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The 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.

 Understanding and Managing

Hip 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.

This course is specifically designed for teachers and therapists as it offers a valuable insight into the true nature of hip injuries and how best to deal with them inside and outside of the classroom. it also empowers both teachers and physio’s to work on these elements with all students to help prevent the initial symptom from becoming a full blown injury.

The full day intensive course covers:

  • The common issues that lead to hip issues of all types
  •  Several common dysfunctions such as labral tears and clicky hips
  • How to best work with these issues in class
  • How to achieve both symptomatic relief and long term correction
  • How to prevent these issues from occurring in other dance students
  • Common dysfunctions such as labral tears and ‘clicky hips’
  • Corrective exercises that students can still work through while still resting and recovering
  • The early signs of injury on-set and the best ways to deal with these occurring in the dance student
  • The best conditioning exercises that can be implemented into a student’s strengthening program to maintain optimal muscle firing
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So, what makes this course different from other courses?

Lisa has been a dancer and has been working intensively with dance students for the past 18 years. She has an outstanding understanding of the dancer’s body and the expectations and stresses that are upon it. She has had years on invaluable hands on experience and has discovered hundreds of tips and tricks that will help you solve all of your students’ hip problems that she will share with you.

Not only do you learn the basic principles of injury, assessment and rehabilitation but you will get real hands on work including taping skills, massage technique and manual manipulations for therapists. Guided by Lisa, you will be able to confidently identify basic underlying problems and areas of tension throughout the hips and the rest of the body. Take your teaching and understanding of the dancer’s body to the next level and help your students get back to what they love doing!

This course is ideal for anyone who has students suffering from clicky hips, chronic back pain or marked restriction in mobility. It has proven to be a very helpful summary for helping us guide our own clients through their progression back to dancing in a logical and well thought out sequence. Many dancers are amazed at the wide variety of contributing factors that have been influencing their pain, but once it is laid out in a clear and easy to follow way, their rehab progresses much faster.

As with all of the two day intensives 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:

Completing the 3 Day Level One Teacher Training is recommended prior to attending any of the more detailed intensive Teacher Training courses, but it is not essential. If you have yet to attend the Level One course you may sign up to our Level One Online Teacher Training Portal prior to the workshop going ahead. For further information about this, please contact us on workshops@theballetblog.com.

Two Day Teacher Training Intensives

  • Core & Flexibility Intensive, Munich, GERMANY, June, 2020

    All prices are in AUD – Check the current exchange rate to your local currency HERE

    Location: Ballettzentrum Unterhaching Pirouette
    Address: Südstraße 8, 82008 Unterhaching, Munich,  Germany

    Core Intensive – Friday 12th June 2020
    Flexibility Intensive –
    Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th June 2020

    Our intensives are specifically designed for both dance teachers & health professionals. Each workshop is delivered as a detailed two day intensive, that can be taken in your area of interest allowing you to focus and grow in each specific area of dance technique. These intensives allow each area to be explored in greater detail and provides age appropriate progressions, modifications for injury & personal experience.

    Completing the 3 Day Level One Teacher Training is recommended prior to attending any of the more detailed intensive Teacher Training courses, but it is not essential. If you have yet to attend the Level One course you may sign up to our Level One Online Teacher Training Portal prior to the workshop going ahead. For further information about this, please contact us on workshops@theballetblog.com. 

    If you are booking for more than one attendee, please make sure to use each attendee’s personal details (Name and Email) so that they are correctly registered and receive all of the appropriate information.

    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.

    $330.00$550.00
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  • Morris L2 Flex

    Flexibility Intensive, Morris, IL, USA 2020

    All prices are in AUD – Check the current exchange rate to your local currency HERE 

    Location:  Forté Arts Center

    Address: 1200 N Division, Morris, IL, 60450, USA

    Flexibility Intensive:  Tuesday 28th July & Wednesday 29th July  2020

    Many dance teachers are concerned at the safety of their students who are working into the extreme positions require by some current choreography. They want to keep their students safe, yet do not want to hold their dancers back from suceeding in this ever competative world. While some young dancers struggle with their range constantly, others have excessive natural range, and will often perform “tricks” that make most adults squirm. How do you train this extreme mobility safely?

    During this two day flexibility Intensive teacher training course you will learn answers to the following questions, and more:

    • What may makes one person tighter than the other?
    • Why can one dancer do the splits without stretching while others can’t, even when they try so hard?
    • Why do students sometimes feel even less flexible when they are stretching?
    • How do I help student get their leg higher in second when it just feels like it’s stuck in the socket?
    • How do I deal with a class full of students with different levels of flexibility?
    • How do I deal with students who suddenly lose flexibility when they go through a growth spurt?
    • What is neural tension, and how can I work safely with students with tight nerves?
    • In students who have amazing range, how do I ensure they stay safe?
    • How do you work into deep back extensions without risk of stress fractures or spondylolisthesis?

    Our Flexibility Intensive is designed for both teachers and therapists!

    Completing the 3 Day Level One Teacher Training is recommended prior to attending any of the more detailed intensive Teacher Training courses, but it is not essential. If you have yet to attend the Level One course you may sign up to our Level One Online Teacher Training Portal prior to the workshop going ahead. For further information about this, please contact us on workshops@theballetblog.com. 

    If you are booking for more than one attendee, please make sure to use each attendee’s personal details (Name and Email) so that they are correctly registered and receive all of the appropriate information.

    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.

    Early Bird Special Details:
    To take advantage of our early bird sale be sure to use coupon code earlybird2020extended at checkout.
    Coupon Code: earlybird2020extended
    Offer Ends: February 29, 2020

    $550.00
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  • level 2 intensives NY

    Foot Injuries in Dancers & Pointe Intensive – Cortlandt Manor, NY, USA 2020

    All prices are in AUD – Check the current exchange rate to your local currency HERE.

    Location: The Dance Conservatory
    Address: 
      2050 East Main Street, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

    Foot Injuries in Dancers – Thursday 6th & Friday 7th August- 9:00am – 5:00pm
    Pointe Intensive – Sunday 9th & Monday 10th August-  9:00am – 5:00pm
    * Please note that each course is $550.00

    Our intensives are specifically designed for both dance teachers & health professionals. Each workshop is delivered as a detailed two day intensive, that can be taken in your area of interest allowing you to focus and grow in each specific area of dance technique. These intensives allow each area to be explored in greater detail and provides age appropriate progressions, modifications for injury & personal experience.

    Completing the 3 Day Level One Teacher Training is recommended prior to attending any of the more detailed intensive Teacher Training courses, but it is not essential. If you have yet to attend the Level One course you may sign up to our Level One Online Teacher Training Portal prior to the workshop going ahead. For further information about this, please contact us on workshops@theballetblog.com. 

    If you are booking for more than one attendee, please make sure to use each attendee’s personal details (Name and Email) so that they are correctly registered and receive all of the appropriate information.

    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.

    Early Bird Special Details:
    To take advantage of our early bird sale be sure to use coupon code earlybird2020extended at checkout.
    Coupon Code: earlybird2020extended
    Offer Ends: February 29, 2020

    $550.00
    Select options
  • Pointe & Flexibility Intensive, Brisbane, AU, September, 2020

    Location: Bayside Dance

    Address: 2/264 Tingal Road, Wynnum, Brisbane, QLD, 4178

    Pointe Intensive – Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th September 2020
    Flexibility Intensive – Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September 2020

    Our intensives are specifically designed for both dance teachers & health professionals. Each workshop is delivered as a detailed two day intensive, that can be taken in your area of interest allowing you to focus and grow in each specific area of dance technique. These intensives allow each area to be explored in greater detail and provides age appropriate progressions, modifications for injury & personal experience.

    Completing the 3 Day Level One Teacher Training is recommended prior to attending any of the more detailed intensive Teacher Training courses, but it is not essential. If you have yet to attend the Level One course you may sign up to our Level One Online Teacher Training Portal prior to the workshop going ahead. For further information about this, please contact us on workshops@theballetblog.com. 

    If you are booking for more than one attendee, please make sure to use each attendee’s personal details (Name and Email) so that they are correctly registered and receive all of the appropriate information.

    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.

    $450.00 AUD
    Select options
  • Pointe Intensive, Sydney, AU, August, 2020

    Location: En Pointe Dance Academy
    Address: 9a Resolution Drive, Caringbah, NSW,2229

    Saturday 29th August, 2020 9am to 4pm
    Sunday 30th August, 2020
    9am to 4pm

    Progressing onto pointe is one of the biggest rites of passage a young dancer faces, it is often very exciting. However, it is also very challenging, and the excitement of that shiny new pair of shoes is often quickly soured with the onset of pain and blisters. But it does not have to be this way! Given a slow and carful preparation, along with a detailed assessment of the dancer before pointe work is introduced, it can be one of the most amazing times, and open up a whole new world of possibilities in dance.

    During this two day Pointe Intensive you will learn:

    • Details of the correct training and preparation for pointe work
    • How to complete a thorough pre-pointe assessment
    • Mobilisation techniques to safely improve pointe range
    • Corrective exercises to achieve optimal alignment before commencing pointe work
    • How to choose the right pointe shoe based on the biomechanics of the foot
    • How to tailor the pointe shoe for a perfect fit
    • Good foundation pointe exercises that will give the student excellent basic pointe technique
    • How to prevent injuries on pointe
    • Answers to all of the common questions asked about starting en pointe

    Our Pointe Intensive is designed for both teachers and therapists!

    Completing the 3 Day Level One Teacher Training is recommended prior to attending any of the more detailed intensive Teacher Training courses, but it is not essential. If you have yet to attend the Level One course you may sign up to our Level One Online Teacher Training Portal prior to the workshop going ahead. For further information about this, please contact us on workshops@theballetblog.com. 

    If you are booking for more than one attendee, please make sure to use each attendee’s personal details (Name and Email) so that they are correctly registered and receive all of the appropriate information.

    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.

    $450.00 AUD
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  • Training Turnout in Tiny Dancers- Professional development course for dance teachers- Florida, USA, August 2020

    All prices are in AUD – Check the current exchange rate to your local currency HERE

    Location: Ballet East
    Address:
    2365 Vista Parkway #7, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA, 33411

    Thursday 20th August: 9:00am – 5:00pm

    Many teachers struggle with hip pain and injuries in their adolescent dancers, but few realise how much of this stems from the training that children had in their early years. This course delves into the delicate art of training turnout in tiny dancers, through to adolescents. In conjunction with early childhood Master Teacher Beverly Spell, we explore safe ways to develop both range and control in young hips, preparing them for higher level work in the future, while having fun with creative play in the classroom. All good learning is laid down in layers; we explore what concepts need to be introduced at what ages and how to practice this in class. This course is perfect for teachers who are looking to incorporate the right preparatory exercises into their tiny dancer classes to help them develop correctly and avoid injury in their hips. 

    Our Training Turnout for Tiny Dancers is designed specifically for dance teachers!

    Please note that this course is a stand alone course and does not require you to take the Level One workshop prior to attending. However, we highly recommend you familiarise yourself with Lisa’s approach prior to attending to the workshop.

    If you are booking for more than one attendee, please make sure to use each attendee’s personal details (Name and Email) so that they are correctly registered and receive all of the appropriate information.

    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.

    Early Bird Special Details:
    To take advantage of our early bird sale be sure to use coupon code earlybird2020extended at checkout.
    Coupon Code: earlybird2020extended
    Offer Ends: February 29, 2020

    $330.00
    Add to cartMORE INFO

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