PREPARE TO PREVENT INJURY
12 april - 15 juni 2021
The purpose with this course is to learn how to avoid injuries by working preventively. The aim is to get tools to keep a sustainable body. A workshop in cooperation with Kulturakademin.
Aaron always talk to dancers about how to strengthen a weakness in the body (often thought of as an injury) whereas he would rather be talking to dancers about how to prepare to avoid the injury from occurring to begin with. Dancers are constantly being compared to athletes but they very rarely prepare like athletes. Dancers are like athletes preparing for every event at the olympics, as the demands from different choreographers are so unique and distinct. And then they have the artistic side to what they do to grapple and this often leads to high demand on the body and mind and leaves little time to take care of it.
Therefore this will be a short course in strength work for dancers that specifically looks at preventing common injuries in the body and creating a strong but versatile body.
We will talk about planning strength work and take a practical look into how we can train certain parts of the body to avoid injury and also help understand the body better. We will look at ways to connect the body, build strength and also play with movement to keep us active and interested in our strength work.
We will look into ways to open our training to be done outdoors and learn how it doesn’t have to always exist in a 2D form in a gym. With injury being such an individual thing, we will also have 2 Q&A’s during this course where we will have the opportunity to look more at your particular needs and injury concerns and have the opportunity to go through how to recognize in your body some of the things you might need to think about when training and rehabbing the body as well as talking through some of the myths around strength training and programming.
The three short prerecorded workshops will include:
- How to improve common weakness in:- foot and ankle- shoulder, arm and wrist strength
- Whole body connection, linking chains in the body
- Balance, proprioception
- Hand eye co-ordination and reactions
Aaron Vickers have had the joy of creating, working and touring all over the world with companies and choreographers including Jean Abreu Dance (as a dancer and rehearsal assistant), Marc Brew Company, Alexander Whitley Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Regionteater Väst, Cathy Marston and James Cousins Company. I have also enjoyed teaching in various institutions including London Contemporary Dance School, English National Ballet School, Balettakademien (Sweden), London Studio Centre, Central School of Ballet and have taught both class and rep to companies including Scottish Ballet, New Adventures, Dans Theatre Heidelberg, James Cousins Company along with regularly teaching workshops for a people with a verity of movement backgrounds around the world.
I have been teaching for over 10 years and work in a way that combines my research into movement with my qualifications as personal trainer, Weight lifting for Sport performance, Youth exercise specialist, with my growing knowledge from working with some of the UK’s top strength & conditioning and powerlifting coaches and working closely with top Physiotherapists to help people become healthier, stronger and fitter moving bodies in all walks of life. You can find out more about me and my journey through my website: www.connectbuildplay.com"
|Tider||Q&A via Zoom
18 maj kl. 10.00-11.30
15 juni kl. 10.00-11.30
|Antal dagar||1 dagar|
|Plats||Online via Zoom|
|Adress||Online via Zoom|