Technique Focus: Jumping + Lift

Technique Focus: Jumping + Lift

With all the incredible leaps, jumps + kicks which are present in modern Irish dance choreography, it's important to properly train your body on the mat in order to achieve each movement with grace and precision. Workouts in this category will target your legs, glutes and upper body control to supplement your Irish dance jumping + lift technique.

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Technique Focus: Jumping + Lift
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Glutes + Upper Abs [All Levels]

    The focus for this workout is upper abdominal strength. We'll work through a series of exercises to strengthen your upper abs, as well as adding in some shoulder bridging / glute work to balance out your workout. The benefit of working your upper abs includes increased upper body control. It's ...

  • Strength + Length Workout [All Levels]

    Our focus here on "strength & length" combines a dynamic standing stretching series with mat core work. Pilates practice helps us create space & length in our body to assist us with challenging aspects of Irish dancing. Be sure to check out the "standing saw" - a take on the traditional "saw" ex...

  • Jumping Focus Technique Clinic [All Levels]

    Here, we present another segment of our "Technique Clinic" series, designed especially for Majors / Oireachtas training. Joe will guide you through a combination standing & quadruped position (hands & knees) workout to tone your legs, glutes and core in order to help facilitate the graceful jump...

  • Power Standing Workout 3 [All Levels]

    It's time for another Celticore standing workout! This workout focuses on building strength & gaining control in our lower body - activating our calves, quads and glutes through a thoughtful system of Pilates-inspired standing exercises - including a new move called a "cross lunge" developed spe...

  • 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...

  • Roll-Ups + Legs Focus [Intermediate]

    Join Celticore founder Joe Duffey & dancers at Camp Rince Ceol (Irish Dance Camp in Schenectady, NY) for a challenging yet fun roll-up & roll-down series, some arm work and a few leg extension exercises. The breadth of exercises we utilize in Celticore workouts range from classical Pilates, gene...

  • Standing Workout + Turnout Focus [All Levels]

    Irish dancers are constantly reminded to turn their feet out, so this workout - a combination standing / sitting series - will activate muscles which contribute maintaining good turnout + foot placement. We begin with a standing point, squat and leg lift series, transitioning to the floor to wor...

  • 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...

  • Power Standing Workout 1 feat. Siobhan Manson [All Levels]

    In this standing workout video, we engage the powerful muscles in our legs to power through our jumps, leaps, kicks and graceful movements on stage as Irish dancers. This workout also utilizes some challenging barre / ballet-inspired exercises to take your cross-training to the next level & it r...

  • Side-Lying Workout : Legs + Glutes [Intermediate]

    This action-packed side-lying workout is a quick + effective way to tone your legs + glutes. Side-lying exercises in Pilates are a great way to engage + stabilize your upper body on each side, resulting in improved control and coordination. We'll emphasize nice pointed feet and turnout as well,...