The Expanding Possibilities of Dance Science

Authored by: Emma Redding

The Routledge Companion to Dance Studies

Print publication date:  November  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138234581
eBook ISBN: 9781315306551
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315306551-5

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Abstract

Dance science is the scientific study of dance and dancers through the subject areas of sports science such as physiology, psychology, kinesiology, and biomechanics. This is the generally accepted definition; however, it is one that does not encompass the extending boundaries and shifting foci of the field. Dance science has been described as merely a systematic tool through which to deepen our knowledge of dance. While this broader definition lacks specificity, it might be more appropriate in describing a field that to some degree lacks classification and is expanding quite quickly.

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