Posted 19 November 2002 - 03:35 PM
Posted 20 November 2002 - 01:14 AM
Posted 20 November 2002 - 05:41 AM
Originally posted by Pamela Moberg
I have a feeling that this discussion is becoming a bit silly.
Hmmm... well, maybe, but that wasn't the intention.
I'd be really interested to hear a bit more from people like Diane, who can offer some first-hand insight in to what kind of effects smoking can have on physical performance. Her comment about not needing prolonged power, only short bursts, was particularly interesting. Do others find this to be the case? Seeing dancers sweating and breathing heavily after they've performed a really long 'puffy' piece (pun intended) convinces me that dancing does have its demanding moments - but how long is long?
Posted 20 November 2002 - 08:08 AM
Posted 21 November 2002 - 01:25 AM
(I am speaking/writing of company class here)
In my own experience, which is of course entirely subjective, class was not especially aeorbic in the way a run or even a hike up a mountain would be.
In class there are always - if short - breaks in between exercises, and there one can catch one's breath.
What was difficult - in my time - were longer variations... think Myrta in Giselle.
I am sure there are at least several others where the dancers have to run around a whole lot.
But in the general class-room and rehearsal situation, I did not find Ballet to be particularly aeorbic, and therefore felt hardly any adverse effects from smoking in that regard.
Posted 21 November 2002 - 04:15 AM
Posted 21 November 2002 - 04:22 AM
in my experience, company class is often more aerobic than teaching/training classes. (and of course, following class with rehearsals is far more likely to become an aerobic challenge).
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