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Find the motivation for routine physical activity

Find the motivation for routine physical activity

To overcome the almost overwhelming array of potentially negative external forces that inhibit progress toward their goals, people require tight routines, considerable self-discipline, and regular social support. Music can play a critical role by forming part of a routine and creating a mind-set associated with exercise and physical activity. read more
Maintain a healthy balance between dance and life

Maintain a healthy balance between dance and life

People who enter the dark side of dance are driven by a variety of unhealthy motivations, including self-doubt, insecurity, and fear. At the center of these motivations is the need to feel better about themselves, safe, and free from anxiety. read more
Ballistic and resistance push-up variations

Ballistic and resistance push-up variations

Jump Push-Up Level: Novice Action 1. Start at the top of a push-up with the head in a neutral position and the arms extended (figure 5.1a). read more
Classical Ballet in Russia

Classical Ballet in Russia

"It is not so much on the number of exercises, as the care with which they are done, that progress and skill depend." August Bournonville, Etudes choréographiques read more
Emerging American Modern Dance

Emerging American Modern Dance

"What is modern about modern dance is its resistance to the past, its response to the present, its constant redefining of the idea of dance." Marcia B. Siegel read more
Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

"The dance of the youths and maidens is distinctive. It is a ritual dance performed with great care, by dancers scrupulously dressed in their best garments. It is made up of a crisp, rapid, circular figure, followed by a movement of two lines in opposition to one another." read more
Global Interactions in Ballet

Global Interactions in Ballet

"Should we agree with the choreographer George Balanchine (1904 - 1983) that ’ballet is woman’? Or do we qualify this, as the choreographer Pam Tanowitz (born in 1969) has recently done, by saying that ballet is a man’s idea of woman?" read more
Decision Making and Judgment on a Kayaking Trip

Decision Making and Judgment on a Kayaking Trip

Nate and Meg were leading a group of 10 people on a five-day kayaking trip in Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Lake Superior. On the second day, they had visited the sea caves on Sand Island and were preparing for a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) open-water crossing to York Island. read more
Qualities of Wide Receivers

Qualities of Wide Receivers

A receiver must be able to avoid obstacles and move his body in space. read more
Early Childhood Program Standards and Learning Objectives

Early Childhood Program Standards and Learning Objectives

The development of early childhood physical education programs should be aligned with best practices in early childhood education and early childhood special education. Young children experiencing delays in their motor development should receive opportunities and instruction designed to parallel what their same-age peers receive but modified to address individual challenges. read more
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