04. January 2018 - 9:00 till 17:30
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Nova Scotia Progressing Ballet Technique Teachers Workshop-Robyn Segel... | The Conservatory | Thursday, 04. January 2018

Progressing Ballet Technique Teachers workshop, run by tutor Robyn Segel Shifren.

Designed for teachers who wish to learn all 3 levels of Progressing Ballet Technique and be certified in PBT.
  • The word ecarté means “separated”. This exercise has the leg placed in à la seconde with the body diagonal whilst reaching and projecting beyond. The students are encouraged to feel and explore this wonderful breath of movement. The photo is from a teachers course in the USA
  • This valuable upper body extension exercise not only activates the deep abdominals but with the foot in a flexed position, lengthens the hamstrings. The students open their sternum as they stretch the resistance band down to the sides of the body. The photo is from the PBT teachers workshop in Amsterdam earlier this year.
  • PBT trains the attitude derrière this way with the fit ball, allowing the student to feel the alignment. The hip bones are stable on the top of the fit ball with the hands resting on the floor with soft elbows. The supporting leg should be activated against the wall maintaining the student's natural turnout. The thigh should be lifted without force and slowly returned to the cou-de-pied position. After 4 slow repetitions the student should hug the fit ball before repeating the 2nd side.
  • Hey! Is this available online?!
  • I'm gathering a few people to take the course with me... is there a discount for groups who attend?
  • The wrapping technique really assists the student to open their back in a cambré derrière. The band encourages the ribs to remain closed and the proprioception of the feeling of the network of interwoven muscles. This movement is a coordinated movement of deep spinal and abdominal muscles and when activated correctly takes the strain off the intervertebral discs. Many students when executing a cambré derrière often push their pelvis forward placing pressure on their hips, knees and ankles. It is better to ease the depth of the movement until the student is stronger in their abdominals. The photo is from a PBT teachers course in Sydney.
  • It is paramount when training any devant movement in PBT that both hips are equal and facing the ceiling. I often use the imagery in the Junior program of a puppeteer tightening the strings from above the supporting hip to help the child not to twist. Young students react so well to imagery when teaching. The photo is from the teachers course in Madrid earlier this year.
  • I always suggest at all PBT teachers courses that the first time the students learn the technique for the renversé alignment that another student assists them the first time until they feel completely stable.
  • Very excited about this!!
  • I have some questions about this. Who can I talk to directly to make sure this is the right fit for me and my studio? Thank you!
  • Just a few questions: 1. What’s the cost, is there tax and additional fees? 2. it just a one day workshop? 3. Are there recommended close by affordable hotels? I’d be flying in from TO. Thx.