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3 Day Teacher Training Workshop for Dance Teachers & Health Professionals – WOLLONGBAR, AUS

$600.00 AUD

Over 900 teachers from 28 different countries have attended this unique 3 day workshop for Dance Teachers and Health Professionals. Join this growing group of dedicated educators and become inspired by learning alongside like-minded professionals.

What is covered in the course:

This course gives both dance teachers and therapists a deeper understanding of the exact mechanics of optimal performance, to easily assist dancers to recover from injury, improve their technical capacity and prevent injury at critical stages in their training.  You will learn how to:

  • Fine tune your observation skills for the subtlety required for dance
  • Accurately assess technical faults and specific anatomical restrictions
  • Understand how to correct these issues with specific exercises and mobilisers
  • Learn how to integrate this into dance training and the clinical management of dancers
  • Discover how to manage common dance injuries

For full details of the content of the workshop please visit our page outlining our LEVEL 1 Dance Teacher and Health Professional Workshop.

  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.

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Product Description

As the demands placed on young dancers’ increases, with challenging choreography and extreme mobility becoming commonplace, dance teachers are faced with more injures and physical complaints than ever before.  Health professionals are also challenged, with dancers needing high level rehab that is often outside the realms of how they have been trained.  Therapists are often frustrated with dancers not taking appropriate rest times, or failing to improve with ‘normal’ rehab programs.

Our aim has been to bridge the gap between these two realms, increasing Dance Teacher’s knowledge of how to prevent injury in the studio, and empowering Health Professionals with highly effective ways to get dancers back to their full capacity in the shortest possible time.  It may seem unusual to train these two disciplines at the same time however our ultimate aim is to build local communities of like-minded individuals who can work together to help their dancers excel.

Lisa Howell will be hosting the 3 Day Level 1 Dance Teacher Training course for Dance Teachers and Health Professionals in WOLLONGBAR, AUSTRALIA (near Byron Bay)! These intensive learning days are always extremely popular when she runs training courses and provides attendees with a huge wealth of knowledge.

Day 1

  • Dance Assessment – Every dancer, no matter what age or grade level can benefit from a dance assessment. The assessment is designed to look at common issues with basic technique, understanding why some students find these simple elements difficult and effective ways of addressing any issues found. This information will help create a dancer’s roadmap to real improvement as fast as possible. We focus on correct execution of; Standing in 1st and 5th position, Plié, Rise, Tendu en Croix, & Retiré.
  • During this detailed assessment component we will discuss what is ideal in each test (with allowances for age and experience) and analyse common issues, then learn how to correct these issues via corrective stretches, exercises, warm up techniques, visualisation cues & points to focus on in class. This is especially helpful for therapists who may not have a strong knowledge of what is required in some simple dance steps and movements. Dance teachers will learn why many things they already know occur and practical tips to correct common issues in class. These insights will provide teachers with greater flexibility in helping students correct flaws in technique or body issues that were previously thought to be uncorrectable. For instance we discuss 11 common issues with performing a demi or Grand Plié, such as blocking in the front of the ankle and simple ways to correct these in class.

Day 2

  • Warm Up Vs Flexibility Training – We start off the morning with a gentle warm up and a discussion in the difference between appropriate warm up/cool down routines & flexibility training. We will discuss ideas for effective warm up routines for different class styles and suggestions for different age groups. We will also discuss the dangers of over stretching and partner stretching, especially at critical ages in a dancers’ training. We will explore different techniques of neural and fascial release to help improve mobility safely.
  • Core Control – True core control goes so far beyond doing hundreds of sit-ups, especially if dancers have had any experience of back pain. Good core control helps the dancer in a myriad of ways, from improving turns and adage to allowing an increase in flexibility! We look at a clever way to facilitate the bodies natural core stabilising system. A graded system of assessing and developing core control is introduced, it can be used as a framework and be further customised by each teacher/therapist based on their specific genre & experience.
  • Not All Hips Are Created Equal – Training turnout is probably one of the biggest challenges for dance teachers & therapists, as not many individuals are blessed with great range and control in all directions. This section will look at the hip in detail, and how to assess turnout range in all directions. Based on the findings of these assessments, we look at smart and safe ways of improving turnout range in different positions.

Day 3

  • Training Turnout and Hip Injuries – After improving our turnout range on Day 2, we then discuss ways of improving control of external rotation in all positions (standing leg, en fondu, in retiré, devant, a la seconde and in an arabesque). A special note will be made on how to prevent and recover from hip injuries such as snapping hip and anterior hip pain.
  • Regaining Foot Control and Returning to Jumps – Correct foot control is essential in everything from allegro to pointe work and everything in between! We will focus on how to isolate just the right muscles in the dancers foot to help improve technique, balance and prevent injuries. We will also go through a series of exercises for the rest of the body to help dancers work through their whole leg in allegro, for quiet jumps and ultimate height! This is essential when a dancer is moving back to jumping after a period of time off. Retraining the correct movement patterns of jumping can be the difference between recurrent injury and complete resolution of the issue, as well as improving jump height in non-injured dancers!
  • Spinal Mobility – Many teachers report that their students are wanting to include elements to their routines that require far greater levels of flexibility in the back than they currently have. There are many unsafe ways that students attempt this, and teachers often struggle to give students safer alternatives. We discuss safe ways of improving range of motion in the spine as well as the dangers of pushing too deeply into back bends.
  • Arabesques – One of the most challenging positions to achieve for classical dancers is a well placed arabesque, and it is one thing that does not necessarily get better simply by practicing the same thing over and over again. We will analyze the ultimate arabesque line, and look at exercises to improve each component, as well as strengthening exercises to help bring all of this together.
  • Q&A – After listening to suggestions from previous participants we have extended the length of the original course to allow time for specific questions across all topics. This allows us to go over any areas that individuals may want clarity on, or discussion of specific case studies. This session is a great time to ask the presenter all of those extra questions that you have been dying to ask.

The 3 Day Workshop will be $600 AUD (excl GST) and is strictly limited to just 26 Participants.
The cost will include lunch and a fully printed manual.

All prices are in Australian dollars, please visit to check the current exchange rate.

Hurry and secure your place in the WOLLONGBAR, AUSTRALIA 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.

For full details of the content of the workshop please visit our page outlining our LEVEL 1 Dance Teacher and Health Professional Workshop.

Location: Balletcoaching @The Dance Warehouse
Address: Palm Shopping Centre, 58-62 Simpson Ave, Wollongbar, 2477, NSW. 

Dates: 20th – 22nd January 2018

Saturday 20th January 9am – 4pm
Sunday 21st January 9am – 4pm
Monday 22nd January 9am – 4pm

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Specific instructions for travel and parking:

Pacific Hwy to Ballina then Bruxner Highway towards Lismore, Take Russelton Industrial Estate exit off the Alstonville Bypass and only 2 mins drive to studio. Google maps has best travel instructions.
Ample on site parking in the designated parking bays on the curve at the lower end of the car park. Studios are behind the shops.
“Alstonville/Wollongbar welcomes you to The Plateau! The Alstonville Plateau is a well known part of the Ballina-Byron Hinterland with great tourist drives showing historic sites, locations, buildings, towns & villages including national parks, rainforests and wildlife”
Ballina 20 Minutes drive, Gold Coast 1 hours drive.
Accommodation suggestions for guest: 
Suggestions for all budgets :
The Garden Inn is right next door to the studio or
Pines on the Plateau just a 2 minute drive.
Alstonville Settlers Motel 5 min drive away.
Alstonville Country Cottages 5 min drive away
Air BnB or other accommodation in Alstonville and Wollongbar and surrounding beachside towns:
Ballina is 20 minutes drive east of Wollongbar,
Lennox Head 20 minutes north east of Wollongbar,
Byron Bay is 30 minutes drive north East of Wollongbar

*Please click here to view our cancellation policy before completing your purchase.

In the event that you are unable to attend the event you have booked and paid for, you can transfer your ticket to a nominated new attendee or attend the next edition of the event subject to availability. To transfer the ticket you must notify us and provide us with the new participants full contact details at least 10 days prior to the event date. Any transfer of tickets will incur a $50 administration fee.




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