"What is the experience of movement in the health, wellness, and preparation context? How do we adapt to the growing physical and educational demands of dance?"
Your DANCE|PREHAB workshops are structured around creating a movement experience for your dancers to emphasize thought processes, sensations, and ultimately, application of concepts and ideas. For us, educating the next generation of movers, educators, and artists extends beyond information itself.
Although we have several movement experience options, every workshop process begins with a conversation with you in order to create and curate the best learning space and experience for your dancers and movers. Whether it's a studio environment, in college or academia, or educators and teachers, every context is inherently a little different. We strive to collaboratively meet your needs in your learning.
Please see our Workshop Inquiry below to learn about how we can provide for your movers.
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In our current iteration of dance and learning dance, particularly during formative adolescent years, young dancers are silo-ed into very specific movement patterns. Those who choose dance, while excelling at their craft, are not often given the opportunity to explore “human” movement patterns. Aside from fundamental patterns - hinge, push, pull, jump, squat - we also instill a sense of play to help movers connect with their human side.
DANCEPREHAB Movement Fundamentals is, at its core, a space for young dancers to safely explore different movement and training modalities while respecting their physical and mental development.
“What is your 15 minute warm up?” As physical therapists and educators, we seldom do find that young dancers sufficiently prepare themselves for their movement demands. Through this workshop, we reframe the experience and process of warming up as a creative process can help to promote improved preparation habits for young dancers.
"Core Strength for What?" is a step further than your typical "learn-these-core-exercises" workshop. In this movement experience we reframe and redefine "core stability" in the context of performance, training, and the actual demands that dancers have to face. Instead of perpetuating the language and narrative of "weak cores" we guide dancers to access what is available to them.
DANCE|PREHAB Movement Fundamentals is a movement program that is curated from our experiences working with young dancers in physical therapy. Before we are dancers, we are human, and the more we work with young dancers, the more we see the need for solid human foundations and movement education - squat, hinge, push, pull, and jump.
The purpose of our time together is to give dancers an avenue to connect and develop strong human movement foundations, along with gamification, play, and fun!
• DANCE PERFORMANCE SCREENINGS
• DANCE PARENT SEMINARS
• BODY REGION SPECIFIC EDUCATION
• TRAINING ATHLETIC QUALITIES
• CHOREOGRAPHY-SPECIFIC BREAKDOWN
• STUDIO SPECIFIC NEEDS
MALE DANCE CONNECTION
DEBBIE ALLEN DANCE ACADEMY
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
WILLIAM J. GILLESPIE SCHOOL
ENTITY CONTEMPORARY DANCE
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