Summer Half Term Programme

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HAVE FUN + GET STRONG FOR BALLET!

The Ballet Physio is back with his unique brand of fun strengthening classes for ballet -
both online AND back in the studio!

Make the most of your studio time by fine-tuning your control and strength.

Courses on offer for general conditioning for Juniors (8-10) and Mids/Seniors (11-18), and for Mids/Seniors also allegro and balance, posture and core.

Read on for more on the Ballet Physio Summer Half Term Programme!

THE CLASSES

Tuesday 1st June - Friday 4th June 2021

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

BALLET FACILITY CONDITIONING
Online via zoom

Our flagship class to cover everything your body needs to be a strong dancer:
 
🦄 Core strength

🦄 Turnout strength

🦄 Foot strength

🦄 Flexibility

🦄 Back strength

🦄 Strong jumps

🦄 Balance

🦄 Ages 11-18

Tuesday - Friday 9:00-10:30am, £60.00
(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition - see below)

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JUNIOR CONDITIONING

Online via zoom

🦄 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

Tuesday - Friday 10:30-11:30am, £40.00

(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition - see below)

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

Classes will include Ballet Facility Conditioning exercises with 3D corrections, 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

Tuesday 1st June and Thursday 3rd June at 1:00-4:00pm, £125.00

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JUNIOR BIOMECHANICS DEVELOPMENT COURSE
Online via zoom

Wednesday: Core + Balance
 
🦄 A strong core is important for safety and clean balletic technique

🦄 Fun and challenging exercises to discover and strengthen your core, and improve your balance. 

Friday: Turnout + Feet

🦄 Improve your control of turnout
 
🦄 Work in all positions - standing, gesturing, splits, extensions
 
🦄 Ballet-specific strengthening for your feet. 

🦄 Ages 8-10

Wednesday 2nd June and Friday 4th June at 1:00-2:00pm, £20.00
(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition - see below)

BALANCED POSTURE + CORE COURSE

Online via zoom

🦄 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 11-18

Wednesday 2nd June and Friday 4th June at 2:00-3:00pm, £20.00

(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition - see below)

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ALLEGRO MECHANICS CLASS

Online via zoom (stand-alone, or combined below)

 

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

🦄 Improve your landing control

🦄 Enhance your elevation off the floor

🦄 Ages 11-18

Wednesday 2nd June at 3:00-4:00pm, £10.00

(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition - see below)

ALLEGRO MECHANICS & MINI-TRAMPOLINE ALLEGRO COURSE

Online via zoom (both classes combined)

🦄 The Allegro Mechanics Class as above

🦄 Plus the ever-popular Mini-Trampoline Allegro Class

🦄 Learn and practise skills on the mini-trampoline to enhance your allegro technique and build strength and stamina

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

🦄 Ages 11-18

Wednesday 2nd June and Friday 4th June at 3:00-4:00pm, £20.00

(new patients require a New Assessment ticket in addition - see below)

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

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

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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.