presented by Shaw Bronner
Financial - Shaw Bronner receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. She is a consultant to the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Shaw Bronner, PT, PhD, OCS
Shaw Bronner’s first career was as a dancer, performing nationally and internationally with several modern dance companies. Dr. Bronner earned her PhD at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University) in rehabilitation and movement sciences, earned an EdM in biobehavioral studies at Columbia University's Teachers College, and did her physical…Read full bio
1. Introduction to Ballet and Ballet Vocabulary
Ballet technique is a critical skill taught in most serious dance training studios, including those that are thought to be primarily modern dance, such as The Ailey School and The Graham School. While there are several classical ballet training systems, such as Vaganova (Russian), Cecchetti (Italian), Bournonville (Danish), and Royal Academy of Dance (English), they all share the basic movements and vocabulary.
2. What is Good Alignment? Discussion of Optimal and Non-Optimal Mechanics in Ballet and Resulting Injuries
Comparisons of an advanced and beginner dancer will be made to discuss technique and alignment errors. Complaints and injuries due to alignment problems will be discussed.
3. Injury Prevention and Treatment Strategies
This chapter will address injury prevention and treatment strategies, including technique correction, strengthening, flexibility, and mobilization exercises.
4. Progression for Return to Ballet Technique Class
As rehabilitation advances, we address alignment and how to access the correct muscles to achieve efficient and effective dance movements. This chapter reviews class modification during rehabilitation using our progression for return to ballet class following lower extremity injury. Specific injuries may require slower progression, therefore no time frames are provided. A rationale is provided for each modification during rehabilitation. The viewer can use these concepts to further modify to protect specific diagnoses.