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* 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...

  • Complete Core - Glutes Focus [All Levels]

    Here's another "Complete Core" workout for Irish dancers - a great way to supplement your Irish dance technique training. This workout aims to engage your entire abdominal powerhouse as well as adding in some glute/leg control + toning. Remember to take the workout at your own pace, listen to y...

  • Toe Height + Ankle Mobility [All Levels]

    This workout focuses on the mechanics of toe height - an important aspect of proper Irish dance technique. We'll use a combination of shoulder bridges, glute activation exercises and ankle mobility tools to target the muscles which help us stay lifted on our toes while dancing. There might be a...

  • Legs + Core Activation, Part 3 [All Levels]

    In this workout, we present a series of side-lying Pilates exercises designed to supplement the concept of "core activation". We'll focus on length and alignment, in addition to oblique work and balance (by using some plank variations). Enjoy your workout!

    REMINDER: Oireachtas season is l...

  • Turnout + Crossing with World Champion Saoirse Deboy [All Levels] - A Fuse Pilates Workout

    Join Celticore Ambassador & World Champion Saoirse Deboy for an Irish dance specific ab workout with an emphasis on crossing and turnout. We'll focus on proper form, alignment and foot positioning in order to fully engage our cores for Irish dance!

    Level: All Levels
    What You Need:
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  • Core Activation, Part 2 [All Levels]

    This workout is the 2nd part of our "Core Activation" series -
    a program of workouts designed to help educate Irish dancers in what exactly it means to engage your core while dancing. In this workout, we'll move through an intelligent abdominal strengthening series as well as other functional ...

  • Complete Core [All Levels]

    We're delighted to present another "Complete Core" workout, designed to help Irish dancers fully engage their abdominal powerhouse, while emphasizing upper body and lower body control. We will focus particularly on our upper abdominal area, using a variation on "the hundred". Enjoy your workout...

  • Back + Arms Ballet Workout for Irish Dance [All Levels]

    Celticore featured instructor Moira Ragen leads us through a splendid ballet-inspired back & arms-focused workout.
    The focus here will be to help control our upper body and move with grace and ease, using principles of ballet and modern dance. Many top Irish dancers have training in other sty...

  • YOGA for Irish Dancers 2 [All Levels]

    In this Yoga-Pilates fusion workout designed for all levels, Celticore founder Joe Duffey will lead you through a flowing series of full-body strengthening exercises, stretches and dynamic movement. Based on some of the principles of Vinyasa Yoga, this workout aims to show you how Irish dancers ...

  • Turnout + Leg Strength [All Levels]

    In this workout, we'll use a Pilates side-lying position to train turnout muscles as well as working to improve hip stability and leg strength. The side-lying position is derived from the Classical Pilates repertoire, and we'll also throw in some variations from the Fuse Pilates method. Enjoy!
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  • Shoulder Strength + Stability [All Levels]

    Your shoulders play an important role in helping you maintain good posture while dancing, so we created this workout to target shoulder strength + stability. Classical Pilates constantly cues students to keep shoulders away from ears, thereby helping to lengthen your spine + neck. We'll work th...

  • Core Control + Obliques [All Levels]

    In this express obliques-focused workout, we'll emphasize core control, hip stabilization and upper body strength. Using the "roll-up" - a great classical Pilates exercise that we find to be particularly beneficial for Irish dancers - as well as "roll-up" variations from the Fuse repertoire, we'...

  • Obliques + Balance [All Levels]

    This fun workout incorporates Irish dance-specific shoulder bridging, balance work, several oblique challenges and roll-ups. We feature Christina White, a CRC counselor who will model each exercise for students, allowing Joe to present cues + adjustments to help you focus on your own form.

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  • Core Warm-Up feat. Joe Harrison [All Levels]

    This special feature Pilates warm-up offer a series of dynamic movements/stretches to ignite your core and prepare you for a show, competition or practice session in the studio. We'll cue a host of Irish dance technique elements, so it's a great way to get your mind AND body into gear!

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  • Low Abs Strength + Length [All Levels]

    In this workout, we'll focus on engaging our lower abdominal muscles, connecting leg movement with core control. We'll move through a series of challenging exercises which are great to supplement your Irish dance posture training. [Technique Tip : when you're lying on your back in many of the mo...

  • Complete Core 4 - a Fuse Pilates workout [All Levels]

    A comprehensive core workout for Irish dancers, "Complete Core 4" includes a variety of unique Pilates variations to help strengthen & lengthen your body, preparing you to conquer the stage! Enjoy your workout!

    Level: All Levels
    What You Need: Mat
    Exercise Credit: Classical Pilates, Fu...

  • Back Length + Strength [All Levels]

    Your back experiences tremendous impact while Irish dancing, which is why it's important to take time to stretch out + tone the supporting muscles in your back. In this workout, we'll flow through a series of classical Pilates and Fuse method exercises to maintain proper spinal alignment and inc...

  • Glutes Standing + Mat Workout [All Levels]

    In this workout, we'll emphasize control, power + alignment through glute activation - with a particular focus on glute medius, a place where many Irish dancers have weakness, according to Sports/PT Dr. Megan Greco, based in Ellicott City, MD. In addition to a standing series, we'll make our way...