The Dance Anatomy Coloring Book: A Visual Guide to Form, Function, and Movement (Paperback)
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With this coloring book and interactive guide to the human body, dance students and teachers will have fun learning anatomy while coloring dozens of detailed illustrations of the body in key dance positions. In the tradition of the best-selling Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book, The Dance Anatomy Coloring Book seeks to demystify anatomy for dancers, dance students, and teachers. Author Tricia Zweier, an associate professor of dance and dance science, provides an entertaining and informative journey through the human body, focusing on the bones, joints, and muscles that are employed in dance. After an overview of helpful terms and the systems of the body, Tricia covers the skeletal system, joints, and connective tissue, followed by the muscular system. Each anatomical feature is illustrated with a beautiful black-and-white drawing of a dance position to color. The book includes positions from a variety of dance styles, including ballet, modern dance, hip hop, and jazz. Coloring the bones and muscles of the body, as well as the names for them, helps to solidify learning and aids in remembering their location and function. Fun facts about anatomy and tips for dancers are sprinkled throughout the book. Thirty-two perforated flash cards enable readers to quiz themselves and study dance anatomy on the go.
About the Author
Tricia Zweier is Associate Professor of Dance at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, where she developed "Anatomy for Dancers" and "Dance Kinesiology" courses. She is also Operations Coordinator for the Dance Science and Somatics Educators Organization. Tricia has an MS-Kinesiology, with a concentration in biomechanics, and an MFA-Dance, with a concentration in choreography. She has taught dance and dance science courses for more than 10 years and speaks at international conferences such as the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science. Samantha Stutzman is an artist and medical illustrator. She studied human anatomy at Michigan State's College of Human Medicine and graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design. After an internship with Thieme Medical Publishers in New York City, she created her one-woman company: Blue Leaf Illustrations LLC.