Through the years, dancers of various ages and levels have benefited from the unique synergy of work at IW and in workshops at dance studios. Some come in for rehab after an injury, while others attend for “prehab” to improve their strength, flexibility to prevent injuries.
This holistic blend of work empowers the dancer to have a greater awareness of the self-care required to dance many hours per week with less risk of injury. This allows for the dancer’s most valuable instrument, their body, to continue to reach new levels and sets the stage for the dancer to continue to connect to the JOY of movement in all forms for a lifetime!
“I’m grateful for the gifts dance has provided throughout my life, and I’m continually honored to support dancers on their journey.”
Topics Addressed Include:
- Core stability and how it relates to posture and better turns.
- Introduction to body rolling, a small ball therapy that lengthens and stretches muscle and connective tissue
- Awakening the intrinsic muscles of the feet and foot/ankle self-care
- Accessing proper turn-out
- Fueling your body for optimal energy and consistent performance in class and on stage
- How to access more flexibility
- Proper warm-ups to prevent injuries
- Preparing the nervous system for the “mental aspect of dance”; learn simple, easy, empowering tools to integrate your mind, body, and reflexes and decrease “performance anxiety.”
Kelly has had the honor of working with many dancers helping rehab and prevent injuries. She has had a lifelong love of movement sparked by her first dance classes at the age of 4. She went on to dance on scholarship at Alma College. One of the many certifications she holds is the Body Arts and Science (BASI) Dance Specific Pilates Certification which involved spending a fascinating summer learning and growing at Cal State University, Long Beach, with Rael Isacowitz and Karen Clippinger. She continues to take dance classes for the pure JOY of it!
Limited private sessions are available. Currently there is a 6-8 week wait list. A detailed list is kept for openings that arise due to cancellations.
Text or call 248 227-1646 to inquire about sessions or workshops.