This class will focus on healthy practices in ballet training with sensitivity towards joint impact while encouraging longevity in dance study. Students will explore proper alignment, improve balance and coordination, and safely condition the body for core strength, flexibility, posture, and endurance through the classical ballet vernacular. This is an excellent class for any dancer seeking to learn ballet technique for the first time, or, wishing to brush up on previously learned skills. Class material will be taught at an introductory level and welcomes students of all ages.
Students in this class will have the opportunity to warm-up through a basic barre and move into a simple center with sensitivity to in-home spaces. Dancers will explore proper alignment, improve balance and coordination and safely condition the body for core strength, flexibility and posture through the language of classical ballet. This is an excellent class for any dancer seeking to learn ballet technique for the first time, or, wishing to brush up on previously learned skills. Class material will be taught at an introductory level and welcomes students of all ages.
OPEN-Level Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)
PBT trains the body through muscle memory and enhances flexibility while using dance medicine and exercises to prevent injury. PBT has a gradual approach with very specific exercises and repetitions applicable to every level--beginning, intermediate and advanced. Based in dance medicine and how the body works, this program helps dancers to understand which muscle groups take part in each movement. Within this innovative practice students utilize an exercise ball, fit ball, and theraband to experience activation and strengthening of otherwise challenging to access recesses in the body with a direct influence on balance and alignment. This class is an excellent fit for dancers and athletes at any level to support safety in training, conditioning, or rehabilitation from injury. Equipment is required.
In this class students will explore the strength building method of Pilates which uses mind-body concentration to enhance skills such as postural alignment, balance, stamina, and breath. Together we will focus on honing our practice by improving spinal mobility and stability to create a unified support system from head to toe. This class in an excellent choice for students of any level interested in exploring Pilates methodology and building strength through a positive, embodied practice.
OPEN-Level Somatic Repertory
This class is a combined effort of somatic methods such as: PBT, Franklin method and Alexander technique. Through the integration of these methods we are creating a multi learner environment. Using imagery, tactile touch, and movement exploration to refine each students awareness of the body they inhabit. Learning sections by section from head to toe with the end result of ease in movement and improved dance performance.
OPEN-Level Restorative Yoga
Dive deeper into self with a meditative yoga practice. Teaching body function through yoga poses and the benefits of intentional breath. Principles of a yoga practice include: truthfulness, wisdom, simplicity and contentment. These vital life tools and learning to balance the autonomic nervous system brings cohesion and peace to our busy lives.