Fitness / Wellness
DANCER FITNESS & WELLNESS PROGRAM
Dance as an art form is an activity with high physical and mental demands. We at West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy recognize our role in supporting the health and well-being of our students. Our goal is to offer movemement modalities that help reduce the risk of injury. All of the classes below help the body to stay in shape for a long dance career and are scheduled by request.
This program translates ballet technique and alignment principles to the floor, providing valuable information which a dancer can use to improve movement execution and alignment. Free from the usual affects of gravity, Floor Barre provides opportunity to correct bad habits and gain deeper understanding of movement principles. It also helps increase the dancer’s awareness of weaknesses and helps to strengthen those areas.
Our Yoga classes are designed to help all who participate with balance, clarity of the mind, flexibility, hip mobility/flexibility, posture improvement, stamina strength, muscle toning and stress relief.
Pilates Mat builds core strength and alignment with a carefully structured set of specific exercises. Recruiting the correct core muscles as well as letting go of unnecessary tension is the goal.
WHDTA Founder and Artistic Director Virginia Holte is also an Internationally Certified Specialized GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer, instructing THE GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® or conducting teacher training at the West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy studio.
GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®
This is a three-dimensional spinal movement system designed by dancer Juliu Horvath specifically to heal and prevent injuries. Taught on five different pieces of specialized equipment, this equipment gives resistance, and helps one to perform movements continually, without interruption, in circular, harmonious shapes. Circulation, stamina, endurance and correct alignment are just a few of the benefits
GYROKINESIS® Group Classes
Without using equipment, this class is done seated on a stool and on the floor. This work forms the core of the system, using seven natural spinal movements.
For more information on specific classes and/or trainings, please visit the West Hawaii Island GYROTONIC® website.
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