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Pilates classes for young dancers

From head to feet Workshop offers to explain to young people the body and muscles, doing different movements. A playful and artistic way to learn the name and function of muscles.

If we need 20 muscles to smile and 40 muscles to growl, which of the two is less tiring and more fun? The body is a machine made up of 206 bones and 618 muscles. With the eyes, I look at; with hands, I catch; with the mouth, I taste; with the nose, I breathe and with ears, I listen. And now, imagine how many muscles you need to bend and extend your elbow, to swim, catch a ball, to carry your bag, or lift a finger to answer first. And who control our muscles during the movement ? Our laptop : Mister brain. The basic movements such as flexion, extension, rotation will be made during the workshop by each participant and described in terms of the involved muscles. The objective is to educate student and explain , his movement, his articulation in space in three dimensions and create its own suite of movements while listening to his body

"My first memories of wanting to dance go back to about the age of 4. I don’t remember specifically how I found about ballet other than from the beautiful picture of a scene from Swan Lake that always in my secret book. I did not continue to bring up the subject of dance after my parents said they don’t believe in dancing but in finance or medecine. In their defence, they were a great parents. I did finance at the university, became a dancer and produce contenmporary dance show. Since the day i decide de became a STOTT PILATES instructor and help young dancers to acheive their dreams of stage. Because I understand why these young dancers are interested in ballet. Clara is one of these young dancer that discovered and has her STOTT PILATES training every weeks in the STUDIO BIOPILATES PARIS. She came at the studio the firts time the 13 may 2014, she was 8 years old. I had to order extra long shoulders, quarter spring for the Reformer, use platform padden for the Chair, light elastic band for cadillac… and explore all the possibility of the equipment for young dancers spécial training. At 9 years old she passed the competition of the school of the opera of Paris. And the most beautifull gift that she offer for all the people that trust her, it’s not just about the Opera School, is her ability to realize her dream and dance with no fear like a bird. She went at the TV show and won the « prodige of the young dancers » on the stage of the Theater Le Quai in Anger in France the 29 December 2016. I’m just a little drop in her acheivement, but i’m so proud of her, of my work and to be part of the Merrithew team that helped me a achieve the dream to help the other to acheive their dreams. "
Katy Smith



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