Online Classes and Consultations

DAILY CONDITIONING CLASSES

 

Now in its 15th week, the Ballet Physio Conditioning Classes are a fun way to build your ballet facility so that your online ballet classes are even more effective. Exercises to improve strength, coordination, optimal muscle activation, active flexibility and stamina are periodised across the week to facilitate progressive adaptations within the body to get the most out of each class. I am committed to providing this class as long as UK schools remain physically closed. Registration opens the week before. My goal is for ballet teachers to be pleasantly shocked at how strong, balanced and controlled dancers look from the first class back in the studio!

Please register for the Conditioning Class below.

Photo Drew Tommons
Ballet Physio Conditioning Class Week 16
Jul 06, 10:00 AM – Jul 11, 11:00 AM
Ballet Physio Conditioning Class Week 17
Jul 13, 10:00 AM – Jul 18, 11:00 AM

Conditioning Class FAQs

What equipment do I need?

You will need regular ballet attire, a mat or something to cushion the floor, water bottle, hand towel, and TheraBand. You may also need a chair or barre, pilates ball or sofa cushion, a yoga block or thick book, and two light hand weights (including books, ankle weights or water bottles). You will also need a safe place to work with enough space around you to developpe in all directions and enough floor space for floor exercises.

What passes are available?

Any dancer new to the Ballet Physio requires a mandatory 15 minute online assessment before joining any class. This is available under a 'New Assessment' ticket and is required only once. Returning dancers are exempt from this. Please email luke@balletphysio.com to arrange an appointment time before the first class.

The Conditioning Class pass (£52) covers all six daily classes - 10-11am Monday-Friday, and 10-11.30am on Saturday.

The Bonus Pass (£81 for the week) HAS CHANGED and now includes the Conditioning Classes as above, and additionally a focused class from 11am-12noon Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Tuesday 11-11.30am) and 11.30am-12.30pm on Saturday addressing a particular facet of dance, for example core strength, pirouettes, extensions, flexibility etc. This week, Bonus Classes have been extended to an hour (except Tuesday) at no extra cost and will be recorded to form part of the Ballet Physio Summer School. As a thank you to Bonus Pass holders, there is no increase in fee for this week (although class time has nearly doubled) and they will also receive a coupon code to access these classes again over summer.
 

I can't make the set times of the classes - is there a way for me to still take part?

I usually participate live but I have to miss the odd class due to a timetable clash - what can I do?

Class participants agree to having our zoom meeting recorded for the sole purpose of being made available via private, non-transferable youtube link available only to the email used in registration. This is uploaded shortly after each class and remains available for the week of the ticket.

I have tried to view the youtube recording but am having troubles accessing it - what can I do?

The link provided is only accessible by the email account you register with. This means you need to ensure you are logged into youtube with that same email address before youtube will grant you access. This is important for maintaining privacy of those in the class.

Please email luke@balletphysio.com if you have any questions not answered here.

TURNOUT COURSE

Starting on Thursday 18th June, 3.00-4.00pm and running for six weeks, the Ballet Physio leads a supervised online course to strengthen that most fundamental of ballet skills - Turnout. Whether it's holding the turnout of your supporting leg or maintaining turnout of a moving, working leg, efficient turnout requires coordination, strength, and balanced muscle activation. Private recordings of the classes are made available only to class participants in the event of missed classes.

Register now for this course below. New patients must purchase a mandatory 'New Assessment' ticket in addition to the Turnout course ticket, and then email luke@balletphysio.com to arrange a 15 minute online assessment before Wednesday 17th.

Ballet Physio Turnout Course

PRE-POINTE STRENGTHENING COURSE

Starting on Friday 19th June - 24th July (with early-bird class on 12th June) 2.30-3.30pm - Late sign-ups accepted (replay links available for missed classes)

A comprehensive six-week course of strengthening exercises to prepare your feet and core strength for pointe-work. Ideal for dancers aged approximately 10-12 who are almost ready to start pointe or who have just started before lock-down. Includes a pointe-readiness self-assessment in the final class.

This course is £48 for the six-week series. Private youtube clips will be made available to class participants afterwards to continue practising or in case of a timetable clash. Please sign up below.

Ballet Physio Pre-Pointe Strengthening Course (2)

FLEXIBLE EXTENSIONS COURSE

Back by popular demand, the Ballet Physio is running a six-week course on improving the flexibility of extensions - but don't be fooled, this is not a stretching class. The most effective, productive, and safe way to improve range is to work on strengthening that range of motion. The Flexible Extensions Course focuses on just that, making sure you can not only sit in the splits but leap into the splits too.

Starting on Saturday 20th June (with an early bird class on 13th June), this course is sequential and each class builds on the one before. If you miss a class or have a clash, private recordings of each class will be made available only to class participants. New patients require a 'New Assessment' ticket in addition to the Flexible Extensions ticket and should email luke@balletphysio.com to arrange a brief 15 minute online assessment by Friday 19th to ensure you are assessed before your first class.