Developing Core Strength In Classical Ballet Dancers Through Kettlebell Training : A Methodological Experiment

Ujvári, Milán and Bence, Szabó (2023) Developing Core Strength In Classical Ballet Dancers Through Kettlebell Training : A Methodological Experiment. TÁNC ÉS NEVELÉS / DANCE AND EDUCATION, 4 (1). pp. 15-26. ISSN 2732-1002

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A functional strength training tool, the kettlebell, has been used by classical ballet students at the Hungarian Dance University in skill development classes since 2021. In addition to the considerable positive subjective feedback on the effects of kettlebell training, it is important to investigate the results of such training in an objective way. The focus of the program that the participants (n=10) took part in was on developing the muscular strength of the trunk, which provides support and stability for the dancer during certain movements, specifically when lifting a partner. In order to quantify the development of core muscle strength, the directional force of the extensor muscles in the back and lumbar spine were measured using a hand-held muscle strength meter. The program covered six weeks, with measurements taken at the beginning and the end. The methodological experiment demonstrated that targeted functional training produces measurable positive changes even at low hourly rates (+10.16%). Regular use of the kettlebell helps dancers to prepare for and execute lifts with precision, as well as to better execute a number of other technical elements.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: classical ballet, development of core strength, kettlebell
Subjects: L Education / oktatás > LB Theory and practice of education / oktatás elmélete és gyakorlata
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PN Literature (General) / irodalom általában > PN1560-1590 The Performing Arts / előadóművészet (tánc)
Depositing User: Zsolt Baráth
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2023 07:48
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2023 07:48

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