DancePilates.com runs customised Pilates sessions, movement education workshops and specific dance programmes to improve the strength of young dancers. We aim to prevent injury, improve dance technique, increase understanding of movement principles and prepare the dancer for the demands of their dance form.

We are proud to support New Zealand dance schools and dancers and congratulate our many successful young dancers. Please check out the Dance Pilates Facbook page to see some of our former students and examples of our work.

We have developed a number of online conditioning programmes for Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Ballroom and Latin, which are available through Movitae.com, and our finerPointe programme is currently used by The New Zealand School of Dance as well as a number of local dance schools.

 

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Our Philosophy... our focus is on dancer education and teaching, not just instructing and treating. We use evidence based exercise therapy and technology for an innovative and effective approach. By sharing our knowledge you will put yourself in a position to get the most out of your body and to have a long and rewarding dance career.

Now enrolling -
Jump Training Programme and finerPointe Programme (endorsed by the New Zealand School of Dance)

We cater for all dance forms and take dancers aged 7 +. Pilates sessions and dance Pilates workshops are mostly held at Westmere Pilates (location information).

The instructors have backgrounds in and links with the wider dance and medical community. We have two expert musculoskeletal physiotherapists, a former dancer with the Royal Ballet Company London and a former principal dancer with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. We are actively involved in dance research and one of our physiotherapists is currently completing a Masters thesis using dancers from the New Zealand School of Dance. All our instructors have a special interest in and experience with working with dancers. Find out more

We have a collaborative and innovative approach and use our online system to record individual information against each session, build your profile and your home learning.

If you get injured we are able to work together with your dance physiotherapist and teacher to provide a graded rehabilitation programme back into your dance environment.