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LEVEL 1 – Dance Teacher Training and Health Professional Workshop – Kristiansand, NORWAY 13th- 15th October$750.00 AUD
Due to popular demand Lisa has put together an intensive Dance Teacher Training course for Dance Teachers and Health professionals!
Many common injuries could be prevented if minor issues in technique were picked up earlier in their training, and this course gives teachers a deeper insight and the skills to do this. As the demands placed on young dancers’ increases, with challenging choreography and extreme mobility becoming commonplace, dance teachers are faced with more difficult questions than ever before. They often come to me with questions like:
- How do we achieve extreme mobility safely?
- What is the long term impact of this kind of training?
- What should I be doing at what ages?
- How do I deal with all of these injuries?
- What do I do when a student just does not have good turnout?
Health professionals are also challenged, with dancers needing high level rehab that is often outside the realms of how they have been trained. They are constantly frustrated with dancers not taking appropriate rest times, or failing to improve with ‘normal’ rehab programs.
My aim has been to bridge the gap between these two realms, developing teacher training course to increasing Dance Teachers knowledge of how to prevent injury in the studio, and empower Health Professionals with highly effective ways to get dancers back to their peak in the shortest possible time. It may seem unusual to train these two disciplines at the same time, but this allows us to start building a local community of like minded professionals to best support the dancers.
LEVEL 2 – Intensive Workshops in Tromsø, Norway 17th – 18th October, 2017
Understanding and Managing Foot & Ankle Injuries in Dancers – Tuesday 17th OctoberIn 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.
A New Approach To Core Stability – Wednesday 18th October
How we approach the training of the core has evolved drastically over the last 10 years to include a much more holistic approach. Recent focuses include how to incorporate breath into our training of the core to subtly activate muscles like the pelvic floor and transverse abdominals in an more effective way. Core training does not focus solely on training the abdominal muscles but must look at the interconnected muscular contractions of small stabilisers throughout the body to create their true stability rather than brute strength. The new approach looks at utilising the body’s natural ability to stabilise itself and how exercises can be done to further reinforce that mechanism whilst also raising kinaesthetic awareness.