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dc.contributor.authorHinton-Lewis, Christopher W
dc.contributor.authorMcDonough, Elle
dc.contributor.authorMoyle, Gene M
dc.contributor.authorThiel, David V
dc.contributor.editorJansen, AJ
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-03T23:53:21Z
dc.date.available2018-01-03T23:53:21Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1877-7058
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.201
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/123839
dc.description.abstractClassical ballet is a performance art where unintentional and uncontrolled movement degrades the aesthetic. Vertical torso movement can induce body tilt. Postural sway was measured in pre-professional ballet dancers when performing simple vertical movements. 47 pre-professional dancers (5 males and 42 females, mean age in years = 19.2, SD= ± 1.3) on a full time undergraduate dance program were asked to stand in first position and perform a demi-plié, a relevé and a sauté. These movements were performed in a continuous cycle undertaken 15 consecutive times. The first 5 cycles were undertaken as practice. The second set of 5 cycles were recorded with the arms held in Bras bas, with the final 5 having the arms held in fifth position (rounded arms placed above the head). Accelerometers were attached to the lumber spine (L4) and thoracic spine (T1-T2). The tilt during the demi-plié prior to the sauté and relevé increased significantly for both arm positions. The male participants preparative angle change was much larger than the female participants (p = 0.07). No significant angle change was observed between the Bras bas and arms in fifth position for the sauté but the change is significant for the relevé (p = 0.007). Exaggerated forward tilt is undesirable both aesthetically and biomechanically. Small accelerometer sensors on the spine can allow self-monitoring practice of these basic classical ballet movements.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom127
dc.relation.ispartofpageto132
dc.relation.ispartofjournalProcedia Engineering
dc.relation.ispartofvolume147
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEngineering not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEngineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode099999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode09
dc.titleAn Assessment of Postural Sway in Ballet Dancers During First Position, Relevé and Sauté with Accelerometers
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.description.versionVersion of Record (VoR)
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineering
gro.rights.copyright© 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer-review under responsibility of the organizing committee of ISEA 2016
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gro.griffith.authorThiel, David V.
gro.griffith.authorHinton-Lewis, Chris W.
gro.griffith.authorMcDonough, Elle


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