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Dance Classes Start September 8th

Aloha all-

After a few bumps in the road I am so excited to announce that our dance program will launch in September. We will be holding Upside-Down Dance Technique classes at the beautiful and luscious Ballet Hawaii. Conditioning for Dancers, Pilates for Arial Dancers, and Anatomy for Movers will be held at our Chinatown home. All classes are up on the webscheudler and ready to be registered for. Below is the schedule and description of classes. Please view our online webschedueler for exact start dates. If you have any questions or need any help please contact us at lisa@upsidedowndance.com. I am so excited to add dance into our curriculum!


Dance Class Schedule

Upside-Down Dance Technique w/Lisa Orig (Start Sept 11)
Tuesday 10:30am-12pm, Thursday 6:30-8pm
Location Ballet Hawaii 777 South Hotel Street Suite 101
Upside-Down Contemporary Modern Dance. Our warm-up will be based on conditioning sequences created by Irene Dowd. We will apply current biomechanic principals to dance alignment and movement, practice phrase creation and performance, as well as, enjoy freedom through structure in improvisation and contact improvisation. Knee pads, long sleeve shirt, and small hand towel recommended for class.

Conditioning for Dancers w/Lisa Orig (Start Sept 10)
Sat 8:30am-9:25am, Mon 7:30pm-8:25pm
Location Upside-Down Studio 1111 Nu’uanu Ave Suite 213
In this class we will learn sequences from Irene Dowd, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Pilates, and Lisa Orig. This is the perfect class to fine tune your alignment and neuromuscular coordination while challenge your strength and flexibility.

Kinestectic Anatomy and Biomechanics Workshops w/Lisa Orig (Start Sept 8)
Location Upside-Down Studio 1111 Nu’uanu Ave Suite 213
First Sat of Month 10am-2pm (after the first Friday)
Open to all individuals who want to learn more about how their body works efficiently. Although we will be looking at our anatomy from a dance and Pilates perspective you do not need to be a dancer or Pilates Addict to join us! Yoga Teachers, Fitness Trainers, Massage and Physical Therapists are welcome.

September 8th – Turn out from your hips not your feet. The anatomy behind this common dance correction. We will learn to stabilize our Sacroiliac Joint and move our leg at our hip joint. This will prevent lower back pain, sciatica, hip and knee arthritis, and ankle sprains to name a few. Moreover, will will become stronger and more attractive movers with a greater sense of balance!
October 6th- Move your arms from your back and keep your shoulders down! The anatomy behind this common dance correction. We will discover our serratus anterior and rotator cuff muscles while learning proper shoulder mechanics. This will prevent frozen shoulder and arm dislocations. More importantly this will allow us to stand on our hands, climb the silks, lift our partner, and achieve the long neck we are all looking for.
November 3rd- Point your toes. The anatomy behind this common dance correction. We will learn the bones and intrinsic muscles of the feet. This will prevent plantar fasciitis ankle sprains, shin splints and many more. In addition we will make your arch more beautiful while increasing your balance capabilities.
December 8th- Square your hips. Is it really possible? The anatomy behind this common dance correction. We will learn that it is anatomically impossible to keep your hips square and get your legs high. This will prevent hip osteoarthritis. We will learn how to use the movement of our hip in relationship to our leg to achieve that wonderful extension we are all looking for.

In each workshop we will tape our muscles on Herman (the skeleton) and then ourselves while learning the names of the bones, muscles, joints, connective tissues, and arthrokinematics of the joints covered that day. We will learn proper biomechanics and specific neuromuscular conditioning exercises to change our less than efficient usages. This will prevent and heal injury. NO TESTS JUST UNCOVERING THE MYSTERY OF YOUR BODY!

Pilates for Arial Dancers, Nicole Young (Start September 18)
Tuesdays 6:30-7:25pm
Location Upside-Down Studio 1111 Nu’uanu Ave Suite 213
Pilates for Aerial Dancers focuses on strengthening and stabilizing the shoulder girdle. This class challenges strength and flexibility throughout the body, while incorporating coordination through Pilates based exercises.