying web resources:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e22 video clips featuring Eric Franklin demonstrating the correct execution of the dance conditioning exercises featured in the book\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTwo 20-minute portable whole-body workouts using resistance bands to help dancers increase their aerobic conditioning and strength\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eA personal conditioning program you can use to set goals chapter by chapter and monitor your conditioning development to support your performance.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eConditioning For Dance Book By Eric Franklin - 2nd Edition. Training for Whole-Body Coordination and Efficiency. Contents: \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.pdedancesupplies.com\/collections\/dance-books\/conditioning-for-dance-book-by-eric-franklin-2nd-edition\" title=\"Conditioning For Dance Book by Eric Franklin - Dance Books at PDE Dance Supplies\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1490\/8458\/files\/Conditioning_For_Dance_Book_by_Eric_Franklin_2nd_Edition_compact.jpeg?v=1550046239\" alt=\"Conditioning For Dance Book By Eric Franklin - Contents\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePreface\u003cbr\u003eAcknowledgments\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eChapter 1. Conditioning Concepts for Body and Mind\u003cbr\u003eChapter 2. Mental Techniques for Successful Performance\u003cbr\u003eChapter 3. Improving Balance and Stability\u003cbr\u003eChapter 4. Flexibility in the Muscles and Fascia\u003cbr\u003eChapter 5. Dynamic Alignment and the Pelvic Floor\u003cbr\u003eChapter 6. Creating a Strong Core and Powerful Abdominal Muscles\u003cbr\u003eChapter 7. Conditioning the Muscles of the Pelvis, Hip Joint, and Knee\u003cbr\u003eChapter 8. Creating Stable, Flexible, and Expressive Feet\u003cbr\u003eChapter 9. Developing Power in the Torso, Shoulders, and Arms\u003cbr\u003eChapter 10. Improving Turns, Jumps, and Turnout\u003cbr\u003eChapter 11. Elastic Band Centre Workout\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAppendix: Franklin Method Equipment and Resources\u003cbr\u003eReferences and Resources\u003cbr\u003eIndex\u003cbr\u003eAbout the Author\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.pdedancesupplies.com\/collections\/dance-books\/products\/conditioning-for-dance-book-by-eric-franklin-2nd-edition\" title=\"Conditioning For Dance Book By Eric Franklin\"\u003eClick here to go back to the top of the page and add the Conditioning For Dance Book by Eric Franklin to your shopping cart.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWant to take a look inside this book before you buy it?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e See below for excerpts...\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eExcerpts from the Conditioning For Dance Book by Eric Franklin:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eExcerpt 1: Advanced Conditioning For The Abdominal Muscles:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe upper abdominal twist emphasizes strengthening the rectus abdominis and the obliques. It also activates the intercostal (between the ribs) muscles that are actually the continuation into the rib cage of the line of pull of the obliques. This exercise may make traditional crunches seem effortless. It is another example of advanced conditioning for the abdominal muscles, and you should not perform it if you have a back problem. For a reduced level of resistance, perform the exercise without the resistance of the band.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1. Attach a band to a fixed object about 10 inches (25.4 cm) off the ground. Lie supine, facing away from the attachment of the band.\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e2. Hold a loop of band around each hand, and place your hands next to your head. Alternatively you can position your hands behind your head to create a cradling support. The knees form a 90-degree angle.\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3. Lift your head off the floor, one vertebra after another, keeping your hands next to your head. The back rim of your pelvis remains on the ground (figure a).\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4. Twist your upper body to the right and then to the left (figure b). Return to center.\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5. Visualize the sliding of the rectus and oblique abdominal filaments.\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e6. Focus on lengthening the spinal muscles as you roll up. Imagine that they could provide the power to lift you.\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e7. Roll back down to the floor, vertebra after vertebra, and repeat the movement as soon as your head touches the floor.\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e8. Think of being supported by water, as if you were made of cork. Imagine the water pushing you up, and back and forth, as you twist (figure c).\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e9. To increase the effect on the obliques, drop your legs toward the opposite direction of your torso.\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Conditioning-For-Dance-Book-Excerpt-1-Abdominal-conditioning-exercise-1.\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1490\/8458\/files\/Conditioning-For-Dance-Book-Excerpt-1-Abdominal-conditioning-exercise-1._medium.jpg?v=1550047572\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Conditioning-For-Dance-Book-Excerpt-1-Abdominal-conditioning-exercise-2.\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1490\/8458\/files\/Conditioning-For-Dance-Book-Excerpt-1-Abdominal-conditioning-exercise-2._medium.jpg?v=1550061087\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1490\/8458\/files\/Conditioning-For-Dance-Book-Excerpt-1-Abdominal-conditioning-exercise-3._medium.jpg?v=1550061129\" alt=\"Conditioning-For-Dance-Book-Excerpt-1-Abdominal-conditioning-exercise-3.\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eExcerpt 2: Strengthening Pectoral Muscles - Inward Push:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eBy reversing the movement in the preceding exercise, you will strengthen the pectoral muscles and release tension between the shoulder blades. The inward push engages the muscles that stabilize the shoulder joint and the abdominal muscles to create a sense of knitting at the front of the pelvis. The exercise also strengthens the musculature that moves the wrist and fingers.\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1. Sit with your torso upright and your legs stretched out in front of you at an angle of approximately 90 degrees. Place your hands such that your palms are facing the outside of the band. Spread the band so that it covers the whole palm of the hand, and position the arms at a downward angle with the elbows slightly bent (figure a).\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e2. Move your hands toward each other to push the band toward the midline of the body (figure b).\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3. Move your arms back out. Take 3 counts to move them out and 1 count to move them in.\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4. Feel the psoas major muscle lengthening downward to create a sense of grounding while releasing the spine into length (figure c).\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5. As you move your hands toward the midline, imagine the transversus abdominis knitting together in the navel area. You can visualize the transversus abdominis as a rope or stack of ropes being tied firmly at the front of your body. Notice how this image creates a sense of width in the lower back.\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e6. As with exercise 9.11, you can enhance this exercise by circling your feet while moving your arms in and out.\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1490\/8458\/files\/Conditioning-For-Dance-Book-Excerpt-2-STRENGTHENING-PECTORAL-MUSCLES-exercise-1._medium.jpg?v=1550062062\" alt=\"Conditioning-For-Dance-Book-Excerpt-2-STRENGTHENING-PECTORAL-MUSCLES-exercise-1\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1490\/8458\/files\/Conditioning-For-Dance-Book-Excerpt-2-STRENGTHENING-PECTORAL-MUSCLES-exercise-2._medium.jpg?v=1550062124\" alt=\"Conditioning-For-Dance-Book-Excerpt-2-STRENGTHENING-PECTORAL-MUSCLES-exercise-2.\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1490\/8458\/files\/Conditioning-For-Dance-Book-Excerpt-2-STRENGTHENING-PECTORAL-MUSCLES-exercise-3._medium.jpg?v=1550062224\" alt=\"Conditioning-For-Dance-Book-Excerpt-2-STRENGTHENING-PECTORAL-MUSCLES-exercise-3.\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.pdedancesupplies.com\/collections\/dance-books\/products\/conditioning-for-dance-book-by-eric-franklin-2nd-edition\" title=\"Conditioning For Dance Book by Eric Franklin\"\u003eClick here to go back to the top of the page and add the Conditioning For Dance Book by Eric Franklin to your shopping cart.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eExcerpt 3: Balancing In First, Second And Third Positions:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eNow you graduate to balancing on balls in some basic dance foot positions. This exercise will greatly enhance your balance and also your plié. In addition, it is a great exercise for improving turnout. It will help you feel more balanced and flexible in your legs. At first it will seem rather challenging, but once you get more practiced, you will want to add it to your daily routine.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1. Place the balls next to each other.\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e2. Stand on the balls in first position (figure a).\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3. Perform a few demi-pliés.\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4. Rotate your feet to a parallel position, and perform a few more demi-pliés.\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5. Get off the balls, and notice how it feels to perform a plié in first and second position as well as standing in parallel. Notice whether you feel more stable and aligned, and whether the plié will effortlessly go deeper.\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e6. Next, practice balancing on balls in second position (see figure b). This position is more challenging and requires more strength in your legs. The balls should not be too widely placed, lest they roll out to the sides.\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e7. Perform several pliés until you tire. These pliés can be done in a centered position or also with torso rotations (figure c).\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e8. Finally, stand on the balls in third position (figure d). For this part, you need to position the balls one in front of the other.\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1490\/8458\/files\/Conditioning-For-Dance-Book-Excerpt-3-BALANCING-IN-FIRST-SECOND-AND-THIRD-POSITION-exercise-1._medium.jpg?v=1550122179\" alt=\"Conditioning-For-Dance-Book-Excerpt-3-BALANCING-IN-FIRST-SECOND-AND-THIRD-POSITION-exercise-1\"\u003e \u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1490\/8458\/files\/Conditioning-For-Dance-Book-Excerpt-3-BALANCING-IN-FIRST-SECOND-AND-THIRD-POSITION-exercise-2._medium.jpg?v=1550122209\" alt=\"Conditioning-For-Dance-Book-Excerpt-3-BALANCING-IN-FIRST-SECOND-AND-THIRD-POSITION-exercise-2\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1490\/8458\/files\/Conditioning-For-Dance-Book-Excerpt-3-BALANCING-IN-FIRST-SECOND-AND-THIRD-POSITION-exercise-3._medium.jpg?v=1550122234\" alt=\"Conditioning-For-Dance-Book-Excerpt-3-BALANCING-IN-FIRST-SECOND-AND-THIRD-POSITION-exercise-3\"\u003e \u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1490\/8458\/files\/Conditioning-For-Dance-Book-Excerpt-3-BALANCING-IN-FIRST-SECOND-AND-THIRD-POSITION-exercise-4._medium.jpg?v=1550122254\" alt=\"Conditioning-For-Dance-Book-Excerpt-3-BALANCING-IN-FIRST-SECOND-AND-THIRD-POSITION-exercise-4\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eApplying Principles Through the Franklin Method\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eThe Conditioning for Dance book uses the principles of resistance training, physics, anatomy, biomechanics, and neuroplasticity (using imagery for positive mental and physical changes) as applied to dance conditioning. Conditioning for Dance blends imagery, focus, and conditioning exercises for dancers to enhance their technique and performance while practicing injury-prevention strategies.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eFranklin uses experiential anatomy to show and explain how the conditioning principles work to condition your body. As you undertake the exercises, you gain awareness of the body’s function and design and take in the knowledge of the principles through movement. This method, known as the Franklin Method, leads to greater understanding of your body, enhanced performance, and fewer injuries. Franklin developed the training systems within the book as well as a line of equipment, including the Franklin Band and Franklin Balls.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eFranklin has designed the exercises to transfer directly into dance steps; as such, they are appropriate for incorporating into the preparation time for dance classes. 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Conditioning For Dance Book By Eric Franklin - 2nd Edition

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Conditioning For Dance Book By Eric Franklin - 2nd Edition. Training for Whole-Body Coordination and Efficiency. (Paperback book with free accompanying web resources)

Conditioning For Dance, 2nd Edition offers over 100 new body conditioning exercises for dancers, covering all parts of the body.

This updated edition also includes 2 new chapters and a new FREE online web resource including 22 videos showing how to correctly perform the exercises, 2 twenty minute conditioning workouts and a personal conditioning programme!

 

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"I personally benefited a great deal from learning with Eric Franklin whilst training at The Royal Ballet School. Throughout my teaching career so many dance teachers and students have asked me about the best conditioning exercises for dancers...
- 'Do you have an exercise to help me with my turns?'
- 'How can I strengthen my core and improve my balance?'
- 'What are the best exercises for strengthening my feet?'
- 'How can I increase my flexibility?'...
This new book answers all of these dance conditioning questions and more!"

 

Who would benefit from this book?

The Conditioning For Dance book comes highly recommended by Kimberley and Michael Berkin, who were fortunate to learn from Eric Franklin personally when he delivered workshops during their training at The Royal Ballet School. This book would benefit dance students, teachers and professional dancers of all disciplines, especially ballet; it is an excellent read from cover to cover and a great point of reference too, particularly with the accompanying free web resources and videos.

 

About the book:

Eric Franklin’s first edition of Conditioning for Dance was a bestseller—and it is back and better than ever, with the new 2nd edition, offering state-of-the-art conditioning exercises for dancers.

An internationally renowned master teacher, Franklin has developed a science-based method of conditioning that is taught and practiced in companies and schools around the world. In this new edition of Conditioning for Dance, he integrates the latest scientific research on strength, flexibility, and conditioning into his dance exercises.

Pages: 389

Format: Paperback

Language: English

 

What's new in this 2nd edition?

Since conditioning for dance was first published, the topic of dancers’ health, wellness, and conditioning has taken on even greater importance in the dance community. Franklin has responded to this increased emphasis by adding these new exercises and resources:

  • Over 100 new conditioning exercises—for all parts of the body—to support dancers in a wide range of genres, forms, and styles
  • Over 100 new illustrations and photos to explain and show the exercises
  • Two new chapters with exercises for a complete conditioning plan

 

What are the free web resources?

This 389 page paperback book comes with the following FREE accompanying web resources:

  • 22 video clips featuring Eric Franklin demonstrating the correct execution of the dance conditioning exercises featured in the book
  • Two 20-minute portable whole-body workouts using resistance bands to help dancers increase their aerobic conditioning and strength
  • A personal conditioning program you can use to set goals chapter by chapter and monitor your conditioning development to support your performance.

  

Conditioning For Dance Book By Eric Franklin - 2nd Edition. Training for Whole-Body Coordination and Efficiency. Contents: 

 

 Conditioning For Dance Book By Eric Franklin - Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Conditioning Concepts for Body and Mind
Chapter 2. Mental Techniques for Successful Performance
Chapter 3. Improving Balance and Stability
Chapter 4. Flexibility in the Muscles and Fascia
Chapter 5. Dynamic Alignment and the Pelvic Floor
Chapter 6. Creating a Strong Core and Powerful Abdominal Muscles
Chapter 7. Conditioning the Muscles of the Pelvis, Hip Joint, and Knee
Chapter 8. Creating Stable, Flexible, and Expressive Feet
Chapter 9. Developing Power in the Torso, Shoulders, and Arms
Chapter 10. Improving Turns, Jumps, and Turnout
Chapter 11. Elastic Band Centre Workout

Appendix: Franklin Method Equipment and Resources
References and Resources
Index
About the Author

  


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Excerpts from the Conditioning For Dance Book by Eric Franklin:

Excerpt 1: Advanced Conditioning For The Abdominal Muscles:
The upper abdominal twist emphasizes strengthening the rectus abdominis and the obliques. It also activates the intercostal (between the ribs) muscles that are actually the continuation into the rib cage of the line of pull of the obliques. This exercise may make traditional crunches seem effortless. It is another example of advanced conditioning for the abdominal muscles, and you should not perform it if you have a back problem. For a reduced level of resistance, perform the exercise without the resistance of the band.

  • 1. Attach a band to a fixed object about 10 inches (25.4 cm) off the ground. Lie supine, facing away from the attachment of the band.

     

  • 2. Hold a loop of band around each hand, and place your hands next to your head. Alternatively you can position your hands behind your head to create a cradling support. The knees form a 90-degree angle.

     

  • 3. Lift your head off the floor, one vertebra after another, keeping your hands next to your head. The back rim of your pelvis remains on the ground (figure a).

     

  • 4. Twist your upper body to the right and then to the left (figure b). Return to center.

     

  • 5. Visualize the sliding of the rectus and oblique abdominal filaments.

     

  • 6. Focus on lengthening the spinal muscles as you roll up. Imagine that they could provide the power to lift you.

     

  • 7. Roll back down to the floor, vertebra after vertebra, and repeat the movement as soon as your head touches the floor.

     

  • 8. Think of being supported by water, as if you were made of cork. Imagine the water pushing you up, and back and forth, as you twist (figure c).

     

  • 9. To increase the effect on the obliques, drop your legs toward the opposite direction of your torso.

     

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Excerpt 2: Strengthening Pectoral Muscles - Inward Push:

By reversing the movement in the preceding exercise, you will strengthen the pectoral muscles and release tension between the shoulder blades. The inward push engages the muscles that stabilize the shoulder joint and the abdominal muscles to create a sense of knitting at the front of the pelvis. The exercise also strengthens the musculature that moves the wrist and fingers.

  • 1. Sit with your torso upright and your legs stretched out in front of you at an angle of approximately 90 degrees. Place your hands such that your palms are facing the outside of the band. Spread the band so that it covers the whole palm of the hand, and position the arms at a downward angle with the elbows slightly bent (figure a).

     

  • 2. Move your hands toward each other to push the band toward the midline of the body (figure b).

     

  • 3. Move your arms back out. Take 3 counts to move them out and 1 count to move them in.

     

  • 4. Feel the psoas major muscle lengthening downward to create a sense of grounding while releasing the spine into length (figure c).

     

  • 5. As you move your hands toward the midline, imagine the transversus abdominis knitting together in the navel area. You can visualize the transversus abdominis as a rope or stack of ropes being tied firmly at the front of your body. Notice how this image creates a sense of width in the lower back.

     

  • 6. As with exercise 9.11, you can enhance this exercise by circling your feet while moving your arms in and out.

     

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Excerpt 3: Balancing In First, Second And Third Positions:

Now you graduate to balancing on balls in some basic dance foot positions. This exercise will greatly enhance your balance and also your plié. In addition, it is a great exercise for improving turnout. It will help you feel more balanced and flexible in your legs. At first it will seem rather challenging, but once you get more practiced, you will want to add it to your daily routine.

  • 1. Place the balls next to each other.

     

  • 2. Stand on the balls in first position (figure a).

     

  • 3. Perform a few demi-pliés.

     

  • 4. Rotate your feet to a parallel position, and perform a few more demi-pliés.

     

  • 5. Get off the balls, and notice how it feels to perform a plié in first and second position as well as standing in parallel. Notice whether you feel more stable and aligned, and whether the plié will effortlessly go deeper.

     

  • 6. Next, practice balancing on balls in second position (see figure b). This position is more challenging and requires more strength in your legs. The balls should not be too widely placed, lest they roll out to the sides.

     

  • 7. Perform several pliés until you tire. These pliés can be done in a centered position or also with torso rotations (figure c).

     

  • 8. Finally, stand on the balls in third position (figure d). For this part, you need to position the balls one in front of the other.

     

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Applying Principles Through the Franklin Method

The Conditioning for Dance book uses the principles of resistance training, physics, anatomy, biomechanics, and neuroplasticity (using imagery for positive mental and physical changes) as applied to dance conditioning. Conditioning for Dance blends imagery, focus, and conditioning exercises for dancers to enhance their technique and performance while practicing injury-prevention strategies.

Franklin uses experiential anatomy to show and explain how the conditioning principles work to condition your body. As you undertake the exercises, you gain awareness of the body’s function and design and take in the knowledge of the principles through movement. This method, known as the Franklin Method, leads to greater understanding of your body, enhanced performance, and fewer injuries. Franklin developed the training systems within the book as well as a line of equipment, including the Franklin Band and Franklin Balls.

Franklin has designed the exercises to transfer directly into dance steps; as such, they are appropriate for incorporating into the preparation time for dance classes. You can use the two 20-minute elastic-band workouts from the web resource to prepare you for class or rehearsal and build your strength and aerobic capacities.

 

Immediate Benefits

Conditioning for Dance offers you the culmination of decades of wisdom and experience in dance conditioning from a master teacher. By using its practical exercises, mind–body relationships, and conditioning routines, and in transferring the book knowledge to body experience, you will notice immediate benefits to your conditioning, strength, and flexibility. You will become kinesthetically aware, create great dance technique from within your own body, and begin to craft injury-free and artistically successful routines.

 

About the Author

Eric Franklin is the founder and director of the Franklin Method. He created the Method over 25 years ago, first teaching in Switzerland, Germany and Austria and further in the USA, China, Japan and many other countries. Eric teaches at universities and schools throughout the world including the Juilliard School in New York, Rutgers University, the University of Vienna, the Royal Ballet School and the Laban Center in London. He has taught Beyonce’s & Celine Dion’s world tour dance companies.  In 1998 he introduced the first dance conditioning methodology to mainland China. He earned his BS from the University of Zurich and his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Eric presents his work at numerous conferences, such as the World Congress for Lower Back and Pelvic Pain, the Pilates Method Alliance and the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science. Eric Franklin is author 21 books and his books have been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, French, Czech, Chinese and Korean.

 


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