BalletBodyLogic
Contact:balletbodylogic@gmail.com

If  you are interested in organizing a workshop in BalletBodyLogic don't hesitate to contact me for further information.

 

Workshops in BalletBodyLogic

 

Four 10 hours Workshops for dancers and all those interested in a body in alignment.
Introducing effortless movement patterns, steps 1 and 2 are suitable for everybody from grandparents to their grand children, from athletes to handicapped persons…
Steps 3 and 4 address dance teachers, dancers and dance students interested in an easy way to master Basic Ballet and other Dance Techniques.

Uniting theory and practice, each step begins with a warm-up, and ends with a class where the different components come together in practice.

We offer each participant a "softball", and an elastic band and a meal to get to know each other on the first day.

Workshop 1

1st Step

Warm-up: Getting to know one's own habits
1) Observing Alignment and testing Individual Movement Potential
2) The red muscles fibers and their importance in alignment and dance techniques
3) Letting Balance Take Care of Itself…
4)…followed by a Letting Balance Take Care of Itself theme class

2nd Step

Warm-up: Stretching and strengthening according to individual needs to be stretched or strengthened
1) The fascia (connective tissue), proprioception, exploring feeling, pre-feeling, re-feeling
2) A closer look at the Feet
3) Pushing-Off Gravity & the Breathing Spine…
4)… followed by a Pushing-Off Gravity theme class

Workshop 2

1st Step

Warm-up: All about feeling red muscle fibers
1) Space in the Joints (stretching and strengthening the red muscle fibers if the hip joints, shoulders and spine)
2) Why not to worry about the Pelvis, along with a closer look at the sacroiliac joint and the pelvic floor
3) …followed by a Space in the Joints leading to Eternal Lines of Energy theme class

2nd Step

Warm-up: Two five minutes warm-ups. 1) On the softball.  2) With an elastic band
1) Two Sides of the Turnout Coin, learning to trust the 6 deep rotators of the hip joints and the psoas major
2) The Body and its Spirals,
3) …followed by a Spirals and Two Sides of the Turnout Coin theme class

Workshop 3

1st Step

Warm-up: Rolling and spiraling on the floor
1) The importance of Relaxing and Letting Weight take care of itself
2)  Effortless Red Muscle Fiber Floor-Barre
3) …followed by an Effortless Ballet Class without a barre

2nd Step

Warm-up: Do whatever feels good, and or necessary today
1) Breathing, the diaphragms and their connections to Basic ballet and other Dance Techniques 
2) White (superficial) Muscle Fibers and a Ballet Aesthetics Floor-Barre
4) …followed by Effortless Mastery of Basic Ballet Technique theme class

Workshop 4

1st Step

Warm-up: Relaxing and exercising on the "softball"
1) Exploring Basic Energylines
2) Exploring Movement Energylines in Pliés and the big family of Battements, in Retirés and Fondus, Développés passing through Attitudes
3)…followed by a Re-exploring to Feel, Pre-feel, Re-feel Movement Energyline theme class

2nd Step

Warm-up: Using an elastic band push away from your center
1) Exploring Movement Energylines in Ronds de Jambe, Fouettés, Promenades, Pirouettes and the big family of Jumps, from small to big in all their simplicity
2)…followed by a Jumping with the Spine theme class

 

BalletBodyLogic Teacher Courses


Teachers Courses give a profound insight into BalletBodyLogic. In all 5 levels of 18 hours each, they give you the necessary knowledge of anatomy to understand the body's underlying functions in dance techniques, and teach it.

Each level earns you a diploma which gives you the right to teach BalletBodyLogic at the received level. 

Levels 1 to 3 are suitable for dance educators, and other body-workers (Pilates teachers, Feldenkrais practitioners, Alexander Teachers... athletic trainers too are welcome to come and explore how the red muscle fibers offer additional strength to the bony structure, enhance technique and speed).

Levels 4 and 5, applying the previous knowledge to Basic Dance Technique, addresses dance teachers in particular.

We offer each participant a "softball" and elastic band, and a meal to get to know each other on the first day.

Level 1

1) Alignment and how to spot misalignments
2) Movement Potential, from the mechanics of the articulations to individual range of motion, feet and hands included 
3) Red muscles fibers, their role and importance in a balanced body, alignment and effortless dance techniques
4) Three easy ways to feel muscles we cannot feel
5) Space in the Joints, stretching and strengthening the red muscle fibers of the hips joints, shoulders and spine, leading to Eternal Lines of Energy
…and how to teach all this to others

Level  2

1) Fascia (the connective tissue), its significance in movement, proprioception and memory, a closer look at our nervous systems, at myelin and our six brains
2) How to let Balance Take Care of Itself
3) Why do we have to learn to Push-Off Gravity, and Breath with the Spine
4) The Body and its Spirals, and how they all function together
5) Vertical and Horizontal Lines of energy in Turnout
…and how to teach all this to others

Level  3

1) Letting Weight Take Care of Itself
2) The Breathing Diaphragms and their connections to the moving body
3) The Importance of Feel, Pre-feel and Re-feel
4)  Effortless Red Muscle Fiber Floor-Barre
5)  Ballet Aesthetics Floor-Barre
6) White (superficial) muscle fibers and their role in dance techniques
…and how to teach all this to others

Level  4 & 5

1) Basic Energylines and Spirals in Ballet Technique
2) Movement Energylines in Pliés and the big family of Battements
3) Movement Energylines in Retirés, Fondus, and Développés passing through Attitudes
4) Movement Energylines in Rond de Jambes, Fouettés, Promenades and Pirouettes
5) Movement Energylines in Jumps, from small to big in all their simplicity
6) Along with examples of Theme-Classes, like:
Anticipating transfer of bodyweight
Letting balance take care of itself
Pushing-off Gravity
Feel, pre-feel, re-feel
Effortless after the effort
Mastery through visualization and imagery
It is all about spirals
Two sides of the turnout coin
Fixed points
Adage and its endless lines of energy
Pirouette and its spirals
The multiple movement qualities
From inner space towards outer space
Jumping with the spine   
…and how to teach all this to others

 

Workshops and Teacher's Courses
updated 17/06/2016