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Level 2 Intensive Series in SANTA CRUZ, USA

$330.00 AUD

 Location: Int’l Academy of DAnce
Address: 320 Encinal St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA


Level 2 Courses:

Pointe Intensive – Monday 12th August 2019
Core Intensive – Tuesday 13th August 2019
Flexibility Intensive – Wednesday 14th August 2019

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


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This is a breakdown of the full day intensive to give you some idea of the content covered and the structure of the day.


Pointe Intensive – 12th August 2019


Girls dance on pointe for most of their careers as ballet dancers so getting it right at the very beginning is crucial to ensure a long lasting career, one that is injury free! This workshop is designed to give you the most up-to-date advice in the industry to help you understand your students’ needs and give you the tools to help your students become the best dancer they can be.

Progressing onto pointe is a big step for many young, aspiring ballet dancers, signifying a leap into the more professional world of ballet. In saying this, pointe work can be tricky for some feet. While some may find it hard to fully rise over the block of the shoe, others may be dealing with excessive mobility within the major joints of the foot and find that they have very little control over their ankles. Since every dancer is different, the journey onto pointe is going to differ for every dancer. In this single day workshop, we explore the anatomical differences of young feet and how best to accelerate a young dancer’s journey onto pointe.


Core Intensive – 13th August 2019

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 abdominus 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.

The course is broken down into stages with each stage comprised of different exercise assessments, allowing the dancer and teacher to gauge at which level they currently stand. Each stage becomes incrementally harder to involve more elements and dynamic movement of the spine.


Flexibility Intensive – 14th August 2019


The body of research & development around the art of flexibility, and especially the fascial system and its effect on our mobility continues to grow. Understanding the relevance of this to the dancer is essential for all students, teachers and health professionals. Many traditional stretches and even many “Myofascial Release Techniques” may actually be doing more harm than good.

Flexibility or lack of it cannot be fully contributed to muscle tension and must be looked at more comprehensively to understand the true cause of any restrictions in one’s range of motion.  Factors like joint shape or position, neural tension, fascial tension, breath, postural habits and even emotion can all contribute to lack of flexibility in an individual. In this one day workshop, Lisa addresses each of these issues and looks at common cases in individuals and how to effectively treat these issues.

Completing the 3 day Teacher Training is recommended prior to attending any of the Full Day Intensives. If you feel that you require some pre-course reading material to get up to speed, please contact us for advice. 

For full details of the content of our other Full Day Intensives, please CLICK HERE.

Each course will be $330.00 AUD (excl. GST) including course book, lunch and refreshments. Strictly limited to just 22 Participants.

Hurry and secure your place in our Flexibility Intensive workshop today!

Please Note: It is only possible to purchase a single ticket in each transaction. This is to ensure that each participant’s details are correctly added to the system.

If you are booking for more than one attendee, please make sure to use each attendee’s personal details so that they are correctly registered.

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Location: Int’l Academy of Dance
Address: 320 Encinal St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

Dates: 12th – 14th August 2019

Pointe Intensive – Monday 12th August 
9:00am – 5:00pm
Core Intensive – Tuesday 13th August
9:00am – 5:00pm
Flexibility Intensive – Wednesday 14th August 9:00am – 5:00pm

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Level 2 Courses

Pointe Intensive 12th August, Core Intensive 13th August, Flexibility Intensive 14th August


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