The influence of professional training disciplines on the physical fitness level of the folk dance department students




physical fitness, choreography, professional training, professional disciplines, teacher


Background and Study Aim. To determine the influence of professional training disciplines on the physical fitness level of the folk dance department students. Material and Methods. The study involved students majoring in "Choreography" (males - n = 5; females - n = 10). Tests were used to determine the level of general and special physical qualities development. It was also determined the level of physical fitness at the beginning of training and after two years of training. Results. At the beginning of the study, students had average and low rates of speed and strength qualities development and low indicators of dorsal spine mobility. There were significant changes in increasing the level of coordination and dorsal spine mobility (p <0.01). The increase in average statistical indicators of strength endurance is in males (p <0.05) and females (p <0.01). It was revealed the decrease in the level of certain indicators of general physical fitness in females during the first two years of study. Conclusions. It is recommended to constantly monitor the physical fitness of future choreographers. The exclusion of the discipline "Physical Education" from the training programs for choreography teachers requires appropriate compensation for specific physical activity. These can be students’ independent physical training. It also requires the correction of special training programs that include physical activity.  


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Olga V. Limanskaya, H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University; H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University; Kharkiv, Ukraine

Irina V. Kriventsova, H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University; H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University; Kharkiv, Ukraine

Leonid V. Podrigalo, Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Culture; Department of  Medical Science, Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Culture; Klochkovskaya str. 99, Kharkov, 61022, Ukraine

Olena V. Yefimova, H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University; H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University; Kharkiv, Ukraine

Marina Jagiello, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport; Department  of Theory  of  Sport  and  Human  Motority, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport; Kazimierza Górskiego 1, 80-336 Gdańsk, Poland.


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Limanskaya OV, Kriventsova IV, Podrigalo LV, Yefimova OV, Jagiello M. The influence of professional training disciplines on the physical fitness level of the folk dance department students. Pedagogy of Physical Culture and Sports. 2020;24(5):248-54.

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