'Back to the Studio' Course

Do you want to feel balanced and prepared for getting back in the studio in September? 

 

Join The Ballet Physio 'Back to the Studio' Course - both online AND in studio - and fully prepare your body for being back in the studio; re-engage your posture and core, work on your coordination and stamina and much more. 

 

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

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SUNDAY 22ND AUGUST - FRIDAY 27TH AUGUST 2021
Bookings open until Thursday 19th August and spaces are strictly limited,
so book your place today to avoid disappointment!

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NEW ONLINE CLASS ASSESSMENT

All new dancers joining the Summer School 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 22nd August at 3:00-4:00pm.

 

 

THE CLASSES

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 new patients AND past participants looking to revisit

the fundamentals

🦄 All ages 8-18

Sunday 3:00-4:00pm (£27.00)

All new dancers must contact admin@balletphysio.com to book in your New Class Assessment

DAILY CLASSES
 

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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JUNIOR CLASSES
 

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

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JUNIOR PROGRESSIONS
Online via zoom

Build on the work of the morning Junior Conditioning Classes with these additional development classes

🦄 Strengthen and maximise the range of your turnout

🦄 Discover the key ingredients of well-pointed feet

🦄 Strengthen your core and lengthen your posture

🦄 Have fun in a supportive class!

🦄 Ages 8-10


Tuesday & Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm (£24.00)
(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition)

STUDIO CLASSES
 

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

Classes will include Ballet Facility Conditioning exercises with corrections in 3D, with specialised Pirouettes and Allegro Biomechanics Coaching to polish the advanced sections of class

🦄 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 & Thursday 1:00-3:00pm at Danceworks (£95.00)

POSTURE + CORE
Online via zoom

🦄 Fun + challenging exercises to discover and strengthen optimal posture

🦄 The core is important for safety and clean balletic technique

🦄 Ages 11-18

Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm & Friday 12:00-1:00pm (£24.00)

(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition)

SPECIALIST CLASSES 
In pairs to allow for progressions

 

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BALANCE + WEIGHT PLACEMENT
Online via zoom

🦄 Find your optimal weight placement after summer

🦄 Ensure your balance is on point

🦄 Work through the wobbles before getting back to class

🦄 Ages 11-18

Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm and Friday 1:00-2:00pm (£24.00)

(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition)

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TOTAL TURNOUT
Online via zoom

🦄 Improve your turnout range

🦄 Improve your turnout control of turnout

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

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

🦄 Ages 11-18


Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm & Friday 2:00-3:00pm (£24.00)
(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition)

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STAMINA + ALLEGRO

Online via zoom 

 

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

🦄 Improve your landing control

🦄 Enhance your elevation off the floor

🦄 Ensure your stamina is back and ready to go

🦄 Ages 11-18

Wednesday & Friday 3:30-4:30pm (£12.00)

(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition)

SPECIALIST INDIVIDUAL CLASSES 
 

BIOLOGY FOR BALLET: INTRODUCTORY LESSON
Online via zoom

**NEW CLASS**
Have you ever wondered how the body works, or why certain corrections work better than others? Take this theoretical lesson to improve your understanding of your instrument in this artform of dance.

🦄 Understand the body's anatomy and function to help apply your corrections in class

🦄 Learn about the basis for how the body works to unlock your potential in class

🦄 Ages 11-18


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

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STRONG FEET
Online via zoom

🦄 Ballet-specific strengthening for pointe-work, allegro, pirouettes and balance

🦄 Ages 11-18

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

STRONG FLEXIBILITY
Online via zoom

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

🦄 Safe exercises to improve control of greater range - higher extensions, deeper backbends, easier splits

🦄 Ages 11-18


Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm (£12.00)
(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition)

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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

Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm (£12.00)
(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition)

COORDINATION
Online via zoom

 

🦄 Do you struggle to coordinate the arms with the legs?

🦄 Are you missing out on a higher jump because of inefficient movement?

🦄 Are you looking to clean up your technique by streamlining your coordination.

🦄 This is the class for you!


🦄 Ages 11-18

Thursday 5:00-6:00pm (£12.00)
(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition)

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PRE-POINTE STRENGTH
Online via zoom

🦄 Foot strength

🦄 Advanced balance

🦄 Core control


🦄 Ages 11-18

Friday 4:30-5:30pm (£12.00)
(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.

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.