Dance Pilates offers:

The classes:

  • Group 'Studio' Pilates sessions (ages 7+)
  • Dance specific 'mini' classes (45mins) including; FinerStretch, FinerTurnout, FinerBalance and FinerPortedebras
  • Specific dance programmes: FinerJump and FinerPointe
  • Dance technique assessment
  • Pre-pointe assessment
  • Homework programmes, with online backup
  • Workshops
  • Dance screening/fitness assessments
  • Comprehensive rehabilitation programmes, see -- www.dancephysio.co.nz
  • Assessment and treatment of dance injuries (ACC reg) see -- www.dancephysio.co.nz
  • Online mentoring and programmes using Movitae.com

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 DancePilates.com repertoire is age and stage appropriate. It enables students to experience stability, mobility, flexibility, endurance and balance exercises while working towards a functional dance environment, enabling skill transference into dance practise.

DancePilates.com is now offering more class options and dance specific programmes, we recommed that you supplement your studio sessions with these programmes (see below and see our timetable for more information). All classes are small (typically 4-5 per class) allowing for indepth instructor attention.

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

Studio pilates sessions - (75mins), great for injury prevention, core stabiltiy and fine tuning your movement. Studio sessions are tailored to your individual needs.

The finerPointe programme (75min classes)- This is a dance 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 , finerStretch, finerPortdebras and finerBalance classes (45mins) - Pick and mix these classes or join a couple together. These classes aim to help you improve your turnout, flexibility and leg extensions, your weight placement, balance, spine articulation and your upper body control.

finerStretch and finerBalance in particular are suitable for dancers from all dance forms.

*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 (ideally twice a week).

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.

Please email info@westmerepilates.co.nz for more information