Gym for your Back
Back pain can be treated with muscle exercises and stretching of the spine. This gentle gym class is the most effective long-term remedy for relieving back pain and keeping your back healthy. The back gym is a gentle gym approach aimed at gradually relaxing and strengthening your back to give it more flexibility, better hold and a lasting and often total reduction of your pain. It is particularly indicated in the context of chronic back pain, especially those related to long sitting positions. This course is led by Alain, trained at the back school in Zürich, it supports you in the re-conquest of a strong back and preferred postures with exercises adapted for each participant.
Tone and sculpt your body. One hour of lessons accessible to all where no muscle will be spared.
The Pilates method is a gymnastics which contributes to gaining the body by working the deep muscles. Your flexibility, your tone and your posture will be worked very gently. Ideal for resuming a sporting activity or as a supplement to a sport or a dance class.
For 3 and 6 year old boys and girls, these lessons last 45 minutes. With a varied musical contribution, these courses provide the child with knowledge of his body, its functioning, his capacities, his coordination, his listening and his evolution in space. While respecting the universe of the child, the vocabulary of dance is approached as well as improvisation which allows him to develop a confidence in himself and to express his creativity. This introductory course is geared towards modern jazz and not the classic. Indeed, a 3-year-old child’s body is still too fragile to consider working in classic positions, which could be harmful for its joints. We offer the classic from the age of 8 years. Note also that we recommend doing one or two test courses before committing to the school year, so that the child feels in total confidence with the teacher and the environment. For the outfits, we don’t require anything special. Just come with a comfortable outfit and small non-slip socks so that the child does not slip. If the child has long hair, remember to tie their hair so that they are not embarrassed.
This class is ideal for working on the basics of classical dance. It is aimed at beginners or those wishing to rediscover the pleasure of classical ballet. Ideal for working on your flexibility and sheathing. The passion for this discipline which remains an excellent basis for any other dance will be communicated to you. This course is also an excellent physical work of muscle tone and also allows you to develop the graceful side of your body and your posture. Our adult course is for everyone, two levels are offered: beginner and medium/intermediate. If you have never dared to take a ballet class before, this class is for you.
Barre à Terre
Barre à terre is one of the most traditional body techniques, this method of complete fitness is accessible to all and allows you to regain tone and flexibility. All exercises are practiced on the ground, lying down or sitting. In working on the ground, the spine, freed from the constraint of gravity, can be placed correctly, and one concentrates more easily on the center (basin and belly) from where all the movements start. Strengthen and soften while respecting the body’s anatomy. Particular attention will be paid to strengthening the core, to toning the spine (deep muscles) and the back. Refining body awareness in movement The role of breathing is essential, it accompanies each exercise, and helps fluidity and control of movement, while facilitating muscle balance. The slowness and the continuous control of the movement, as well as the contact with the ground, facilitate the awareness of the axis of the column and the stabilization of the belts. The benefits of the bar on the ground are multiple: recognize the bad positions, develop, refine, seek, recognize, create new and conscious feelings which make it possible to enrich and perfect a joint control bringing the dancer to the top of his dynamic possibilities and sensory. These courses aim to optimize body awareness, work flexibility and strength, and reduce the risk of injury.
Contemporary (or contemporary) dance, like all other techniques, has an approach in order to form and place the dancer’s body. The specifics of contemporary dance are relation to the ground (contact with the ground, evolution of the body on the ground …), the relation to the body (bodily sensation, interiority, relation to the skeleton …), the relation to other, the relationship to space as a place of movement, the relationship to time (music is not always preponderant as it can be in other styles, the silence and the musicality of the body are also used. The technique allows the dancer to know his body, to use it without hurting himself, to develop his bodily capacities in order to master it, to work on the “kinesphere” (space accessible directly to the members of a person, which extends all around her, to the tips of her fingers and feet stretched in all directions), to have the tools necessary to tackle the creation and taking of risks and the expression of energies. Course of a session: – Warm-up (series of choreographed exercises that prepare and structure the body). – Work of movement and coordination in space. – Choreographic sequence. – Workshop work, improvisation, development of the student’s creative and artistic potential.
Hip-hop appeared in the early 70s in the USA, a current of protest of the black urban youth of New York, a musical culture as much as a means of expression of different disciplines will portray the claims of these young people. Beyond the clothing stereotypes it is really a movement, a culture animated by artistic gatherings gathering dance (break), song (rap), painting (tag and graff) and music (DJ and musicians), hip-hop becomes a real phenomenon of global society. Both contested and festive, carrying values of respect, tolerance and positive energy, it becomes a language for young people around the world, ultimately becoming a contemporary culture in its own right. Advertising, cinema, dance are largely inspired by it, contemporary dancers are introduced to it.
Like hip hop, house music inspired its own dance, house dance. It is difficult to dissociate the history of dance from that of music, music generally inspiring dance. House dance, or more commonly called by its English name “house dance”, is a dance born in discotheques and, for the most part, danced in nightclubs. Little known in the original dance schools, this dance, like house music, was born in an environment that could be called “underground”. House Dance is a social dance that developed in clubs in Chicago and New York in the 1980s. It results in a rich mixture of steps from very diverse origins: Salsa, Afro, tap dance … This dance is recognized by a light and airy style. Its main elements are footwork, jacking and lofting. “House Dance is about freedom, improvisation, and feeling the music!”
Heels dancing as we see it in the industry today was brought to Europe by Yanis Marshall, an internationally renowned French dancer and choreographer. This feminine and sensual dance is a remarkable tool to work your body through the technique of this dance but also your mind. Heels are more than just putting on heels and looking good, it’s a dance that allows you to explore your feminine side (whether you are a woman or a man) and feel good about your body. It allows women to feel like a woman and men to explore this feminine side that is often too reprimanded by today’s society. You will find in this course technical exercises such as walking to work on the tools and fundamentals of dance before incorporating these elements into choreographies.
On urban and varied musical styles, you will discover a palette of rhythmic choreographies capable of letting off steam and revitalizing you. A way to hone your dance skills, improve your endurance and sense of rhythm, develop your body awareness and learn to manage your emotions so you never give up.
The movements of Dancehall are inspired by gestures of everyday life and are based on slow and sensual movements, then fast, with swaying, undulations of the body and rolls of the pelvis.
Jazz | Modern’Jazz
The term jazz appeared in 1917 to designate syncopated music, derived from black American culture. A bridge between classical and contemporary vocabulary, jazz dance harmoniously combines rhythms, styles and techniques deemed to be irreconcilable, and it calls as much on the most demanding technique as on the most authentic feeling. A medium of expression like all dances, it requires flexibility and good listening to music.