Dancers' physical fitness rating criteria applicable in technical performance scoring in competitive dance routines
PhD, Associate Professor V.A. Aleksandrova
Financial University under the Government of the RF, Moscow
The study overviews the competitive dance rating criteria applied to score physical fitness levels of elite dancers. Subject to the study were 10 dances including 5 Latin and 5 other standard dances, with the leading trainers and ballroom dance judges of the 1st Russian and international categories (n=60) engaged in the expert opinion poll under the survey. Based on the data obtained by the expert opinion poll and interviews, we have put together the set of the most relevant criteria to rate key physical qualities including endurance, strength ability and flexibility. This set of criteria is recommended as an efficient toolkit for the trainers to rate the dancers’ physical progress and to make timely and necessary adjustments to the training process when necessary.
Keywords: dance sport, elite dancers, performance rating criteria.
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