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Why should Dancers study Anatomy?

Interestingly, many dancers use their bodies their entire career without really knowing anything about them. There are many reasons why learning anatomy may benefit a dancer. Most importantly for dance teachers.

For instance, if a dancer is experiencing pain due to improper alignment or body positioning, understanding anatomy may enable the dancer to make the proper adjustments that may alleviate the strain.

In the event of an injury, a dancer may be able to communicate more effectively about the nature of their pain, which in turn will support them on their way to recovery.

Furthermore, a deep understanding of anatomy may reduce fears associated with injuries as the physical body is no longer sensed as a mystery.

Studying anatomy also enhances body awareness. A dancer will benefit from the increased intuitive connection to their own anatomy—feeling the joints and muscles and all the ways they move, as well as how the body functions as a whole.

Dancers’ bodies are their instruments for expression. Learning anatomy through clay building not only compliments the art form of dance, it is in art in itself that brings many lifelong benefits.

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Author : Tapas Das

Tapas Das, a young entrepreneur of our times started TWIST N TURNS in 2005. A person who is kind, generous, creative and down to earth wanted to start his own one of a kind dance academy. According to him, Dance is a language of movements that involves space, time and the human body. He was born and grew up in Kolkata, the cultural hub of India. Being appreciated in the field of dance all his life, he is extremely talented. He has been dancing since the age of four. Once he finished his high school, he learned jazz/modern and contemporary dance. His horizons were broadened even more when he started dancing Bollywood with Beat Busters for 4 years, which then was the most upcoming dance crew in Kolkata. After that exposure, he studied how to be a dance teacher, which later started helping him impart his knowledge about dance. Thus, in 2005, with the help of family and friends, he started TWIST N TURNS. Starting with a mere number of 40 students, today TWIST N TURNS currently has over 500 students. Over the time Tapas has taught and performed all over the country. He has performed in cities such as Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Jhansi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur etc. He has been an active participant in the Salsa India Congress in the cities of Bangalore and Bombay, and he has also visited various International Salsa Congresses in Europe, namely in Berlin ,Singapore, Hong Kong,Dubai. He is been also trained recently at Broadway Dance Center (New York), Alvin Alley (New York) and Steps on Broadway (New York). He is not only a dancer or teacher. He is a successful choreographer and has coordinated various shows without difficulty in our country. His leadership skills are exceptional, thus he is where he stands today. His aim in life would be to become a dance educator. He wants to share his tremendous knowledge in the right way to the right people. He is also, simultaneously running other brands like Zumba Kolkata, Bollywood Studio ArtistWala.com and India International Dance Institute.

1 thought on “Why should Dancers study Anatomy?

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      What you are using is a tool and also the instrument.. isn’t it ? For dance or everything you are using your body which is everything ..Learn the proper moves, practice it to make it your own ….this is part 1 …..take on… if you are with it 2nd part will come. ….. Sanjeeb

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