Ballet Posture - The Ink in Your Pen
What you'll learn
- Learn about the moving components to maintaining posture throughout your execution of ballet movements..
- Discover 8 divisions of the body (8 lessons) and the relative muscles involved in those areas necessary to certain ballet techniques
- Learn thought processes to activate/engage relevant muscles in a functional manner with regard to ballet
- Establish correct ballet posture that will apply to both a stationary stance as well as in a moving or dancing context.
- All beginner (not younger than 11) to advanced Balletomanes welcome! No equipment or special attire necessary, only a keen mind and focused concentration. You may want to have pen and paper nearby for notes :)
In this course you will learn the moving components to maintaining posture throughout your execution of ballet. In other words, what you learn in this class should be applied to every step in ballet, in relation to the choreography required, because, regardless of what ballet steps you do, or whatever ballet choreography you perform, feet will always be turned out, arms will be supported at the elbow and neck will always be lengthened.
This video course takes the individual through 8 parts of the body by means of 8 very detailed lessons in which the joints and muscles pertaining to that body division are discussed. Thought processes are suggested to activate or engage those muscles and suggested exercises are given to practice, in order to establish correct ballet posture that will apply to both a stationary stance as well as in a moving or dancing context.
This course ONLY covers ballet fundamentals and the purpose is to cover as much detail as possible so that when a beginner dancer goes to their first ballet class, they will have some solid foundations on which to begin.
For the ballet teacher, this course provides concise and healthy teaching suggestions for ballet foundations.
Why is this so important? Because once mastered, we can get to the real joy of dancing!
Who this course is for:
- Detailed, functional, anatomical understanding of ballet posture, for all teachers of ballet and all student levels over the age of 11.!
Judy Lynne is a freelance ballet teacher.
She was trained in the Royal Academy of Dance (British) method achieving her Advanced 2 ballet exam. She trained as a dancer in the Cecchetti (Italian) method, also achieving her Advanced 2, and then qualified as a teacher in the Cecchetti method. She later certified in the Russian method of ballet (Vaganova) in St Petersburg Russia.
She is also qualified in group fitness training in which she has been active for over 30 years. Although never having performed with a professional ballet company she enjoyed many years of freelance and corporate performance in various dance genres, namely ballet, contemporary, jazz, modern, tap and Classical Greek dancing.
She enjoys visiting various studios for workshops, working on ballet technique diagnostics and assisting in the polishing of prepared works. She is currently employed as head of Adult Ballet Department, as co-manager and board member in the role of Teacher Trainer and technical quality control at a local ballet studio in Pretoria, South Africa.