All Levels

All Levels

Workouts in the all levels category are suitable for a wide range of skill levels. In each workout, we'll cue variations to increase or decrease the level of intensity. It's important to remember to listen to your body and stop exercising should something not feel quite right. Enjoy your workout!

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  • *NEW* Steady Shoulders [All Levels]

    In this workout, we'll train our shoulders by using a combination of arm strengthening and side-lying exercises. Shoulder control is an important part of good posture and presentation on stage, and something which many Irish dancers find challenging. No matter what your goals may be, we know th...

  • *NEW* Leg Circles - Miniseries [All Levels]

    Welcome to Miniseries by Celticore! In this first release, we'll work on Leg Circles - a classical Pilates move - by training using the foundational concepts of Pilates. Leg Circles are a great way to work hip stability, lower abdominal activation and proprioception (body awareness). Enjoy you...

  • Keep Your Balance - Hip Stability [All Levels]

    Do you sometimes have trouble keeping your balance? Do you find yourself wobbly when your weight is shifted to one side in certain Irish dance moves? This is a common challenge for many dancers, so we created this workout to activate some of the stabilizing muscles surrounding your hips which a...

  • Outer Hips + Glutes Side-Lying [All Levels]

    In this express workout, we'll target our outer hips + glutes utilizing a strategic side-lying sequence of exercises. Tight hips are common in the Irish dance world, so we'll also incorporate some beneficial stretches to keep our hips happy! Keep a look out for additional hip-focused workouts a...

  • Back Extension + Protection [All Levels]

    In this workout geared for all levels of Irish dancers, we'll use a series of Pilates exercises to strengthen + lengthen our back muscles in order to assist with injury prevention. We'll aim to use natural, flowing movement to initiate each exercise. It's important to always listen to your body...

  • Strong Core + Leg Activation [All Levels]

    In this All-Levels workout, we introduce a flowing series of core AND leg-focused moves in order to best train effectively for Irish dance. Throughout each movement, we'll also emphasize turnout and crossing. We hope you enjoy this unique blend of classical Pilates and contemporary Fuse Pilates...

  • Turn It Out! - Hip Adduction Focus [All Levels]

    "Turn It Out!" - our new turnout-focused series of workouts - use a strategic combination of Pilates leg and core work to help in your dancing. Our goal is to give you the tools to learn how to properly activate the muscles which help achieve turnout while on stage. This workout specifically fo...

  • Elevation - Stay On Your Toes! [All Levels]

    We received several requests for a workout that focuses on staying off your heels, so here it is! Many dancers struggle with elevation and keeping high on their toes, so we seek to show that using some of the pillars of Pilates can help out quite a bit! In this workout, we'll use a series of cla...

  • Side-Lying Series 1 [All Levels]

    Side-lying work is a pillar of the Pilates discipline. Here, we use a selection of Pilates side-lying mat work to strengthen, lengthen and tone the major muscles in our legs, with a focus on stability, balance & control.

    Level: All Levels
    What You Need: Mat
    Exercise Credit: Fuse Pilate...

  • On-The-Go Abs 2 Backstage feat. Siobhan Manson - a Fuse Pilates workout [All Levels]

    Our second "On-The-Go Abs" feature takes traditional Pilates corework to the next level. With guest student & longtime Riverdance Lead Dancer Siobhan Manson, we filmed this workout while in the middle of a show with The Young Irelanders, thus demonstrating how easy it is to get in a bit of ab ac...

  • Legs + Glutes Toning 1 [All Levels]

    Here, we flip the Pilates style over onto our hands & knees (also known as the quadriped position), allowing us to target our glutes & legs in a different, challenging way. The "hands & knees" exercises utilized here come from the unique Fuse Pilates method, incorporating elements of barre and t...

  • Complete Core - A Fuse Pilates Workout [All Levels]

    Complete Core is a full-on Pilates experience that is an exciting new way for Irish dancers to cross-train! In this compact yet high energy workout, with some innovative Pilates exercises from the Fuse Pilates method, we'll engage nearly every muscle in our body to assist in our core strengtheni...

  • Upper Body Control + Arms [All Levels]

    Join us for a posture-focused workout designed for all levels, with an emphasis on upper body stillness + control. We'll also work through some oblique exercises and arm toning. It's an essential workout for Irish dancers and, at just 8 minutes long, it's the perfect length to complete when you...

  • Technique Focus: Point Your Toes! [All Levels]

    "Point your toes!" Chances are, at some point in your Irish dance career, your teacher has said that to you! In this workout, we'll move through a series of Pilates exercises adapted for Irish dance technique, with the goal of helping to achieve nicely pointed toes and arched feet. We'll also ...

  • On-The-Go Abs feat. Siobhan Manson - a Fuse Pilates workout [All Levels]

    "On-The-Go Abs - a Fuse Pilates workout" challenges your abs like never before! In just five minutes, you'll crunch, twist, pulse & tone. Drawing from the Fuse Pilates method (www.fusepilates.com) and classical Pilates, we'll mix in elements of other fitness disciplines and push you to maintain...

  • Leg Power + Strength [All Levels]

    This workout is designed to activate the power in your legs to create the dynamic movement and action required for success on stage. We'll use some of the fundamentals of Pilates technique to focus on leg + glutes control, power and stability, as well as incorporating some Yoga-inspired stretche...

  • Perfect Your Posture - Anterior vs. Posterior Pelvic Tilt [Basics]

    When we dance, it's important to avoid over-arching or under-arching our lower back, resulting in a pelvic tilt. In this brief technique seminar, we'll discuss the difference between an anterior vs. posterior pelvic tilt and work on finding a "happy medium" point, which will help you appear tall...

  • Perfect Your Posture - Obliques [All Levels]

    Join us for an All-Levels workout to help improve your posture on stage, with a particular focus on obliques. We'll focus on our upper body form and control with a series of twists, roll-downs and additional core-strengthening moves. Remember: oftentimes the slower you move through Pilates exer...

  • Classic Core + The Hundred [All Levels]

    Join us for a challenging but highly energizing "Classic Core" workout. We'll work through several variations of "The Hundred" as well as move intelligently through roll-ups, leg circles and other core activation techniques in order to help you gain the control, power and grace you need on stage...

  • Ballet Training - Legs + Glutes [All Levels]

    Join Celticore featured instructor Moira Ragen for an energizing legs + glutes-focused workout, inspired by Ballet training moves. Moira instructs students through a dynamic - and important - series of exercises to tone an area of dancers' bodies which are often ignored. Enjoy your workout!

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  • Perfect Your Posture - Arms Control [All Levels]

    Help keep your arms by your side and in control at all times while dancing with this quick - and fun! - arm toning workout. We'll aim to create length in our arms and upper body by optimizing control and working with a small, specific range of motion. Oh, and there might be a few pushups as wel...

  • Happy Hips Stability + Control [All Levels]

    This workout utilizes contemporary and classical Pilates mat work (including leg circles & a "clamshell" side-lying sequence) to help stabilize, control and stretch out your hips for Irish dance. We'll also target our hip flexors through some lower abdominal exercises. Enjoy your workout!

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  • Modern Floor Warm-Up by Moira Ragen [All Levels]

    This energizing, Modern dance-based floor workout will help you lengthen and stretch your body, activate your core and prepare to conquer the stage with grace and ease! Featured Celticore Instructor Moira Ragen leads us through a series of beneficial dance exercises suitable as either a warm-up,...

  • Express Legs + Quads [All Levels]

    Give your dancing an added "kick" with this quick 5-minute leg workout. We'll focus on alignment + quad strengthening. Remember, in Pilates, we want to work slowly to help control each movement, similar to how you need to move as a dancer!

    Level: All Levels
    What You Need: No equipment nee...