Spring Term Weekly Classes
Do you want to strengthen your feet for pointe-work?
Do you want to maximise your turnout - both flexibility and strength?
Do you struggle with controlling hypermobile joints?
Do you have goals for optimising your physical facility for ballet?
Now is the time to add a weekly strengthening class to support your work in the studio.
Luke Abnett - ballet physio - brings you his science-based classes via zoom to supplement your classical ballet technique classes, all with his unique brand of fun and encouragement!
PRELIMINARY POINTE STRENGTH
Wednesdays 5.30-6.30pm from 13 January to 10 February, work on all things pointe related:
🦄 Foot strength
🦄 Advanced balance
🦄 Core control
TURNOUT FLEXIBILITY + STRENGTH
Saturdays 3-4pm from 9 January to 6 February, we combine different exercises to hit all aspects of hip flexibility:
🦄 Turnout flexibility
🦄 Turnout strength
🦄 Height of extensions
Saturdays 4-5pm (9 January - 6 February), this is out new class for managing the control of hypermobile joints:
🦄 Sway back knees
🦄 Flexible spines
🦄 Wobbly ankles
🦄 Hyperextended elbows
BALLET FACILITY CONDITIONING
Our flagship class, now expanded to TWO HOURS (5-7pm Saturdays, 9 January - 6 February) to cover everything your body needs to be a strong dancer:
🦄 Core strength
🦄 Turnout strength
🦄 Foot strength
🦄 Back strength
🦄 Strong jumps
All classes are available in two ways - live via zoom, or on-demand by accessing a private (unsearchable, unshareable) youtube link recorded in the live class for class participants only. Classes are aimed at vocational ballet students aged 11-18. All new patients are required to have a brief online assessment prior to the first class.
Luke is a physiotherapist specialising in ballet medicine who used to be the sole physiotherapist at the Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden. He was also a house parent to the graduating year and offers insights into the elite training world and specifically designed programmes for vocational students. Class sizes are limited to ensure individual corrections throughout for those joining live.
Each class pass covers one class up until February half term. Passes are £45, except the double-length Ballet Facility Conditioning Class which is £86. All new patients are required to have a brief online assessment prior to the first class, and need to purchase a £15 New Assessment ticket in addition, and email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment beforehand.
Let's make 2021 YOUR YEAR!
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, a mat, and zoom and wifi access. Other commonly used equipment includes 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 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.