Institute for Dance Medicine
Homepage Deutsche Website Imprint
 
 
Treating Caring Comprehending Institute Links Contact
Fit for Dance Logo  

Workshops with Fit for Dance

Only one who knows the body can work with it efficiently.

Fit for Dance workshops give insight into the connections and manner of work of the dancing body. They offer an ideal synthesis of theoretical knowledge and the practice of dance. The participants can experience the basics of dance medicine on their own bodies and sense their own movement possibilities. Through a "new" way of dealing with the resources, performance can be noticeably improved.

The Program

Dancing Anatomy
Classical ballet - anatomical sense?
Key to better balance
"One needs to learn to give good corrections"
Dancing and growth - a contradiction?
Daydreams can improve performance
Warm up and cool down
Aerobics in dance
What happens when I am injured?
Slim and fit - nutrition in dance
 

Further topics upon request.
The courses are offered as one-day or as longer courses.

 

Dancing Anatomy

The foot - the basis of the dancing body

This extremely complex part of the body plays an important role in dancing. In the course, the context of the skeleton and the muscles are explained in practical terms and with that one learns methods for training and prevention of injuries.

The pelvis - our centre

Dance is a process of continually going "off balance". The pelvis represents the centre of the dancing body. Through its automatic sense of balance, we find the way to dance in a flowing relaxed state. The course opens new pathways toward working with ones own centre.

The vertebral column - the whole is more than the sum of its parts

Almost every dancer knows the feeling of back pain. But what is the background of this? How can I help myself? Information and tips for working with the backbone of dance - the vertebral column.

Classical ballet - anatomical sense?

New discoveries from dance medicine and sport physiology should also be integrated into classical training. Through this, one will succeed in keeping up with the ever-increasing demands of dance and choreography. This course conveys basic information about current aspects of dance medicine and helps to integrate them into the traditional class.

Key to better balance

Pirouettes, adagios, partnering ... Balance is a central idea in dance. It is the essence of the movement. With little tricks we can already change a lot. A journey through the balance points of the body.

"One needs to learn to give good corrections"

From experience everyone knows how difficult it is to put a correction into practice. This workshop gives tips about how one can make corrections with an anatomical basis and use fantasy images to enable students to use corrections more easily.

Dancing and growth - a contradiction?
- Dance for children from a medical point of view

How much can I demand? Where does the strain begin? Questions that every dance teacher reflects upon. This course conveys the basics about the developmental years of children and offers aid in accommodating the dance training to the various ages.

Daydreams can improve performance

The imagination has an excellent potential to improve technique and performance. By training our power of imagination, we are training our nervous system and thus improve our concentration and coordination. An ideal complement to the daily work.

Warm up und cool down in dance

The body is the dancer's instrument. Taking care of it is the first rule for a long and healthy career. How do I prepare the body in the best way for dance training? When does stretching make sense? These and more questions will be answered individually and tested out on the spot.

Aerobics in dance

Do dancers need fitness training? The course shows that improved stamina not only avoids injuries, but also improves performance. Dance adapted training for stamina is possible without causing injuries, developing of the wrong muscles, or decreasing the dance technique. It helps with facing the daily demands of dance.

What happens when I am injured? - introduction to self help

Often pain seems to be part of the everyday life of dancers. Tips in dealing with one’s resources can help in using the body more efficiently. Yet what do you do for recurrent problems? This course offers assistance in dealing with injuries. Important parts of the class entail strategies for prevention and self-help as well as an introduction to the technique of taping.

Slim and fit - nutrition in dance

"You are what you eat." Nowadays nutrition is becoming more and more important. What does our food contain? Do I need to take supplements? These are questions that every conscientious dancer asks. The course offers tips for a healthy diet to support fitness.

   
 
back to top
   
Train the Trainer Program Workshops