During the first lockdown we ran daily conditioning classes EVERY WEEK and the feedback from teachers when studios reopened was immense. 'They look so strong!' appeared in so many emails..
No one wants lockdown. So let's show it who's boss! We can use this time to work on strength and stability so that first class back in the studio will be a breeze.
🦄 1 hour 3-4pm Monday to Friday
🦄 Strengthening for core, turnout, feet, upper back
🦄 Strength of extensions
🦄 Height of jumps
🦄 Easy themed dress ups
🦄 Individual corrections, encouragement and support
🦄 Tips from an experienced ballet physiotherapist
Luke is a physiotherapist specialising in ballet medicine who used to be the sole physiotherapist at the Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden (whilst also being a house parent to the graduating year) and offers insights into the elite training world in amongst exercises specifically designed for vocational students. Class sizes are limited to ensure individual corrections throughout for those joining live.
New Assessment: £15 - new patients must have a one-off 15-minute online assessment prior to the first class - please email to arrange an appointment beforehand
Daily Conditioning Class Week 5 Pass: £50 (includes all 5 classes Monday-Friday)
The class is available in two ways - live via zoom, or on-demand by accessing a private (unsearchable, unshareable) youtube link recorded in the live class for registered class participants only. Classes are aimed at vocational ballet students aged 11-17. All new patients are required to have a brief online assessment prior to the first 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, a mat, and zoom and wifi access. Some exercises require other equipment including theraband, yoga/pilates blocks, light hand weights, soft pilates ball, a cushion.
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/or join us live when you've done so.
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 class for the signed-up participants of each 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.