Autumn Half Term Programme

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Would you like to improve your strength and improve your ballet technique?

Make your ballet technique classes more effective by preparing your body effectively.
 

Then why not join The Ballet Physio Autumn Half Term Programme?

 

Offering classes online AND in studio for both Junior (8-10 yrs) and Senior (11-18 yrs) dancers. 

 

Devised and run by Luke Abnett, former physio for the Royal Ballet School as well as a number of West End shows, The Ballet Physio Autumn Half Term programme of classes has been scientifically designed with ballet students in mind.

 

From our flagship daily conditioning classes to our specialised classes - there is something for everyone.

 

The classes are structured to SUPPLEMENT YOUR REGULAR BALLET CLASSES & address everything your body needs for ballet training. 

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SUNDAY 24th - FRIDAY 29th OCTOBER 2021

Please note bookings close for new dancers on Thursday 21st October 2021, so book your place soon to avoid disappointment!
 

NEW ONLINE CLASS ASSESSMENT

All new dancers joining the Ballet Physio require a New Online Class Assessment - this is a professional physiotherapy requirement. This ticket also includes participation in our Fundamental Conditioning Class - go through the fundamentals with Luke at a manageable pace before you join your other class/es and hit the ground running! Please add this ticket to your basket. Dancers will receive both a 15 min one-to-one with Luke, and admission to the class on Sunday 24th October at 3:00-4:00pm.


 
THE CLASSES

All new Dancers please email admin@balletphysio.com to book your place

FUNDAMENTAL CONDITIONING / NEW CLASS ASSESSMENT

Online via zoom

All new dancers must complete this class, along with a New Class Assessment 

🦄 Do you know WHAT you want to work on but not sure HOW?

🦄 Whole body conditioning - focus on safety and accuracy

🦄 Ensure fine-tuned detail is in place for complex ballet skills

🦄 Suitable for past participants looking to revisit the fundamentals

🦄 All ages 8-18

Sunday 24th October at 11:30-12:30pm (£27.00)

All new Dancers please email admin@balletphysio.com to book your place

SENIOR CLASSES
11-18 year olds

 

BALLET FACILITY CONDITIONING
Online via zoom

Our best-selling Flagship class. Polish and strengthen your ballet technique ready to shine! Working on all key areas of ballet technique, you will feel stronger and more in control. 

🦄 Core strength

🦄 Turnout strength

🦄 Foot strength

🦄 Flexibility

🦄 Back strength

🦄 Strong jumps

🦄 Balance

🦄 Ages 11-18

Monday - Friday 9:00-10:30am (£90.00)
(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition)

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PRO BALLET CONDITIONING
Online via zoom

 

🦄 Advanced conditioning classes for upper school students and professionals 

 

🦄 Challenging coordination for core, turnout and balance

 

🦄 High level exercises for high level ballet steps


🦄 Ages 15-20

Tuesday at 4:30-5:30pm and Thursday at 2:00-3:00pm (£24.00)
(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition)

HYPERMOBILITY STRENGTH
Online via zoom

 

🦄 Discover how to work with swayback knees, bendy ankles, and a flexible spine

 

🦄 Learn how to find a strong neutral alignment

 

🦄 Prevent joint pains from 'sitting' at the end of range


🦄 Ages 11-18

Tuesday at 5:30-6:30pm (£12.00)
(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition)

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STUDIO CONDITIONING CLASS
Danceworks (16 Balderton St, Mayfair, W1K 6TN)

The class will include Ballet Facility Conditioning exercises with corrections in 3D.

🦄 A broad range of exercises to strengthen the whole body for the challenges of classical ballet

🦄 Pirouettes biomechanics coaching

🦄 Allegro biomechanics coaching

🦄 Ages 11-18

Monday at 1:00-3:00pm at Danceworks (£50.00)
(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition)

ARABESQUE STRENGTH
Online via zoom

 

🦄 Specific exercises to improve arabesque height and strength

 

🦄 Strengthen the muscles that coordinate the arabesque position

 

🦄 Improve core, pelvis and hip control


🦄 Ages 11-18

Wednesday at 1:00-2:00pm (£12.00)
(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition)

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SYMMETRY (+ SCOLIOSIS)
Online via zoom

 

🦄 Discover key focus points for ironing out imbalances

 

🦄 Disguise your 'bad leg' as your 'other good leg'!

🦄 Benefits anyone with asymmetrical strength or flexibility - also targeted to minimise the effects of scoliosis


🦄 Ages 11-18

Thursday at 1:00-2:00pm (£12.00)
(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition)

ALLEGRO ELEVATION

Online via zoom

 

🦄 Strengthen the skill which causes the highest proportion of ballet injuries

🦄 Improve your landing control

🦄 Enhance your elevation off the floor

🦄 Ages 11-18

Thursday at 3:30-4:30pm (£12.00)

(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition)

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JUNIOR CLASSES
8-10 year olds

 

JUNIOR CONDITIONING
Online via zoom

Build those good ballet habits early! Let’s get those plies, jumps, turnout muscles and ballet arches ready and strong - right from the start! 

🦄 Explore essential elements of control and activation
 
🦄 Learn how your body works optimally and safely
 
🦄 Whole body exercises to cover all your dancing needs

🦄 Ages 8-10

Monday - Friday at 10:30-11:30am (£60.00)
(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition)

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JUNIOR TURNOUT
 
🦄 Improve your turnout range

🦄 Improve your control of turnout

🦄 Work in all positions - the standing leg, the gesturing leg, splits, extensions

🦄 Work the flexibility AND the control of all contributing joints to turnout

🦄 Ages 8-10

Tuesday at 1:00-2:00pm - Thursday at 4:30-5:30pm (£24.00)
(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition)

JUNIOR FLEXIBLITY
 
🦄 The missing link of flexibility - the strength to control and use it.

🦄 Safe exercises to improve control of greater range - higher extensions and easier splits.


🦄 Ages 8-10


Tuesday at 2:00-3:00pm - Thursday at 5:30-6:30pm (£24.00)(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition)

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STUDIO CONDITIONING CLASSES
Danceworks (16 Balderton St, Mayfair, W1K 6TN)

The class will include Junior Conditioning exercises with corrections in 3D.

🦄 A broad range of exercises to strengthen the whole body for the challenges of classical ballet

🦄 Pirouettes biomechanics coaching


🦄 Allegro biomechanics coaching

🦄 Ages 8-10

Friday at 1:00-3:00pm at Danceworks (£50.00)
(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition)

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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. Known for his unique brand of fun and encouraging classes, he enjoys seeing dancers pick up new skills to enhance their ballet training.

FAQ

Who should attend the course?
Classes are aimed at vocational ballet students (aged 8-10 or 11-18 depending on the class) 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 admin@balletphysio.com to schedule. All classes are suitable and fun for both boys and girls to attend.

What should I wear to the class?
Comfortable ballet attire will be best - the more I can see the more I can correct and help you! Leotard, perhaps with shorts or baggies if desired.
*Studio classes - due to Ballet Physio classes being a healthcare service, face coverings are still required and Luke will be wearing PPE.

What equipment do I need?
Mostly just yourself, ballet attire, a mat, and zoom and wifi access. Commonly used equipment includes theraband, yoga/pilates blocks, light hand weights, a cushion, 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.