Dance Conditioning

Dance Kinesiology and Conditioning

I developed my dance kinesiology and conditioning classes as a cross training method for professional dancers. However, anyone can perform the exercises and learn to move with the grace and refinement of a dancer.

The program utilizes my artistic background in professional dance and clinical background in exercise science. Additionally, I incorporated physical therapy exercises to both treat and prevent injuries. Proper breathing, alignment, safety, technique, and appropriate modifications are emphasized when performing the exercises.

The class is a total body workout that energizes your body, mind, and soul. The exercises combine an easy, dance inspired warm-up, classical ballet technique, ballet barre work, functional exercises, core stabilization, strengthening exercises with hand weights, and flexibility exercises. The class will strengthen and lengthen all major muscle groups.

Key Components of Dance Conditioning and Kinesiology Classes

Alignment

The key to safe exercise is proper alignment and execution. As mentioned above, the exercises incorporate dance science in combination with physical therapy and exercise science. We work in a “neutral spine” position that supports healthy alignment and safety of the spine. Once you lose the alignment of the spine, you are setting yourself up for injury.

Additionally, I do not believe exercise needs to be complicated to be effective. The exercises are beginner-friendly. As individuals progress in execution and strength, we can advance the exercises to make it more challenging. This approach makes the class accessible to all. Beginners can start with the basics, and advanced students can work with more intensity.

Muscle Strengthening and Endurance

The exercises will strengthen and tone your entire body and improve your cardiovascular health. To strengthen a muscle you need to apply a certain amount of “overload.” The key is to avoid too much overload and muscle strain. Therefore, we will add resistance to overload the muscle slowly, over time. As we increase the overload, you will feel a “burn” in the muscle. This burn will not bulk your muscles up. A slow and steady approach to strengthening will sculpt your muscles and tone your body, improve your posture, and help you lose inches. You will replace excess adipose (fat) tissue with lean muscle tissue.

Flexibility Training

Classes include a thorough, total body stretch. Both dynamic and static stretching exercises are performed to improve your range of motion.

Mind & Body

Mindfulness is a key component to effective exercise. Staying present and tuning into your body will give you the quickest results. When you are fully present and engaged, you will create new neural patterns that lead to positive mental states. In other words, mind/body exercises like dance help stimulate positive vibes! You will feel calm, relaxed, and elevated!

Dance Destiny Pre-Professional Workshop

Achieve your Dance Destiny and make your Dreams a Reality!

Learn techniques to gain Power, Precision, and create riveting Performances!

A dancer’s life is both physically and mentally demanding. Therefore, keeping the body healthy and fit and the mind calm and focused is an essential part of dance training.

Power & Precision

Dance coaching for kids and teens

The Dance Destiny Workshop incorporates strength training and flexibility exercises specifically designed to support classical dance technique and training. The workshop is designed to help dancers solve issues such as increasing their range of motion safely, strengthening muscular to improve power and dynamics, and increasing core stability.

Mindfulness and meditation techniques are included to soothe nervous energy and relieve performance anxiety. 

Performance

In addition, dancers tell stories with their movement. To add emotional depth to a dance performance, I teach acting techniques, character development, and work with the dancers on emotional execution. I explore the story behind the dance, so that the dancers have a clear understanding of what the movement represents emotionally.

Dance Destiny Workshop Includes:

  • Professional assessment of strength, flexibility, and dance technique
  • Specific fitness prescription designed to address the dancer’s needs
  • Exercises to decrease risk of injury
  • Exercises to increase control and core stability
  • Exercises to safely increase range of motion and extension
  • Exercises to strengthen muscular to improve power and dynamics
  • Exercises to improve Jumps and Turns
  • Mindfulness and meditation techniques to soothe nervous energy and relieve performance anxiety
  • Education in anatomy and how to recruit proper muscular engagement
  • Career support and strategies
  • Nutritional counseling

For workshop inquiries please send an email through my bookings page .