The Ballet Physio offers both classes and private consultations to all dancers, including vocational and amateur adults.
Our services include:
Adult Conditioning Classes
Our Adult Conditioning classes are specifically designed for amateur dancers aged over 18 years.
Classes cover the fundamentals of dance conditioning for the whole body - with a focus on safety and precision.
All new dancers joining the Adult Conditioning classes are required to book a New Adult Online Class Assessment as a physiotherapy professional requirement. This is a 15 minute 1:1 session with Luke to assess your suitability for the classes and also to give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Wednesdays at 6:30-7:30pm via zoom
Autumn Term B
Starts: Wednesday 27th October
Ends: Wednesday 15th December
Please note there is no class on Wednesday 24th November
All classes are recorded and made available via private YouTube link to all registered participants.
Download the adult timetable here
Injury rehabilitation and Facility Enhancement
Please see our Online Consultation page for more information about what sessions are on offer to all our patients.
Consultations are available both online (via zoom) and in person (NatureWorks, upstairs at DanceWorks, Mayfair, W1K 6NT).
NEW ONLINE CLASS ASSESSMENT
All new dancers require a New Online Assessment as a professional physiotherapy requirement. Please add this to your basket and email email@example.com with some preferred times to secure an appointment. The assessment must be completed before your first class and usually lasts around 15 minutes.
THE BALLET PHYSIO
Luke Abnett specialises in ballet physiotherapy, getting his start being the sole physiotherapist at the Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden. He was also a house parent to the graduating year and these experiences give him an expertise in vocationally training dancers, and the details required to get the most out of technique training. Known for his unique brand of fun and encouraging classes, he enjoys seeing dancers pick up new skills to enhance their ballet training.
Who should attend the course?
Classes are aimed at novice adult dancers (aged 18+) who are seeking to improve their facility (ie the natural areas of strength and flexibility in the body). All new patients are required to have a brief online assessment prior to the first class - please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
What should I wear to the class?
Comfortable dance attire will be best - the more I can see the more I can correct and help you! A leotard, perhaps with shorts if desired - if you are comfortable in this, otherwise comfortable shirt and shorts but without being too baggy.
What equipment do I need?
Mostly just yourself, dance attire, a mat, and zoom and wifi access. Commonly used equipment includes theraband, yoga/pilates blocks, light hand weights, a cushion, a dining chair.
I've missed the start but I'm still interested to join - is this possible?
Yes! As all classes are recorded for class participants, you can catch up on the replay and join us live afterwards.
I have to miss a class because of a clash - what can I do? Also: I really want to do the class but I can't make that time -what can I do?
Due to the fact we record each online class for the signed-up participants of the class, if you sign up but can't make the time you will still have access to the replay. You will hear and see the corrections I give to the dancers in the live room, which will help you to apply these cues to your own performance. (You can also email me a short clip of you doing an exercise you're really not sure of and I can offer some advice!)
I can't access the YouTube replay - what can I do?
Please check that you are logged into YouTube using the email address you registered for the course. You will need to have a youtube account with that email address. This is so youtube recognises you to give you permission to view, and is an important privacy setting for us. Sometimes it helps to log out and then in again, or to restart your device and re-log-in.