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Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Dance Medicine, TriHealth Physical Therapy, LLC, Department of Theater and Dance, Emory University, 215 Church Street Suite 101, Decatur, GA 30030, USA. Electronic address:
Because of increased choreographic demands, early specialization, multi-genre dancers, and high incidence of career-ending injuries, there is a need for enhanced training methodologies to address the unique needs of today's professional dancer. It is imperative for company directors, instructors, choreographers, and dance medicine practitioners to consider implementing the most specific conditioning and training programs to prepare their dancers to meet or exceed expectations without resultant injury. Quantifying effectiveness of choreography-specific training programs is an area for further research. Read More