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Strength and Condition Dance Group

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Week 9, Term Two, 2018

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Dance is a skill-based athletic art form. Students have been working on developing physiological skills alongside their artistic skills for a number of weeks in a strength and conditioning class for performing athletes.

The current programme aims to enhance strength and stability to not only improve performance but also prevent injury. Sessions for dancers also involve regular movement screening, goal setting and education regarding the application of evidence-based sports science into the world of dance.

Ballet students can be seen (pictured) working on their mobility, leg strength and trunk control.

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