Conditioning for Floorwork
Photo: Dan Martin
Thanks for funding from Peninsula Dance Partnership.
I have always been interested in how to develop and maintain strength for dance, in particularly floor work. I have been teaching floor work to dance students for the past 6 years and have noticed that at times, different people have struggled with different strength and flexibility boundaries which has restricted them and prevented them adopting the correct technique. I am currently developing a series of exercises that allows dancers to maintain fitness & strength for class work, between projects, as well as preventing injuries.
I am currently exploring and collecting all the information I have personally collected over the years from physiotherapy sessions, different movement classes, anatomy, and of course researching as much as I can through a variety of different practitioners as well as plenty of self exploration.
This series of classes are aimed at dance students, and professional dancers (but I hope to develop additional classes that would welcome any people within the movement industry who may be interested too).
I am looking to combine knowledge I have gained from Pilates (which I already hold a qualification) and functional movement pattern exercises I have learnt throughout my career in relation to dance - specifically developing strength and flexibility for floor work.
I have now trialed my first template of a class with a few willing volunteers, and now I'm ready to put the class out there on a trialed 'block'!
7/1 : 9 - 10am
14/1 : 9 - 10am
21/1 : 11 - 12pm
28/1 : 9 - 10am
Drop in for £2
Book all 4 for £6
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"An energizing class that has a fantastic (well thought) flow of conditioning, active stretching and floor work. All in equal measure, lots of variety keeping the pace challenging and lots of fun!"
"the class was really useful as a dancer looking to keep up fitness and stay motivated!"
"exciting, energising, fun, challenging, meditative and beneficial"