Summer Term Classes

Do you want to improve your posture and strengthen your core?

Do you want to maximise your extensions - both flexibility and strength?

Do you have goals for optimising your physical facility for ballet?

Now is the time to add a Ballet Physio 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!

**Classes now run beyond half term - your ticket covers all classes offered until Summer!**

SATURDAY CLASSES

 

Running on Saturday 24th April, 1st May, 8th May, 15th May, 22nd May and 19th June

STRONG FEET

 

Saturdays at 3:00-4:00pm

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

🦄 Ages 11-17

21 Apr, 17:30 – 15 Jul, 20:00

TOTAL TURNOUT​

Saturdays at 4:00-5:00pm

🦄 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

BALLET FACILITY CONDITIONING

 

Saturdays at 5:00-7:00pm

 

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 11-17

WEDNESDAY CLASSES

 

These classes will be running fortnightly, either side of the half term. They will alternate each week. 

JUNIOR CONDITIONING

Alternate Wednesdays at 5:30-6:30pm

21st April, 5th May, 19th May, 9th June, 23rd June and 14th July

🦄 Explore essential elements of control and activation.

🦄 Learn how your body works optimally and safely.

🦄 Whole body exercises.

🦄 Ages 8-10

PRE-POINTE PREPARATION

Alternate Wednesdays at 5:30-6:30pm

28th April, 12th May, 26th May, 16th June and 30th June (no class on 2nd June or 7th July)

🦄 Strengthen your feet and legs to support a strong pointe position 

🦄 Advanced balance

🦄 Core control

🦄 Ages 8-11

21 Apr, 17:30 – 15 Jul, 20:00

THURSDAY CLASSES

 

These classes will be running fortnightly, either side of the half term. They will alternate each week. 

STRONG FLEXIBILITY

 

Alternate Thursdays at 5:30-6:30pm

22nd April, 6th May, 20th May, 10th June, 24th June and 8th July

🦄 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

HIP + LEG STRENGTH

Alternate Thursdays at 5:30-6:30pm

29th April, 13th May, 27th May, 17th June, 1st July and 15th July (no class on 3rd June)

🦄 Turnout, elevated adage, height of allegro.

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

🦄 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

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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