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Conditioning with Holistic Ballet

Ballet classes on their own are not enough to achieve the strength, flexibility, and functionality necessary to fulfil the requirements of ballet training. This can not only lead to frustration but also to unhealthy habits that may lead to chronic injury and less-than-optimal technique.

We may be using equipment to support the understanding of certain alignment issues and movement patterns.

However, once this is understood, exercises can be created that need no machinery or that incorporate tools like resistance bands, small balls, light weights, etc. so you can continue with your exercise programme at home.

Pilates and body conditioning classes for dancers. Franziska demonstrating back extensions

back extension on for backbends and strong arabesques

Pilates and body conditioning classes for dancers. Franziska demonstrating leg extensions

scissors on arch barrel for hamstring and hip flexor length

What to expect

At Holistic Ballet, we believe that each dancer is unique and requires a personalised programme to address their strength and weaknesses. Your session will be designed to help you work more efficiently, recover or minimise the risk of injury, as well as to progress faster in your ballet training.

We will create a tailored programme for you that focuses on increasing body awareness and control, improving posture and alignment, building strength, and developing flexibility. I will be drawing from my training in and experience of pilates, body conditioning, and dance.

After discussing your objectives and working with you in person for one hour, I am going to create a training video for you to support you with your training to continue at home.

This is like your virtual coach, whether you are at home, on a business trip, or on holidays.


I will be checking in with you via phone and online forms to keep you on track and me in the loop of your progress for a month following our session.

If you still find you need to work with me more than once a month, you can book add-on sessions. 

Please click here for pricing.


If you would like to discuss a programme for you, please contact me.

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