The best sense of rhythm, careful technical training, and the most astute dance intuition aren't enough to make a dancer truly excel; you also need focused strength, balance, and flexibility to execute the movements with power and grace. Conditioning for Dance improves your technique and performance in all dance forms by strengthening the body's core (abdominal and back muscles) while developing coordination, balance, and alignment and optimizing flexibility. The result is more lift without tension, deeper plies, higher jumps with less effort, tighter turns, and improved extension and turnout. "Conditioning for Dance, Eric Franklin"
ESSENTIALS FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE
Essentials for Optional Performance is an in-house body conditioning program, focusing on balance, postural awareness, strength and flexibility. The program offers a neuromuscular approach to performance enhancement, and is included in all Classical Ballet Academy's classes.
PROGRESSING BALLET TECHNIQUE
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), by Marie Walton-Mahon is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students' ballet technique by focussing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. It is a unique training system using ballet-technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a graded and progressive manner from junior through to advanced levels. This program is offered to all students aged 7yrs and above.