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
  • *NEW* Balance + Power Standing Workout [All Levels]

    Join us for a dynamic standing workout, with a focus on increasing leg power and challenging your balance! We'll work through an invigorating series of Pilates-inspired exercises from standing, while incorporating important elements for Irish dancers such as posture, length and core control. Be...

  • *NEW* Irish Dance "Clamshell" Sequence [All Level]

    Join us for an essential "clamshell" exercise sequence to target your glutes, hips and upper body control. Many PTs emphasize the importance of training with this specific tool. Christina White demonstrates proper form & technique. (She joined us last summer at Camp Rince Ceol!)

    Level: All L...

  • BARRE Workout #3: Legs [All Levels]

    BARRE is back! Join featured instructor Deirdre Hamilton for a glute + hamstring-focused workout! We'll incorporate lots of controlled extension, power leg lifts and isolated toning to target the muscles Irish dancers need for success on stage. Enjoy Deirdre's expertise & HAVE FUN!

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  • *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...

  • Deep Core + Roll-Ups [Intermediate]

    In this challenging + energizing workout, we'll emphasize deep abdominal core work using one of our favorite exercises, the roll-up! By taking each movement slowly, you'll be able to activate the muscles necessary for keeping your upper body and lower body coordinated while dancing. In this wor...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Strong Core + Leg Activation [All Levels]

    In this All-Levels workout, we introduce a flowing series of core AND leg-focused moves in order to best train effectively for Irish dance. Throughout each movement, we'll also emphasize turnout and crossing. We hope you enjoy this unique blend of classical Pilates and contemporary Fuse Pilates...

  • Leg Power + Strength [All Levels]

    This workout is designed to activate the power in your legs to create the dynamic movement and action required for success on stage. We'll use some of the fundamentals of Pilates technique to focus on leg + glutes control, power and stability, as well as incorporating some Yoga-inspired stretche...

  • 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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  • BARRE Workout #2 by Deirdre [All Levels]

    Building off of her first "Introduction to Barre" workout, Deirdre introduces some new concepts to help Irish dancers get the most out of their Celticore cross-training program! This is a dynamic workout that will surely get your body moving - a great warm up for dance practice or addition to you...

  • 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...