Easter Courses

The Ballet Physio team are taking a short break over the Easter weekend, we will get back to you as soon as possible on Tuesday 6th April

STRENGTHEN FOR BALLET + HAVE FUN!

We’re back in studios, and we’ve discovered what we strengthened during lockdown - and also what we didn’t!

Sign up to an online class to enhance the skills you’ve found a struggle - or to further strengthen your strong points!

 


There’s something for all vocational students aged 8-17, a series of daily conditioning classes or individual stand alone classes to focus on the detail.

Specifically handpicked exercises to get the best out of your body in class!

Join live or access the secure private replay afterwards if you have a scheduling clash but still wish to benefit from the class.

THE CLASSES

All live on zoom, or via on-demand private youtube replay. Please download our timetable to view the full programme.

 

MORNING CLASSES

 

BALLET FACILITY CONDITIONING - 9:00-10:30am

 

4 classes in week 1 (Tuesday 6th - Friday 9th April)

4 classes in week 2 (Monday 12th - Thursday15th April) 

Our flagship class covers everything your body needs to be a strong dancer.

 

🦄 Core strength

🦄 Turnout strength

🦄 Foot strength

🦄 Flexibility

🦄 Back strength

🦄 Strong jumps

🦄 Balance

🦄 Ages 11-17

06 Apr, 09:00 – 15 Apr, 16:00

All new dancers must now contact admin@balletphysio.com to arrange a New Class Assessment

JUNIOR CONDITIONING - 10:30-11:30am

4 classes in week 1 (Tuesday 6th - Friday 9th April)

4 classes in week 2 (Monday 12th - Thursday 15th April)

🦄 Explore essential elements of control and activation.

🦄 Learn how your body works optimally and safely.

🦄 Whole body exercises.

🦄 Ages 8-10

AFTERNOON CLASSES

 

FUNDAMENTAL CONDITIONING

Tuesday 6th April & Monday 12th April at 1:30-3:00pm

🦄 Best as a first class with the Ballet Physio.

🦄 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.

🦄 This class is a pre-requisite before joining the Advanced class.

🦄 Suitable for past participants wanting to revisit the fundamentals.

🦄 Ages 11-17

06 Apr, 09:00 – 15 Apr, 16:00

STRONG FEET

 

Tuesday 6th April at 3:00-4:00pm

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

🦄 Ages 11-17

TOTAL TURNOUT​

Wednesday 7th April at 1:30-3:00pm

🦄 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 11-17

UPPER BODY STRENGTH

 

Wednesday 7th April at 3:00-4:00pm

🦄 Dancers need a strong upper body to keep balanced, for coordinated pirouettes, fouettes and jumps, and for effortless partnering work.

🦄 Learn some exercises to specifically strengthen the upper body for ballet, for boys and girls, and with the Ballet Physio's unique brand of fun!

🦄 Ages 11-17

ADVANCED CONDITIONING

Thursday 8th April & Wednesday 14th April at 1:30-3:00pm

🦄 Attending a Ballet Physio class prior is a prerequisite.

🦄 Strengthening for core, turnout, feet, back.

🦄 Strength of extensions.

🦄 Height of jumps​​.

🦄 Ages 14-18

06 Apr, 09:00 – 15 Apr, 16:00

MINI TRAMPOLINE ALLEGRO

 

Thursday 8th April at 3:00-4:00pm

🦄 Use a mini-trampoline to explore different elements of jumping technique for a great allegro-inspired workout which minimises impact but maximises control.

🦄 Ages 11-17

BALANCED POSTURE + CORE

Friday 9th April at 1:30-3:00pm

🦄 Posture is one of the most common corrections given by teachers.

🦄 The core is important for safety and clean balletic technique.

🦄 Fun + challenging exercises to discover and strengthen optimal posture.

🦄 Ages 11-17

BOYS BALLET CONDITIONING

 

A brand new Ballet Physio class just for the boys!

Friday 9th April at 3:00-4:00pm

🦄 Do you find flexibility a challenge?

🦄 Need to improve upper body strength or leg strength for higher jumps?

🦄 Are you looking for that effortless strength of posture?

🦄 Look no further. Come and join in this boys only class to address all the challenges of male roles in ballet.

🦄 Ages 11-17

STRONG FLEXIBILITY

 

Monday 12th April at 3:00-4:00pm

🦄 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 11-17

SOLD OUT

06 Apr, 09:00 – 15 Apr, 16:00

HIP + LEG STRENGTH

Tuesday 13th April at 1:30-3:00pm

🦄 Turnout, elevated adage, height of allegro.

🦄 Develop strong legs without tight hip flexors or 'bulking up the quads'.

🦄 Ages 11-17

BALLET COORDINATION

Another new class for the Ballet Physio!

Tuesday 13th April at 3:00-4:00pm

🦄 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 11-17

HYPERMOBILITY STRENGTH

 

Wednesday 14th April at 3:00-4:00pm

🦄 Discover how to work with swayback knees, bend ankles, a flexible spine.

🦄 Learn how to find a strong neutral alignment.

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

🦄 Ages 11-17

POINTE STRENGTH

Thursday 15th April at 1:30-3:00pm

For dancers more experienced with pointework, this class works on all things related to advanced pointe - foot strength and control, pointe-balance, core control for pointe.. It's all here in one class. 

🦄 Ages 13-17

ACTIVE RECOVERY

 

Thursday 15th April at 3:00-4:00pm

🦄 Stretching is out - active recovery (and strengthening into range) is in!

🦄 Learn how to strengthen your flexibility AND help your body to recover after training.

🦄 Ages 11-17

NEW ONLINE CLASS ASSESSMENT

All new patients require a New Online Assessment as a professional physiotherapy requirement. Please add this to your basket and email admin@balletphysio.com with some preferred times to secure an appointment. The assessment must be completed before your first class and usually lasts around 15 minutes. £15

All new dancers must now contact admin@balletphysio.com to arrange a New Class Assessment

THE 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.

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.

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.

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