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Ability of reproduction rhythm and sustain it in dancers
Ability of reproduction rhythm and sustain it in dancers

Author(s): Pavel Kapoun, Martin Zvonař
Subject(s): Sports Studies
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: Expert assessment; rhytmic skills; rhythm; BPM

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the study was with using peer review to determine how the active dancers can reproduce the rhythm and also to maintain this rhythm. The average age of tested people is 21,53 years ± 6,8. As motion – dance act of reproduction rhythm we chose simple locomototion, which is an essential element in dance and walk. Group of 102 dancers was tested on 4 different rates of the rhythm, so in order to determine their ability to reproduce the rhythm from slow to fast rhythms. We chose the rates 80 BPM, 100 BPM, 120 BPM and 140 BPM (Beat Per Minute). The evaluation was carried out by the method of expert assessment on the basis of scale. Testing was carried out by a qualified person with more than 20 years of experiences in the dance field. From the obtained data we found that the slower rate is for the person to be tested more difficult to reproduce it and keep up the rate. On the contrary, the faster rate is for the person being tested easier to reproduce and maintain the rate – Spearmann´s correlation coefficient of sequence is statistically significant, p-value < 2.2e–16. For evaluation of the faster rate of the rhythm we can explain this result, that reproduced rate is so fast that it may goes to some error in expert assessment. We demonstrated that this testing can be performed in any sport that puts high requirements on rhythm and rhythmic skills.

  • Issue Year: 10/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 101-109
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English