Basics of Pilates for Irish Dancers

Basics of Pilates for Irish Dancers

Learn how to use Celticore Online Studio! All workouts in this category focus on the fundamental aspects of the Pilates method, paying particular attention to the detail and precision of each exercise. We'll guide you through various elements of Pilates which can be translated directly to help improve your dancing including: breath, alignment, precision, control and body awareness.

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Basics of Pilates for Irish Dancers
  • Deep Stretch by Moira Ragen [Basics]

    Join Moira Ragen for a deep stretch using ballet + modern dance-inspired movement, as part of our "Stretch It Out" series. It's essential that Irish dancers adequately stretch post-practice, in order to prevent injuries and keep their bodies in top shape. This workout is the perfect way to rela...

  • Core Activation, Part 1 [Basics]

    Celticore is pleased to present "Core Activation" - a new series of workouts designed to help educate Irish dancers in what exactly it means to engage your core while dancing. We'll move through jumps, kicks, planks and other functional training elements to help connect the work we do in Pilates...

  • Celticore Online Studio - Tutorial

    Celticore founder Joe Duffey introduces the Online Studio program and shows you how to make the most of your Celticore experience. We recommend all students new to Pilates begin with the "Basics" series of workouts and progress from there. It's important to remember that Celticore is designed a...

  • Relax + Recover [Basics]

    Take a few moments to relax with this workout series, offered to help Irish dancers balance out their intense dancing + core work with some mobility exercises, dynamic stretching + breathing focus. Great for all levels, it's important to take a step back from your training + enjoy that process: ...

  • Benefits of Pilates for Irish Dancers [Basics]

    How does Pilates benefit Irish dancers? That's exactly what we'll focus on in this workout - using a standing series of exercises with in-depth explanations for how exactly each Pilates technique can be applied directly to your dancing (using Pilates principles of control, breath, stability & al...

  • "The Hundred" Basics

    "The Hundred" is a traditional Pilates exercise designed to fire up + engage your entire abdominal powerhouse. Great as a warm-up or ab-endurance challenge, we explore the fundamentals of this classical movement in this video workout, paying close attention to proper form + technique. Basics work...

  • Shoulder Bridge Fundamentals [Basics]

    The "shoulder bridge" is a great exercise for Irish dancers to work on alignment, postural control + glutes toning. In this workout, we'll go through the fundamentals of a practicing a proper shoulder bridge, while adding in some Fuse method variations along the way to target the muscles in your...

  • The Teaser [Basics]

    Learn how to properly achieve the quintessential Pilates core-strengthening move: Teaser! This instructional seminar, also great as a quick core workout, we'll guide you through several of the fundamental aspects of keeping proper form, and of course we want to focus on the essential Pilates asp...

  • Ballet Training for Irish Dancers [Basics]

  • Pilates for Irish Dancers Fundamentals [Basics]

    Celticore founder Joe Duffey introduces some of the basic principles of Pilates which are applied in all Celticore workouts. Great for beginners and anyone who wants to brush up on their Pilates form, this workout also demonstrates how the fundamentals of Pilates are incredibly beneficial for Ir...

  • Breath + Alignment [Basics]

    Breath + Alignment are two of the most important aspects of any Celticore workout. Creating + maintaining proper alignment throughout your practice will help you out tremendously on stage! Irish dancers are notorious at forgetting to breathe, so we thought we would take a few minutes to engage ...

  • Knee Support + Injury Prevention [Basics]

    In this workout, we are giving our knees some much needed attention! Irish dancers’ knees are notoriously injury-prone, so this series incorporates an array of exercises to strengthen and stretch many of the surrounding muscles which support our knees. Joe cues several ways to protect your knee...

  • 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...