Dance Pilates offers:

The classes:

  • Group 'Studio' Pilates sessions (ages 7+)
  • Dance specific 'mini' classes (45mins) including; FinerTurnout and FinerPortedebras
  • Specific dance programmes: FinerJump and FinerPointe
  • Dance technique assessment
  • Pointe readiness, Body balance and Jump assessments
  • Homework programmes, with online backup
  • Workshops (teachers, please request one for your dance school)
  • Comprehensive rehabilitation programmes, see --
  • Assessment and treatment of dance injuries (ACC reg) see --
  • Online mentoring and programmes using

The environment:

  • A secure online environment for dancers to build on their knowledge and track their assessments and progress throughout their dance careers.
  • An extensive range of Pilates equipment (reformers, trapeze table, ladder barrel, combo chair + accessories) to facilitate the correct movement patterns, strengthen, develop proprioception and aid flexibility.

The repertoire is age and stage appropriate. Small classes (typically 4-5 students) enable all exercises to be tailored to each dancer's needs. The repertiore lets students experience stability, flexibility, endurance and balance exercises that are functional for dance. Our teachers foucs on skill transference into dance practise for each student.

The classes and programmes (please see Rates page for fees):

Studio pilates sessions - (75mins), These equipment based sessions are great for injury prevention, core stabiltiy and safe access to movement ranges required for dance. Studio sessions are tailored to individual needs.

The finerPointe programme (75min classes)- This is a dance conditioning syllabus with 5 levels, which incorporates individual assessment and an online homework programme, designed to improve dancers strength and control for pointe work. Find out more...

The finerJump programme (75min classes) - A dance programme which incorporates assessment and an online homework programme. Find out more...

finerTurnout and finerPortdebras classes (45mins) - These classes aim to help you improve your turnout and and your upper body control.

*Note all 'finer' classes run per school term. Classes are non-transferable, term payments are non-refundable and missed sessions cannot be made up at other times. However, group studio sessions, if you are a member, may be transferred and taken at a different time within a month.

How do the 'Studio' Pilates groups work?

Dancers start with a 1:1 session before going into a group.

In a group class, the sessions are individually tailored, each dancer works on their own programme and at their own pace. You will be fully supervised with your instructor guiding you through your session. Your instructor will progress you as you gain competence and with time you will be able to take more ownership of your programme. We also recommed that once a term you book in for a 1:1 or muscle balance assessment to review your progress and goals.

Sessions are 75 mins long but you may leave after 60 mins if you need to get to school. Sessions for younger dancers are 60 mins long.

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