Workouts by Featured Instructors

Workouts by Featured Instructors

The Celticore instructor team features top professionals from the Irish dance, Pilates and fitness industry. Workouts in this category are led by our featured instructors: Moira Ragen (ballet / modern dance instruction, dancer from "Rockin' Road to Dublin"), Megan Drake (classical Pilates instruction, BASI-certified, former cast member of "Rhythm of the Dance" and "Rockin Road to Dublin"), Deirdre Hamilton (Pilates and Barre instruction; Stott Pilates-certified; former lead dancer in "Riverdance").

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Workouts by Featured Instructors
  • Get Tall! Posture + Arms [Intermediate]

    We designed this workout to help you "Get Tall!" - by focusing on posture + arm work. The idea of maintaining a lifted posture while dancing can be challenging, so we've put together a medley workout of exercises designed to enhance core strength, abdominal control and upper body positioning. W...

  • 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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  • Flexibility Focus with Megan [All Levels]

    In this video workout, special guest Celticore instructor Megan Drake will gracefully lead students through a series of classical Pilates moves, dynamic stretches and leg-strengthening exercises, with some movements utilizing a theraband (or belt), so have one nearby! Megan's featured workouts ar...

  • 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...

  • Classical Pilates Sequence by Megan [All Levels]

    Our next featured workout from Celticore guest instructor Megan Drake (www.irishdancefit.com) offers Celticore members a challenging workout using the diverse Pilates repertoire to work your abdominal powerhouse. Megan will cue you to focus on form and quality through each movement, thereby com...

  • Classical Pilates Cool-Down by Megan [All Levels]

    Special thanks to Megan Drake from irishdancefit.com on delivering this fabulous restorative + re-energizing workout - part of our "Worlds Recovery" series to help dancers transition from the intensity of Majors into a strong Spring training / competition season. Enjoy this classical Pilates-ba...

  • Ballet Training for Irish Dancers [Intermediate]

    Moira introduces additional exercises - great for footwork, improving turnout and overall body coordination - in this workout, developed for intermediate level. The principles of modern + ballet are highly beneficial for Irish dancers as well!

    Level: Intermediate
    What You Need: No equipmen...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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,...

  • Deep Stretch Session with Moira [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...

  • Intro to BARRE by Deirdre [All Levels]

    This video is a quick introduction to the fun and challenging world of Barre workouts! Barre workouts are mainly a combination of Pilates and Ballet-type movements. With a consistent and strong focus on leg strength, turn-out, posture and control, barre is an amazing workout for Irish dancers! ...