Pilates for the Dancer - Markella Kefallonitou- October 2021

This course is £690. Early bird discount of £90. Anyone booking by 31st July will pay £600.

Start

October 8, 2021 - 1:00 pm

End

October 10, 2021 - 4:00 pm

Address

The Pilates Clinic, 3 Red Studios, Elm Grove, Wimbledon, SW19 4BX   View map

Pilates for the Dancer

 

Presenter: Markella Kefallonitou, MSc

 

This 3-day Certificate Course will give you the skills to apply Pilates as a body conditioning method for the dancer in all levels (professional, pre-professional, amateur). You will learn about the training routine of dancers, discuss common compensations and muscle imbalances that occur due to dance training, and understand the different ways Pilates can complement the dancer’s performance. A specialized teaching methodology for dancers will be taught to help you with individualized planning, and key teaching considerations for dancers will be addressed to ensure successful teaching. We will look at movement analysis and special considerations for the major joints in the body and learn an extensive repertoire on the mat, the apparatus and using small props. Completing the course, you will have an in-depth understanding to individualize a dancer’s Pilates program and to address specific needs for performance enhancement. The material of this course can be applied for all dance genres as well as the artistic athlete. Participants will receive the course manual and a certificate of completion.

 

Day 1

Duration: 7hrs

 

Objectives:

  • Introduction about the dance population, common training routines, and muscle imbalances
  • Discussion about utilizing Pilates as a conditioning method for the dancer
  • Training methodology for the dancer
  • Teaching considerations for the dancer
  • Movement analysis of the spine in dance, special considerations and exercise repertoire
  • Movement analysis of the shoulder in dance, special considerations and exercise repertoire
  • Q&A

 

Day 2

Duration: 7hrs

  • Movement analysis of the elbow in dance, special considerations and exercise repertoire Movement analysis of the wrist and hand in dance, special considerations and exercise repertoire
  • Movement analysis of the hip in dance, special considerations and exercise repertoire
  • Practice time
  • Q&A

 

Day 3

Duration: 7hrs

  • Movement analysis of the knee in dance, special considerations and exercise repertoire Movement analysis of the ankle in dance, special considerations and exercise repertoire
  • Movement analysis for the foot in dance, special considerations and exercise repertoire Practice time
  • Assignment
  • Q&A