Why Dancers should do Pilates…

Strengthens the deepest abdominal muscles for CORE CONTROL during dynamic movement.

Lengthens muscles and develops a streamlined body shape.

Beneficial to Dancers who suffer back & hip pain. Activates and strengthens muscle groups evenly. Focus on promoting a strong core to support the spine and pelvic area.

Low impact on the body’s muscles and joints, helpful to maintain muscle tone in the the body after injury and while injured part is healing.

Helps to build strength, mobility and correct balanced muscle function.

Fluid movement promotes muscle balance, efficient movement and can be incorporated into a dancer’s training regime & warm-up.

Dancers with hypermobile joints are more prone to weakness and injury. These muscle groups get neglected and require extra effort, care and attention to strengthen these areas that are crucial to a strong core.

Strengthens the deepest abdominal muscles for CORE CONTROL during dynamic movement.

Assists with dance techniques and reduces risk of injury – Improving feet and ankles, turn-out, front and side extensions, arabesques and many other dance postures and movements.

My aim is to help young Dance students of all ages and abilities to improve their technique as much as possible using exercises to support their formal Dance training at their Dance Schools or Colleges with their Dance Teachers.

Often long before starting any Pointe work and throughout their dance training it can be hugely beneficial to become more educated about anatomy and movement, improving self-awareness, what a movement should feel like, correct muscle activation and learning to take responsibility for their own well-being as a Dancer.

The assessments and exercises complement and support the training and practice done in class time with the student’s Dance Teacher. The exercises can be practiced at home, used as a warm up before class and the knowledge acquired applied to their class practice, improving technique and performance, maximising progress within their dance classes and promoting safe practice in dance that may help to prevent common dance related injuries.