New Class: Adult Ballet

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Adult Ballet, Sundays at 11 am

Adult Ballet is an open-level, beginner friendly technique class that incorporates traditional ballet vocabulary, barre, and center exercises for a balanced workout that tones muscles, increases flexibility, improves posture, and creates new neural pathways over time. This class is grounded in the principles of the ABT® National Training Curriculum and is geared towards dance lovers looking for a mind-body workout in a supportive and safe environment.

Move of the Month - October

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Beginning Handstand:

Place your hands about 5 to 8 inches from the wall and lift up in to a downward facing dog pose. Practice your kicks by shifting your weight over your hands and hopping one foot up with the opposite leg extended long and straight. Try five hops on each leg. Donkey kicks get the core working and help keep you light on your feet.  These kicks are also energizing and add cardio to your practice.  

When you feel ready to come into a full handstand, make sure you get your hips forward enough and use enough momentum to get your legs above your hands. Don't be afraid to use power from your legs and core to lift your legs up.  Keep your focus on the mat between your hands.