Technique Focus:  Turnout + Crossing

Technique Focus: Turnout + Crossing

"Cross your feet & turnout!" - two of the most common things heard while in dance class! Make your TCRG happy by practicing Pilates to improve your turnout + crossing! Each workout in this category will include exercises to improve these areas of Irish dance technique, targeting muscles such as legs, glutes + outer/inner thighs.

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Technique Focus:  Turnout + Crossing
  • Lower Abs Focus [Advanced]

    Your lower abdominals are critical for helping you power & push through the challenging moments on stage. In this workout, we'll go through a classical sequence of challenging low-ab exercises, and hopefully have some fun when we're not shaking too much!

    Level: Advanced
    What You Need: Mat
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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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:
    Exerc...

  • 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...

  • Turnout + Leg Strength [All Levels]

    In this workout, we'll use a Pilates side-lying position to train turnout muscles as well as working to improve hip stability and leg strength. The side-lying position is derived from the Classical Pilates repertoire, and we'll also throw in some variations from the Fuse Pilates method. Enjoy!
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  • Glutes + Low Abs [Intermediate]

    We'll focus on our legs, glutes & low abs in this workout - using a blend of exercises from the classical and Fuse Pilates disciplines. The included bridging series will help you stabilize from your hips, an excellent tool for improving your control & initiating turnout onstage.

    Level: Inte...

  • Crossing + Turnout Technique Seminar [All Levels]

    In this special "technique clinic" Pilates workout, we're focusing in on a few particular aspects of Irish dance technique which many dancers often find challenging. This feature is especially designed to assist dancers with their final weeks of competition preparation. In this workout, we use ...

  • Leg + Crossing Focus [Intermediate]

    "Cross your feet!" Chances are, you've heard that line before from your TCRG! In this workout, we're honing in on some of the muscles which help us keep our feet crossed and presented neatly, while also giving our low abs some special attention. From the mat, we'll activate our inner thighs whi...

  • Side-Lying Series 2 [All Levels]

    We present this workout from Camp Rince Ceol - Irish Dance Camp at Union College, NY - where Celticore founder Joe Duffey heads the Pilates program for nearly 500 dancers over the 4 summer camp sessions. This workout utilizes a side-lying Pilates series to tone our legs, reinforce good turnout a...

  • Crossing, Turnout + The Hundred [All Levels]

    This workout focuses on the “hundred” - a traditional aerobic Pilates exercise which engages your entire core - which we’ve switched up a bit to incorporate different movements and offer multiple levels of difficulty. In addition to the hundred, we also mix in some lower ab, leg work and ballet-...

  • 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,...