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An Ode To Overstretching – The Old Gypsy Ways of Madame La Jaune$25.00 AUD
This hilarious children’s book brings some well needed lightness to the serious issue of overstretching that is rife in the dance and gymnastics industries. It is a perfect book to have in your waiting area, to promote discussion on this important topic.
The story of Madame La Jaune was spawned from a conversation between Lisa Howell and her dad, Mike, when Lisa asked him if he could draw up some cartoons of the crazy overstretched positions that dancers are seen in these days all over social media. She wanted to highlight the potential danger to the body that was caused by sitting in positions like these, whilst still appealing to everybody’s sense of humour. From there, the story took a life of its own. The pictures were an absolute success and members of the dance world fell in love with the simple but clear message that was embodied in Madame La Jaune.
Mike then took matters into his own hands and began exploring the back story to explain his often mused upon question “Why do good people sometimes teach badly?”
6 months later and this is the result, a story of dance, comedy and science. This book will give you an insight into the other side of Overstretching and the seemingly crazy ways of some teachers. Follow Madame La Jaune and understand her point of view, as well as where we go to from here!
Flexibility Intensive, Morris, IL, USA 2020$550.00
** Due to COVID-19 this workshop has been cancelled. However, if you would like to join us on a Level One, Online Virtual Workshop please email email@example.com to find out more. **
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Front Splits Fast – Flexibility Program$40.00 AUD
Get instant access to the Online Video Training Course of this original, iconic program designed for anyone struggling with their flexibility!
Formulated by a physiotherapist for dancers, this program is especially beneficial to those who do not respond to regular stretching or who want to achieve extreme mobility safely. The program is presented in an easy to use format with detailed explanations of all exercises, followed by a 45 min program set to music.
The online version gives you an instantly downloadable ebook with immediate access to the online video portal. These videos assist you through your training giving you a visual guide to the exercises in the manual.
If you would prefer the full colour professionally printed workbook that compliments this online course, you can purchase this directly through Amazon. This guide has detailed, illustrated instructions of all of the exercises and helps you keep your notes and progress in one place. Please note that purchasing the hardcopy from amazon does not give you direct access to the online video course.
All prices are in Australian dollars & are exclusive of GST
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Pointe & Flexibility Intensive, Brisbane, AU, September, 2020$450.00 AUD
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
** Registration Open **
( Strictly limited to 15 participants per workshop)
At this stage we are still hopeful that by September we will be able to resume some normality to our lives and this workshop will be able to go ahead. We will however honour any governmental restrictions in place at that point in time.
We advise that if you are coming from interstate and intend on travelling to QLD for the course, it may be better to book your flights and accommodation closer to the time. Bookings are still open however, we have now limited attendees to just 15 participants per workshop as we anticipate small groups will still be required at this point in the year.