Plyometric training and vertical jump performance in classic ballet dancers


  • Carlos Cepeda-Sánchez Universidad CEU San Pablo Andalucía, Sevilla (España)
  • David Mancha-Triguero Universidad CEU San Pablo Andalucía, Sevilla (España)
  • Eduardo Salazar-Martínez Universidad CEU San Pablo Andalucía, Sevilla (España)



Plyometrics training, Dancers, classic ballet, CMJ, Jump


Jump capacity is an important quality in classic ballet. Plyometric training has been shown effective in many sports to improve vertical jump. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of 8 weeks of plyometric training on vertical jump capacity and allegros jump in classic ballet dancers. 9 female classic dancers (22.4 ± 3.05 years; 167 ± 0.6 cm; 56.1 ± 7.66 kg.; 14.2 ± 2.11 years of experience) carried out 8 weeks plyometric training. Before (pre) and after (post) training, CMJ, mean 32-allegro jump height, G force and jump efficiency were evaluated. CMJ and allegro jump were improved after training (p<.05; 17.4; 14.5 % change). The mean 32-allegro jump was also improved after training (p<0.05: 17.2% change). No changes were observed in G force and jump efficiency (p>.05). In conclusion, 8 weeks of plyometric training was effective to improve CMJ in rest and fatigue conditions and specific dance skills in ballet classic dancers.


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Plyometric training and vertical jump performance in classic ballet dancers. (2024). E-Balonmano Com Journal Sports Science, 20(2), 189-196.