A Practical Guide



Enables coaches to simultaneously train athletes in different sports

Multiple Sports

Lessons may be applied to  

football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, boxing, swimming, diving, water polo, rowing, track and field, among other sports.


Includes a glossary of terms in dance, sport, and anatomy

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About the Book

In Dance for Sports, author, teacher, dancer, athlete, and researcher Margo Apostolos offers a new training approach for athletes and coaches that synthesizes common techniques between athletics and dance. By utilizing this approach, in- and off-season athletes can improve efficiency and technique.

Throughout the book, Apostolos shows the potential exchange between sport and dance in exercises that focus on overlapping physical components of both practices including flexibility, strength, coordination, agility, balance, and timing. She also demonstrates how dance serves sport as a cross training activity with additional opportunities for athletes to explore creativity, improvisation, and mindfulness. Discussion with athletes from several sports interweaves each chapter to expand the learning process and offer useful anecdotes. Based upon the author's decades-long career and extensive experience with athletes and coaches in a variety of sports such as football, basketball, swimming, tennis, track and field and more, Dance for Sports provides a fully integrative guide for students and instructors alike.

Margo K. Apostolos, PhD

Margo K. Apostolos, PhD is Associate Professor of Dance at University of Southern California and co-director and co-founder of the Cedars-Sinai/USC Glorya Kaufman Dance Medicine Center. In addition to teaching and research in dance and sport, her research includes work in robot choreography, dance medicine, dance science, and conditioning for dance.