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Alvin Ailey Dance Moves! : A New Way to Exercise,9781584792857

Alvin Ailey Dance Moves! : A New Way to Exercise

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9781584792857

ISBN10:
158479285X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Stewart, Tabori and Chang
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Summary

"Alvin Ailey Dance Moves!" draws from the many disciplines taught at The Ailey School--from classical ballet to West African and Indian dance to yoga. Created for people of all abilities, the program helps to improve posture and increase strength.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Judith Jamison 8(3)
Introduction 11(4)
Where it All Comes From 15(4)
Techniques and Disciplines 19(6)
Putting this Book to Work 25(3)
The Shortcut Program 28(2)
The Essentials 30(2)
The Exercises 32(2)
WARM-UP 34(26)
Bend and Breathe
Roll Down
Knees to Chest
Pretzel
Shoulder Rolls
Neck Warmer
Hip Pivot
Feet First
Massage
Forward Swing and Release
Side-to-Side Lunge
Deep Pliť
POSTURE AND ALIGNMENT 60(30)
Get Your Spine in Line
Upper Torso Alignment
Lumbar Sling
Abdominal Lift
Basic Spinal Twist
Spinal Curls
Port de Bras
Hip and Rib Shifts
Elongate
STRETCH 90(22)
Cat
Hip Lift
Hamstring Stretch
"Number 4" Stretch
Hanging Stretch
Lunging Stretch
Calf Stretch
Torso Tilt
Handiwork
STRENGTH 112(34)
Ab Roll-up
It's All in Your Mind
Ab Pulse
Feel the Pulse
Teeter-totter
Gluteal Squeeze
Inclined Push-up
Heel Slide
Thigh Press
Inner Thigh Lift
Demi Pliť
Turnout
Press and Flick
Tendu and Brush
Point and Flex
BALANCE AND COORDINATION 146(30)
The Dancer
Balancing Act
Box Step
Do the Pony
Low and Loose
Walk Like an Egyptian
Swiveling Lunge
Revelations
Cool It
RELAXATION AND REJUVENATION 176(22)
Breathe Easy
Loosen Up
Facial Tension
Face Time
Get Moving
Tune In to Yourself
Constructive Rest
The Music Made Me Do It! 198(6)
The Dancers 204(4)
About AADF 208


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