The foot - the basis of the dancing body
This extremely complex part of the body plays
an important role in dancing. In the course, the context of the
skeleton and the muscles are explained in practical terms and with
that one learns methods for training and prevention of injuries.
The pelvis - our centre
Dance is a process of continually going "off
balance". The pelvis represents the centre of the dancing
body. Through its automatic sense of balance, we find the way to
dance in a flowing relaxed state. The course opens new pathways
toward working with ones own centre.
The vertebral column - the whole is more than the sum of its
Almost every dancer knows the feeling of back
pain. But what is the background of this? How can I help myself?
Information and tips for working with the backbone of dance - the
Classical ballet - anatomical sense?
New discoveries from dance medicine and sport
physiology should also be integrated into classical training. Through
this, one will succeed in keeping up with the ever-increasing demands
of dance and choreography. This course conveys basic information
about current aspects of dance medicine and helps to integrate
them into the traditional class.
Key to better balance
Pirouettes, adagios, partnering ... Balance
is a central idea in dance. It is the essence of the movement.
With little tricks we can already change a lot. A journey through
the balance points of the body.
"One needs to learn to give good
From experience everyone knows how difficult
it is to put a correction into practice. This workshop gives tips
about how one can make corrections with an anatomical basis and
use fantasy images to enable students to use corrections more easily.
Dancing and growth - a contradiction?
- Dance for children from a medical point of view
How much can I demand? Where does the strain
begin? Questions that every dance teacher reflects upon. This course
conveys the basics about the developmental years of children and
offers aid in accommodating the dance training to the various ages.
Daydreams can improve performance
The imagination has an excellent potential
to improve technique and performance. By training our power of
imagination, we are training our nervous system and thus improve
our concentration and coordination. An ideal complement to the
Warm up und cool down in dance
The body is the dancer's instrument. Taking
care of it is the first rule for a long and healthy career. How
do I prepare the body in the best way for dance training? When
does stretching make sense? These and more questions will be answered
individually and tested out on the spot.
Aerobics in dance
Do dancers need fitness training? The course
shows that improved stamina not only avoids injuries, but also
improves performance. Dance adapted training for stamina is possible
without causing injuries, developing of the wrong muscles, or decreasing
the dance technique. It helps with facing the daily demands of
What happens when I am injured? - introduction
to self help
Often pain seems to be part of the everyday
life of dancers. Tips in dealing with one’s resources can
help in using the body more efficiently. Yet what do you do for
recurrent problems? This course offers assistance in dealing with
injuries. Important parts of the class entail strategies for prevention
and self-help as well as an introduction to the technique of taping.
Slim and fit - nutrition in dance
"You are what you eat." Nowadays
nutrition is becoming more and more important. What does our food
contain? Do I need to take supplements? These are questions that
every conscientious dancer asks. The course offers tips for a healthy
diet to support fitness.