On-The-Go: Workouts Under 10 Minutes

On-The-Go: Workouts Under 10 Minutes

Workouts designed for the on-the-go lifestyle of an Irish dancer! Give your dance training a quick boost whether in between classes, before a show or on the way out the door! All workouts in this category are under 10 minutes, so grab a mat & get going!

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On-The-Go: Workouts Under 10 Minutes
  • 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...

  • Turn It Out! Core Activation + Hips [Basics]

    Learn the fundamentals of how to maintain your turnout while dancing with this fun workout using strategic exercises from the Pilates method, with a focus on hip mobility! The goal of this workout will be to connect core engagement with proper turnout in multiple ways including low ab utilizatio...

  • Swimming - Miniseries [Basics]

    Weather still not quite warm enough to go out for swim?! Well don’t worry, because you can always go SWIMMING in Pilates! This simple, yet challenging exercise from the classical Pilates repertoire & our "Miniseries" category is a great way to focus on back length & strength, something many Iri...

  • 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...

  • Shoulder Bridge - Miniseries [All Levels]

    The shoulder bridge is an effective exercise for dancers of all ages and skill levels to work on leg power, stabilization, alignment and glute activation. In this "Miniseries" workout, we'll focus on good form and introduce some ways you can modify your shoulder bridge to challenge your balance ...

  • 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...

  • *NEW* Double Leg Stretch - Miniseries [All Levels]

    Get ready to engage your core with the "double leg stretch" - one of the original Pilates moves and an exercise which helps Irish dancers increase core strength as well as focus on leg extension and leg power! In this quick "Miniseries" workout - we'll focus on proper form to get the most out of...

  • 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...

  • *NEW* Standing Balance + Core Control [All Levels]

    Do you have trouble keeping balance? For many dancers, the struggle to keep balance is real! We aim to help you improve your balance + core control in this workout, using a series of functional standing exercises, glute/leg work and core activation tools on the mat. Enjoy your workout!

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  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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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  • Glutes + Hip Stability [All Levels]

    Power to the glutes! In this workout, we'll use a challenging set of exercises designed to help us maintain hip stability and build power in our legs which we need to execute effective Irish dance jumps and kicks! We've also thrown in a few Yoga-inspired postures to keep things fun and interest...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Modern Floor Warm-Up with Moira [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...

  • Leg Power Ballet Workout [Intermediate]

    Ballet instructor Moira Ragen presents this fantastic leg-focused workout to help Irish dancers improve the power and length in their kicks. Using the concept of "disengagement", we'll learn how to power a kick not just from the leg but also the foot. Read more about this concept from www.balle...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Upper + Lower Abs [Intermediate]

    In this classic "ab attack"-style workout, we'll take the definition of a crunch to the next level. Using Pilates principles and some elements of the Fuse Pilates method, we'll not only tone but also focus on creating length and maintaining control of our core. This workout is great as a quick ...

  • "Summer Strong" Core Workout presented by Irish Dancing Magazine - a Fuse Pilates Workout [All Levels]

    Join Celticore founder Joe Duffey for a fun core workout designed to boost your summer Irish dance training in time for North American Nationals! We'll work through a dynamic sequence of movements from classical Pilates and the innovative Fuse method (www.fusepilates.com). Remember to take the w...