Arms + Upper Body Workouts

Arms + Upper Body Workouts

Workouts in this category will tone your arms and other muscles in your upper body to improve posture, control and stillness while you are dancing.

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Arms + Upper Body Workouts
  • 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...

  • Perfect Your Posture - Core Focus [Intermediate]

    In this "Perfect Your Post" series workout, we'll move through a series of core-focused movements to activate our deep abdominals which help us with upper body control and stability while dancing. Movements in this workout will challenge your coordination as well as your core endurance! Remembe...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pilates Flow + Alignment Focus [Intermediate]

    This workout brings to you a Pilates flowing sequence, with arm + ab exercises from general fitness and the Fuse method repertoire. As always, we'll emphasize quality over quantity, alignment and precision. Suitable for intermediate level & above and excellent as a supplemental Irish dance trai...

  • Complete Core + Arms [All Levels]

    Enjoy this workout - a challenging series designed to ignite your core, strengthen your arms & give you a host of tools to supplement your in-season dance training. *Be sure to send us additional workout requests (visit our Studio Lounge Forum, e-mail info@celticore.com or message us on the Celt...

  • 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...

  • Pilates Push-Up Series [All Levels]

    Here we introduce + practice four types of pushups (classic, wide-arm, "downward dog" + serratus). We'll use the Pilates principles of precision + control to power through each set, while incorporating some core stability exercises throughout this brief, but challenging, workout.

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  • Celticore Backstage - a Fuse Pilates Workout [All Levels]

    Keep your core strong with a special backstage workout joined by the cast of Michael Londra "Celtic Yuletide"! We're focusing on our abs & arms - using a series of exercises from the Fuse Pilates method! We've also included a bonus "plank roll" exercise (quite a challenge!) courtesy of guest inst...

  • Arms + Abs Double Feature [Intermediate]

    We've kicked up our workout a notch with this fun (but challenging!) "double feature" arms + abs series. We're delighted to feature in this this workout music from acclaimed accordionist Damien Mullane. Celticore Founder Joe Duffey toured with Damien in the band Project West earlier this year an...

  • Complete Core: Celticore at the Fitzpatrick School - a Fuse Pilates workout [All Levels]

    Celticore founder Joe Duffey is joined by dancers from the Fitzpatrick School of Irish Dance for this "class-style" workout - emphasizing core work, turnout exercises and posture. Remember that one of our goals with Celticore is to have fun, and that is exactly what we've aimed to do with this w...

  • Shoulders + Triceps [All Levels]

    As we know, arm strength is vital for Irish dancers in order to maintain good posture and upper body control. In this "Arm Clinic" workout, we'll focus on our triceps and shoulders. Additionally, we introduce a fun exercise called "rapid fire arms"!

    Level: All Levels
    What You Need: Mat
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  • Upper Back Strength + Injury Prevention [All Levels]

    In this workout, it's all about your back! We'll focus on strengthening our back muscles to help us stabilize and control our upper body movement. Using a combination of face-down lying exercises - with a few planks thrown in towards the end, just for fun! - we'll work to create length in our b...

  • Abs + Arms [All Levels]

    There are two parts to this video workout: the first part focuses on posture, engaging your arms, upper back and challenging your abdominal stability. The second part, as requested by a Celticore monthly subscriber, is a super-challenging ab set designed to ignite your core and help stay one ste...

  • Abs + Arms Posture Focus [Intermediate]

    This combo exercise series is designed to help improve with your posture and stance. We throw in some arm-toning in addition to a challenging low ab / hip flexor exercise, complete with a few oblique-oriented roll-ups to finish up your workout.

    Level: Intermediate
    What You Need: Mat
    Exer...

  • Upper Body Toning for Irish Dancers [All Levels]

    Irish dancers need to have strong arms in order to keep their upper bodies still and controlled at all times while on stage. This workout feature gives you a fantastic arm workout without the need for any additional equipment. Using your own body strength, we will work our triceps, shoulders an...