Next up is the Front Splits Fast Flexibility Program. Around the ages of 12-13 students often go through a significant period of growth and suffer a loss of flexibility. Normal stretching often is of little benefit and students can get very frustrated. We have great results in clinic with the use of neural and fascial mobilising techniques, and this program goes through a methodical program of safely releasing soft tissue restrictions that may be preventing dancers from achieving their full range of motion. These techniques often make it easier for dancers to go into their normal stretches, and reduce the likelihood of any avulsion fractures occurring, which are common in this age group if they are pushed into stretches. This program has also proven to be very popular with older dancers who have either started dancing late, or have returned to dancing after a break, and also many martial artists, gymnasts and other athletes.
The next set of programs is the Advanced Foot Control, Training Turnout and Core Stability for Dancers programs. These build on the knowledge gained in these areas in The Perfect Pointe Book in greater detail and are suitable for more serious dancers aged 14 and up.
The Advanced Foot Control for Dancers program is designed to help dancers become responsible for their own feet, and ultimately, become their own foot physio! The program goes through the anatomy of each of the main muscles in the foot, how it is designed to work, how to strengthen, stretch and massage it if there is need for this. The program comes with a hard copy of the book, and access to an online member’s area which has video footage of every aspect of the program. It also includes many Injury Reports on common injuries that dancers get, with information on diagnosis, treatment, recovery and prevention. This program is essential for any student wishing to pursue a career in dance, no matter what discipline they specialize in.
These Injury Reports are also available individually as downloadable PDF's complete with videos to explain all facets of each injury. We are constantly adding to this library if Injury Reports so please do keep checking back for more.
The Teachers Version of the AFC program includes the same book and online members area as the student version, but it also includes several additional webinars on incorporating the program into the studio, as well as deeper discussion on several specific foot and ankle injuries that often plague young dancers.