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The Level 2 Intensive Workshops allow you to focus and grow in each specific area of dance technique. Each one is delivered as a one or two day workshop, that can be taken in your area of interest. The classes typically run from 9am to 5pm, or 9am - 4pm for the two day workshops, which allows each area to be explored in greater detail and provides age appropriate progressions, modifications for injury & personal experience.

For the latest dates and locations of upcoming courses CLICK HERE or check out the individual listings at the bottom of this page.

 

Level 2 - Understanding and Managing

Foot Injuries in Dancers

For Dance Teachers and Health Professionals

Although chronic hip pain should never be a “normal thing” for young dancers, the reality is that many dancers all over the world are suffering from chronic hip pain with very little idea of what to do about it. Regular physical therapists and physiotherapists are often at a loss at what to do because of the complex nature of dance and can often only prescribe rest and recovery. We all know very well that this kind of news does not go down well at all with dancers, nor does it have a good outcome.

Hip pain and clicky hips come from a myriad of anatomical and technical faults, all of which must be identified and addressed.  If these fundamental issues are not addressed in detail, the hip injury will tend to reoccur and continue to impede the dancer’s progress.

In this course, we look at:

  • The anatomy of the foot
  • Common dance injuries and how they occur
  • Management of injuries in the classroom
  • The rehab process from injury
  • How physical therapy works and what to expect
  • Specific exercises that help target weak areas in the foot
  • Taping techniques to help offload sensitive areas
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This course is ideal for therapists who work with dancers

This course is not solely designed for dance teachers and is a great addition for physiotherapists, personal trainers and other health care professionals who want to work more closely with dancers. You will leave armed with many tools and techniques to help dancers suffering with all types of foot injuries, specifically:

  • Plantar Fascia Pain
  • Posterior Impingement
  • Os Trigonum
  • Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fractures
  • Bunions
  • “Shin Splits”

Especially in the pre-adolescent/adolescent student, it’s imperative to support the vulnerable structures in the foot and ankle. Since many changes are happening in the body during this time, attention needs to be given to certain strengthening exercises that will benefit the dancer throughout the length of their career. Some dancers, eager to get quick results, resort to using foot stretchers and other dangerous items in an attempt to get the feet they have always wanted. Not only do the foot stretchers fail to improve, strengthen and control the ankle they are also cause massive damage to the soft tissue structures in the foot. This often leads to injury and a reduced capacity to dance, rather than an improvement.

As with all of the Level Two courses you will get the most out of it with a good knowledge of some of the student programs, free articles, and Level One Teacher Training course.

Some helpful resources may include:

This two day intensive workshop will change how you work with dancers hips forever! 

Level 2 Workshops

  • Training Turnout in Tiny Dancers – Online Workshop: Starting 26th April 2021

    *This workshop is now sold out! To be added to the waiting list please email April at workshops@theballetblog.com *

    The original Training Turnout in Tiny Dancers Intensive has been divided into four 4 hour sessions, over the course of a four week period, to allow optimal understanding of all of the content via an online virtual workshop.

    Times & Dates:

    What’s included: 

    • 4 Live Zoom Workshops with Lisa Howell & Beverly Spell – To replicate the depth of learning and personal connection we feel at the in-person course, the content will be delivered in a combination of live teaching, pre-recorded content, and personal exploration over the course of a four week period.
    • Personalised Attention – These calls will be limited to just 24 individuals so that you will have plenty of time to ask questions.
    • A comprehensive set of worksheets – These sheets make applying the work to the classroom effortless and fun.
    • Access to recordings of the virtual workshop – After the workshop you will be given access to the recordings of the virtual sessions, giving you the opportunity to go over any particular part of the course in your own time.
    • CEC Accreditation – After this workshop, you will be emailed the CEC Accreditation Application Form, which is designed as an overview of the online course in order for you to appropriately claim CEC credits with your governing body for 16 contact hours of education. 

     By ticking this box, I understand that any of the material gained from these workshops can exclusively be used for the educational purposes of my teaching. Redistribution of this material, either electronically or physically, is not allowed as well as dissemination of the information within these courses for personal profit.

    $600.00 AUD
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