Karen Swift Bodycontrol Certified Insutructor

Pilates for Dance

Pilates has always been hugely popular in the dance community and is a great way for professional dancers to improve technique and enhance performance.

As a dancer you need excellent core strength, balance and control but at the same time it is important to understand the effects movement has throughout the whole body. Pilates strengthens the deep core muscles of the abdomen and spine while working to correct muscle imbalances and restore the body’s natural alignment and symmetry.

The Pilates method allows you to strengthen and lengthen muscles simultaneously; flexibility is not sacrificed for strength, not strength for flexibility. Pilates is great for increasing stability and peripheral movement.

Benefits of Pilates for dancers include:

Increased core strength, balance and coordination
Improvements in posture, poise and flexibility
Flat, firm abs without doing strenuous sit-ups or crunches
Lean, sculpted legs
Toned and trimmed arms without heavy weights

Summer 2019 Workshop for Dancers ages 12-16. 

Summer classes 


Pilates for Dancers 

Ages 12-16 Wednesday August 21st 10.30am to 12.30pm. ($45 plus sales tax)

In this workshop we will look at the demands of dance and the muscles required to support these movements. The exercises, performed on the Pilates Equipment, will focus on strengthening the body’s core whilst identifying and correcting muscles imbalances. We will look at correct technique, safe movement whilst bringing awareness to how the body should feel and move ultimately connecting mind and body. Pilates will help to improve your coordination, balance, alignment, range of movement and flexibility.

The dancers will go home with a full body workout routine that they can do at home to help them refine their technique.

Please note that this class is limited to 6 people, this way I can be sure everyone gets the attention they need.

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