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AUTUMN TERM 2021

Name
Days
Location
Tumbling Tots
Tumbling Tots class designed to develop children's physical skills of agility, balance, coordination and climbing.
The class is great to improve hand-eye coordination (important for writing), eye tracking (important for reading readiness), basic gymnastic skills (improved coordination), cognitive and social skills by interacting with other children.
Tumbling enhances physical development. Providing an outlet for kids to develop skills like strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, and body control, all while laying a strong foundation for a healthy habit of physical fitness throughout a child's lifetime. It can help frame a routine for your child.
Monday
3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Studio B
DA Studios
Introduction to Dance
This fun, exciting (and adorable!!) class inspires creativity, teaches coordination, musicality, and introduces the fundamentals of a variety of dance styles, including ballet, tap, street dance, modern and lyrical while incorporating creative movement and tumbling.
Students will develop strength, dance technique, rhythm, and body awareness in a caring, nurturing environment. This class is an excellent way for children to gain self-confidence, listening and learning skills preparing them for the next step in their dance training!
Monday
3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Studio B
DA Studios
Lyrical/Jazz
Lyrical jazz or lyrical dance is a style of dance created from the fusion of ballet with jazz and contemporary dance techniques. It combines many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom, fluidity, and expressiveness of jazz, contemporary and modern dance.

The class starts with a quick warm-up and then transitions into technique work including many ballet-inspired exercises, various turns, rolls, small jumps and big jumps. This lasts for approximately 30 minutes. The next 30 minutes are choreography and as it is a Lyrical Jazz class expect it to be heavily guided by the music and the lyrics. Options will be given for absolutely all levels and the most important thing is to allow yourself the freedom to express yourself during the class. No one is watching.
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio B
DA Studios
Contemporary Floor-Barre Technique
Contemporary dance acknowledges the presence of the body in space, gravity in relation to the floor and detailed articulation of the spine. Many movements involve fall and suspension, transitions to and from the floor and dynamic choreography on the floor. This class is for the students who would like to progress in the style and learn floowork technique.
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio B
DA Studios
Acro Mini Level 1-3
Acrobatic Arts / Acro Dance
TUESDAY 4:00 - 5:00 pm Age 4-6 - for returned student or gymnastics students
What is the difference between AcroDance and gymnastics?
While the similarities are obvious there are several key variances between them.
AcroDance is designed with the dancer/performer in mind, by blending classical dance with acrobatic elements while preparing them to execute skills safely on a hard stage floor. Some of the skills look similar to gymnastic elements but are they trained differently to accommodate for the difference in flooring. The top concern of every Acrobatic Arts Certified Teacher is to train dancers safely with strong technique. A safe dancer is a healthy dancer.

Regulatory Committees:
Gymnastics is highly regulated by governing bodies with specific licenses and requirements. Dance is ungoverned. There are several organizational bodies in dance but none of them is mandatory to operate in the competitive community.

Sport vs. Art:
Gymnastics is considered a sport while dance is considered a performing art. Understanding this key difference shapes the technical foundations for how skills are executed. In gymnastics, there are set point deductions for specific errors and difficulty incentives that create higher start values when executed well. Competitive dance does not have higher start values for difficulty or specific requirements and the scoring systems are highly unregulated compared to the universal judging deductions mandated in gymnastics.

Technical Variances:
It is the nature of the sport to perform skills with the optimal value in mind; it is the nature of art to allow for expressive preferences. As dancers, we make choices in the execution of our form that enhance the aesthetic – as seen in the acrobatic arts selection of arms in the side aerial. Dancers are concerned with transitional steps and the ability to engage the audience at all times while gymnastics is viewed from stadium seating which encourages projection to all four sides.

Equipment vs Dance Floor:
The Vault, Bars and Beam exercises found in gymnastics aren’t commonly found in dance performance; they do however show up in various ways in the circus community. The music and choreography in the gymnastics floor routine showcase similarities with acrobatic dance but gymnasts are aided by a sprung floor, which allows for the execution of skills you don’t typically see on the hard floor. The way that a dancer tumbles on a hard floor also must adapt slightly to absorb impact and protect our joints. In order to aid the aesthetic priority, we see more splitting and step-outs from tumblers in acrodance as two-footed skills are typically more hard-hitting and louder. In gymnastics, it is common to see more two-footed tumbling skills on floor exercise as gymnasts utilize the sprung floor. In contrast, splitting steps outs (back aerial) is most common on beam; this is simply because the small width of the beam is suited to land with one foot at a time.

In conclusion, the most important thing for acrodance choreographers to remember when comparing dance to gymnastics is the artistic process. In gymnasts there is a general outline pre-established by the required skills on that apparatus, tumbling passes and core content is then strung together by connecting steps. In a way this piecework of choreographic blocking limits artistic freedom. In dance the canvas is blank and there are no rules (or limited rules) about where you can go with it. Ultimately this freedom of artistic development is the cornerstone to what makes dance a performing art and the technical choices we make at acrobatic arts are built on this foundation.
Acrobatic Arts
https://acrobaticarts.com/#/page/blogentry/15
Tuesday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio B
DA Studios
Lyrical Mini
Tuesday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio A
DA Studios
Acro Junior/Senior Level 1-3
Acrobatic Arts / Acro Dance
What is the difference between AcroDance and gymnastics?
While the similarities are obvious there are several key variances between them.
AcroDance is designed with the dancer/performer in mind, by blending classical dance with acrobatic elements while preparing them to execute skills safely on a hard stage floor. Some of the skills look similar to gymnastic elements but are they trained differently to accommodate for the difference in flooring. The top concern of every Acrobatic Arts Certified Teacher is to train dancers safely with strong technique. A safe dancer is a healthy dancer.

Regulatory Committees:
Gymnastics is highly regulated by governing bodies with specific licenses and requirements. Dance is ungoverned. There are several organizational bodies in dance but none of them is mandatory to operate in the competitive community.

Sport vs. Art:
Gymnastics is considered a sport while dance is considered a performing art. Understanding this key difference shapes the technical foundations for how skills are executed. In gymnastics, there are set point deductions for specific errors and difficulty incentives that create higher start values when executed well. Competitive dance does not have higher start values for difficulty or specific requirements and the scoring systems are highly unregulated compared to the universal judging deductions mandated in gymnastics.

Technical Variances:
It is the nature of the sport to perform skills with the optimal value in mind; it is the nature of art to allow for expressive preferences. As dancers, we make choices in the execution of our form that enhance the aesthetic – as seen in the acrobatic arts selection of arms in the side aerial. Dancers are concerned with transitional steps and the ability to engage the audience at all times while gymnastics is viewed from stadium seating which encourages projection to all four sides.

Equipment vs Dance Floor:
The Vault, Bars and Beam exercises found in gymnastics aren’t commonly found in dance performance; they do however show up in various ways in the circus community. The music and choreography in the gymnastics floor routine showcase similarities with acrobatic dance but gymnasts are aided by a sprung floor, which allows for the execution of skills you don’t typically see on the hard floor. The way that a dancer tumbles on a hard floor also must adapt slightly to absorb impact and protect our joints. In order to aid the aesthetic priority, we see more splitting and step-outs from tumblers in acrodance as two-footed skills are typically more hard-hitting and louder. In gymnastics, it is common to see more two-footed tumbling skills on floor exercise as gymnasts utilize the sprung floor. In contrast, splitting steps outs (back aerial) is most common on beam; this is simply because the small width of the beam is suited to land with one foot at a time.

In conclusion, the most important thing for acrodance choreographers to remember when comparing dance to gymnastics is the artistic process. In gymnasts there is a general outline pre-established by the required skills on that apparatus, tumbling passes and core content is then strung together by connecting steps. In a way this piecework of choreographic blocking limits artistic freedom. In dance the canvas is blank and there are no rules (or limited rules) about where you can go with it. Ultimately this freedom of artistic development is the cornerstone to what makes dance a performing art and the technical choices we make at acrobatic arts are built on this foundation.
Acrobatic Arts
https://acrobaticarts.com/#/page/blogentry/15
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio B
DA Studios
Mini Tappers
Tap dance is a type of dance characterised by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. The sound is made by shoes that have a metal "tap" on the heel and toe. There are several styles of tap dance, including rhythm (jazz), classical, Broadway, and post-modern.
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio A
DA Studios
Tap Junior/Senior
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio A
DA Studios
Acro Mini Beginner
Wednesday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio B
DA Studios
Contemporary Grades Junior/Senior
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. The term "contemporary" is somewhat misleading: it describes a genre that developed during the mid-20th century and is still very popular today.

Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor. This dance genre is often done in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed in many different styles of music.

Today's Contemporary Dance
Today's contemporary dance is an eclectic mix of styles, with choreographers drawing from ballet, modern, and "post-modern" (structureless) forms of dance. While some contemporary dancers create characters, theatrical events, or stories, others perform entirely new creations as they improvise in their own unique style.
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio B
DA Studios
Acro Dance Junior/Senior Level 4-6
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio B
DA Studios
Speech & Drama Foundation
Speech & Drama Class
Speech and Drama is a powerful way for children to learn the necessary building blocks for a life of effective communication. It empowers children and enables them to develop self-confidence, a creative imagination, empathy, and maturity in interpersonal skills. The lessons teach skills that allow students to communicate, be creative, and have a grounded sense of self-confidence through a wide range of topics such as role-play, storytelling, fun theatre games, speaking and presentation skills.
Each class is catered to each individual or group. Lessons are based around acting, performance voice, play and character analysis, improvisation, accents, audition skills and script work.
Thursday
3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Studio A
DA Studios
Hip Hop Mini
Hip Hop Classes Develops amazing core strength.
Hip hop dance classes for kids class starts with a thorough warm-up, then shifts to strengthening the core muscles necessary for body control and proper technique. Later in class, we introduce the latest funk and hip-hop moves, followed by lots of choreography to develop the expressive abilities of the dancers. It's hard work and your child will receive a good workout. All they know is that they are having fun.
Hip-hop is a type of music. ... Hip-hop music often has heavy beats and electronic sounds. It may also include other musical styles, such as jazz or rock and roll.
And of course, we play only clean music selections that are always family-friendly.


Thursday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio A
DA Studios
Speech & Drama
Speech & Drama Class
Speech and Drama is a powerful way for children to learn the necessary building blocks for a life of effective communication. It empowers children and enables them to develop self-confidence, a creative imagination, empathy, and maturity in interpersonal skills. The lessons teach skills that allow students to communicate, be creative, and have a grounded sense of self-confidence through a wide range of topics such as role-play, storytelling, fun theatre games, speaking and presentation skills.
Each class is catered to each individual or group. Lessons are based around acting, performance voice, play and character analysis, improvisation, accents, audition skills and script work.
Thursday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio B
DA Studios
Hip Hop Junior
Hip Hop Classes For Kids Not a fad, a serious fitness art form.
Hip-Hop Dance is easy to dismiss as just the latest fad dance style but it started in the 1960s and it's still here today so, it's no fad. If it's not already, Kids Hip-Hop dancing is fast entering the mainstream dance culture. If your child wants to learn hip hop dance, we will teach them the best elements of this very fun, stylish and 'hip' dance style.
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio A
DA Studios
Speech & Drama
Speech & Drama Class
Speech and Drama is a powerful way for children to learn the necessary building blocks for a life of effective communication. It empowers children and enables them to develop self-confidence, a creative imagination, empathy, and maturity in interpersonal skills. The lessons teach skills that allow students to communicate, be creative, and have a grounded sense of self-confidence through a wide range of topics such as role-play, storytelling, fun theatre games, speaking and presentation skills.
Each class is catered to each individual or group. Lessons are based around acting, performance voice, play and character analysis, improvisation, accents, audition skills and script work.
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio B
DA Studios
Contemporary Beginner
In the Contemporary Dance Beginners course you will learn to move in a creative, liberating and graceful way while also transforming your posture, balance and improving your overall fitness and stamina. You'll combine aspects of the four main Contemporary dance techniques: Graham, Cunningham, Limon and Release.
Our Contemporary Dance Beginners class builds up from simple steps and tasks to fully formed routines. It's fast and fun, but the teaching style is fully supportive and suitable for people with little or no dance experience.

CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS CONTENT
Exact course content may differ depending on the duration of the course, your individual needs and those of the group collectively. However, topics generally covered may include:
- Explore and understand basic contemporary movement
- Focus on coordination, core strength and correct body alignment
- Learn fundamental techniques to improve posture
- Memorise combinations of steps and perform simple choreographic phrases

Contemporary Dance was developed in the early 20th century and presented an alternate form of movement to the upright and structured technique of Classical Ballet. By focusing on ease of movement, the body’s energy and natural lines, a greater range of fluidity and movement became possible. You will be given friendly feedback and support from your tutor throughout the course.

Completely new to Contemporary dance? If you're not sure what to wear then read our guide on what to wear to your first class, or if you just want to learn more about the genre then check out five things you might not know about Contemporary dance.
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio A
DA Studios
Hip Hop/Commercial Senior
Hip Hop Classes For Kids Not a fad, a serious fitness art form.
Hip-Hop Dance is easy to dismiss as just the latest fad dance style but it started in the 1960s and it's still here today so, it's no fad. If it's not already, Kids Hip-Hop dancing is fast entering the mainstream dance culture. If your child wants to learn hip hop dance, we will teach them the best elements of this very fun, stylish and 'hip' dance style.
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio A
DA Studios
Ballet Primary
Our ballet classes form the heart of our dance school and teaching the Royal Academy Ballet has been Victoria’s passion for many years. We teach ballet from 4 years all the way up to professional standards using the RAD syllabus. Ballet helps develop stamina, posture, fluidity and grace and can be started with no prior experience.
Royal Academy of Dance
RAD Ballet is on the National Framework and qualifications are the equivalent to GCSE, A-Level, and so UCAS points.
We are passionate about teaching the Royal Academy of Dance Ballet syllabus
Beginning with Pre School ballet which is taught in a fun way to promote a love and interest in ballet, whilst incorporating all of the basic movement skills, progressing to graded work where all instructions are given in French as in every RAD class in the world allowing students to drop in to a class wherever their travels take them.
Our students love our ballet lessons and many stays with us for years. We offer supportive, inclusive ballet classes with lots of opportunities for growth and development. Whether you have a child who is dreaming of being a ballerina or you just want your child to learn and develop a new skill, an appreciation for music and a chance to express themselves through ballet, they will thoroughly enjoy our ballet lessons.
Ballet is the base for so many other forms of dance which is why it is so popular as an art form on its own and as a starting point for so many other disciplines. Ballet also has so many other benefits, it teaches grace, poise and posture along with helping students develop interpersonal skills with their peers in class. By learning new steps and routines along with working towards exams and performances gives students not only a sense of satisfaction but also self-belief and the self-confidence that comes along with that.
Saturday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Studio A
DA Studios
Flexi Saturday
FLEXI SATURDAY
This class is designed to help dancers become more flexible. It will also develop their strength with a total body workout. This class will use techniques of Pilates, Yoga, Gymnastics plyometrics, and other forms. If dancers are looking to become stronger or more flexible, this class will help to achieve those goals and lead to better leaps, turns, and kicks.
Saturday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Studio B
DA Studios
Ballet Grade 1-3
Ballet RAD, BDTA & NATD Grade 1-2
This Ballet class is suitable for students age 8-9. By this stage, students are expected to have completed a year of Ballet transition from Primary to Grade 1 and will be approaching the stage where they can take their Grade 1 ballet exam should they so wish.
Exams are not compulsory and many children decide to just move up, however, Dance Associate likes to offer the option of ballet exams to those pupils who are keen to focus on perfecting the syllabus. We believe it’s good for youngsters to study towards exams as it encourages them to practise and perfect the steps and work towards achieving a goal. RAD Grades 1-3 constitute Level 1 of the RAD’s Graded syllabus and are equivalent to GCSE Grades D-G NVQ level 1.RAD Grades 1-3 promote “feeling before form” where the children are unafraid to try out new sensations of spinning, leaping and balancing. Musically inspired exercises motivate students to acquire a well rounded understanding of ballet and character and promote joy in movement, sense of dance and performance quality. The music for Grades 1-3 is a glorious collection of three centuries of dance music. Ballet encourages self-discipline and self-expression, developing listening skills, encouraging children to follow instruction, learning to work as an individual and in groups, developing co-ordination, good posture, strength and suppleness. Ballet also provides a nurturing environment for the development of artistry and musical appreciation.
Saturday
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Studio A
DA Studios
Tiny Ballet - Pre-Primary
Pre-Primary classes are designed for children aged between the ages of 2.5 - 4 years. These classes help to develop student's physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles.
Saturday
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Studio B
DA Studios
Musical Theatre
Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. In Dance Associate, we mostly concentrate on dance to the musicals.
Saturday
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Studio A
DA Studios
Step by Step - Act, Sing, Dance & Art
Step by Step Club is a Performing & Creative Arts programme developed by Dance Associate in line with Arts Award by Trinity College London. The programme created to support young people to develop 21st-century skills.
Arts Award mission is to support young people who want to deepen their engagement with the arts, build creative and leadership skills and achieve a national qualification.
Arts Award’s principles are:
- to offer learning and qualifications which support individual creative development in any setting
- to place young people at the heart of the Arts Award process
- to increase young people’s experience and understanding of arts practitioners and cultural organisations
- to embrace new art forms and technologies
- to reach the widest possible range of young people
Arts Award is...
...a range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged 4 up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form - from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry.
Through progressing through the five levels, young people get to:
- discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in arts activities
- experience arts events
- develop creative and communication skills that are essential for success in 21st-century life
- explore the work of artists and craftspeople and gain insights into the professional art world
- gain experience and knowledge to help progress into further education and employment
There are no entry requirements, no time limit for completing the award, and no set rules on how to present final work.
Arts Award’s flexible framework means it can fit around a wide range of arts, cultural and heritage activities and projects, including creative and technical roles.
Saturday
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Studio B
DA Studios
Team Dance (Competitive)
Team class to work towards competitions & festivals.
Saturday
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Studio A
DA Studios

ADULT CLASSES 2021-2022

Name
Days
Location
Belly Dance Beginner
5 Benefits of Belly Dance
- Gain strength and tone those muscles. Belly dancing significantly aids muscle toning with its refined movements of internal muscle anatomy.
- Increase your confidence.
- Improve Balance and Posture.
- Sociable.
- Relaxation.

Note: We are not medical consultants, and if in doubt about anything regards your own health and belly dance, please consult a doctor or medical professional.
Having read extensively around the subject of belly dance both as an academic and as a dance teacher, I have listed the benefits below that are widely believed to result from this form of dance. Written by Dr Valeria Lo Iacono.

- Back and Joints Pains are Relieved
During the dance, the movements of hip drops, circles, figure eights, and shimmies put the joints and ligaments in the lower back and hip through a full range of gentle, repetitive motion.
This movement helps increase the flow of synovial fluid (nature’s lubricant) in these joints.
When movements are done properly, the pelvis is tipped forward, or tucked somewhat; a neutral position that can help prevent lower back problems.
Raks Sharqi can help relieve stress to the back, counteracting the almost constant compression of the disks that occurs from sitting and a sedentary lifestyle.
These toned muscles improve posture and help prevent the back pain that can be caused by the unnatural curving forward of the spine that occurs when muscle groups are weak (lordosis).

- Bone Density Increases
Because a woman is on her feet, moving during the dance, it is considered a weight-bearing exercise.
Weight-bearing exercise can prevent osteoporosis and strengthen bones.

- Low Impact Form of Exercise
The graceful hip drops, rolls, and pivots of this dance form utilize muscle groups in the abdomen, pelvis, trunk, spine, and neck, working with the body instead of against it.
Unlike ballet, which can potentially alter and deform the skeleton, or other dance forms that work against rather than with the body’s physical inclinations, Raks Sharqi is based on movements that come naturally to the female form.
Women of all ages can enjoy the benefits of belly dance.

- Helps in Loosing Weight
Raks Sharqi can burn up to 300 calories per hour. This estimate will vary, of course, depending on the intensity of your dancing.
Combined with a healthy diet that involves sensible eating, Raks Sharqi can
without a doubt, be part of a sound weight loss program.

- Helps in Preparing for Childbirth
The movements of raks sharki make an excellent prenatal exercise regimen that strengthens the muscles used during the childbirth process.
The toned abdominal muscles and natural hip tucks, which are similar to the “pelvic rocking” taught during prenatal classes, teach the expectant mother how to move her pelvis.
For women who desire a natural childbirth, this form of exercise through dance, with its emphasis on muscle control, facilitates natural childbirth and makes an excellent post-natal exercise that helps encourage abdominal tone.
During those first weeks after giving birth, when caution is needed while healing from the birth process, these movements work the muscles gently and effectively, if done very gradually.
Learn more about Belly dance during pregnancy.

- Reducing Stress Levels and Dance
Repetitious swaying, circular and flowing movements are likened to a state of dance-meditation.
The dancer often finds that a session of slow, graceful dancing will clear the mind and induce a state of mental relaxation.
The faster forms of belly dance are stimulating and fun, and either slow or fast belly dancing can be useful in cases of anxiety or mild depression

- Boosting your Self-Esteem
The movements are artistic and feminine, creating a positive feeling of sensual expression and freedom.
With sensuality being a desirable quality of belly dancing, the dancer feels safe to explore the soft, beautiful ways the body can move.
In the act of dancing with sensuality, the dancer frees herself in physical and emotional ways.
The body, which becomes increasingly supple and graceful through practising the dance, literally learns to move more beautifully.
Dancers feel a heightened sense of elegance and poise when they dance, and this delightful confidence remains long after the class or performance is finished.
The body awareness that comes from belly dancing often triggers an emotional response. Women with low self-image begin to honour their bodies.
Previously weight-conscious participants relax and become comfortable with their bellies and hips. Voluptuous women appreciate their ample curves.

- Helping to Relieve PMS
Soothing belly dance movements such as rolling the hips, a figure of eights and undulations can help to alleviate congestion in the pelvic area.
Circulation to the pelvic area improves, and at the same time, the feeling of relaxation alleviates stress.
Monday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio B
DA Studios
Unwind Pilates
Pilates is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. This helps to improve general fitness and overall well-being.
Similar to Yoga, Pilates concentrates on posture, balance and flexibility. In Pilates, the chance of injury is much lower than with other more strenuous forms of exercise.
Pilates also focuses on the mind-body connection. While doing the various exercises your mind needs to be constantly aware of your breathing and the way your body moves.
Because Pilates can be modified to provide either a gentle strength training program or a challenging workout, most people would have no problem with this form of exercise. It is suitable both for beginners and for people who already exercise regularly.
If you're a beginner you can start with basic exercises and then once you've mastered those, you can work on the more advanced moves.
It is recommended to check with your health professional if you haven't exercised for a while, are older or pregnant, or have health problems.
Good posture - Pilates will teach you to gain and maintain good posture. The exercises require that your body is always in alignment. This is especially beneficial if you suffer from lower back pain.
Muscle Tone - The exercises involve the use of muscles that you may not use on a daily basis. After the initial soreness, you'll find that your muscles will be much more toned. This is especially good for older people and those who are normally quite sedated in their daily life as muscle tone is usually lost with age and inactivity.
Flat abdominal muscles - Because Pilates focuses on strengthening your core which includes your abdominal muscles, you'll find that one of the benefits of Pilates is that it will result in a flat stomach.
Flexibility - As we age we tend to lose the flexibility we had when we were young. Pilates will restore your flexibility, gently at first of course. After a while though, you'll be amazed at how much more flexible your body has become. This is especially important for avoiding injuries from falls.
Improves your balance - Through the mind-body connection which is taught in Pilates, you will become much more aware of how your body moves and performs. Therefore Pilates not only improves your physical balance through correct posture but will also restore your mind-body balance.
Reduces stress - When doing the exercises, you'll be totally engrossed and won't be able to think about all those responsibilities that weigh you down on a day to day basis. You'll be more focused on your breathing and on the moves that you are making with your body. This is an excellent way to relieve stress.
Gives you a general sense of well-being - Because Pilates focuses on providing a balance between your mind and body it gives you an overall sense of well-being.
Monday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Studio B
DA Studios

PANTO

Name
Days
Location
Alice in Wonderland
Thursday Saturday
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio A
DA Studios


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