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This site contains a discussion of the physics involved in dancing, especially ballet dancing.  The site includes definitions of basic terms such as momentum and torque, as well as diagrams that show how those concepts apply to dance.  The site includes information on many dance topics such as balance, turns, jumps, and the effects of differing body sizes.
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Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Applications of Newton's Laws
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Keywords: Physics of dance, angular momentum, center of mass, dance, moment of inertia, momentum, rotational inertia, rotational motion
Record Creator: Metadata instance created April 9, 2006 by Jason Garman
Record Updated: Jul 17, 2011 by Ed Lee
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G. Gollin, The Physics of Dance (1996), <>.
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Gollin, G. (2006, March 31). The Physics of Dance. Retrieved May 22, 2024, from
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Gollin, George. The Physics of Dance. 1996. 31 Mar. 2006. 22 May 2024 <>.
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