Finding Balance: Fitness, Health, and Training for a Lifetime in Dance gives an overview of issues faced by all performing dancers: injury and treatment; technique and training; fitness; nutrition and diet; and career management. The text includes both easy-to-read overviews of each topic and "profiles" of well known dancers and how they have coped with these issues. The new edition includes: Updated and new profiles. Expanded injury and injury treatment information. Updated dance science and physiology findings, and new references. Updated diet guidelines, Expanded and updated "Taking Control" section. It concludes with a list of selected dance/arts medicine clinics, a bibliography, glossary, and text notes.
Gigi Berardi is book review editor for the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, a regular columnist for Dance International and a correspondent for Dance Magazine; her articles have appeared both in daily newspapers and specialized dance research journals. A Fulbright scholar with a masters in dance from the University of California, Los Angeles, Berardi currently teaches at Western Washington University.
"Berardi's invaluable work will enable dancers to make wise decisions about caring for themselves." -- Francia Russell, Artistic Director, Pacific/Northwest Ballet
"Finding Balance is a book that can be read by all from the novice to advanced dancer, the administrator, choreographer, and the teacher. The information is valuable and essential and written in a style that is interesting and informative." -- Journal of Dance Medicine and Science
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"Gigi Berardi shares her passion for the arts and what it takes to follow a dream." -- Yearbook of Experts (R) News Release Wire