Scottish Ballet Health and Fitness
Welcome to Scottish Ballet's Health and Fitness videos.
NEW: Wee Fitness
Designed specifically for parents and small children to do together, this exercise routine from Scottish Ballet is a gentle introduction to ballet and yoga moves for children ages 3-6 years.
Based on the principals of Wee Mice, Kate Menzies, Scottish Ballet's Gyrotonics Instructor, leads Soloist Eve Mutso and two wee helpers in a routine that uses the principals of dance combined with imaginative play to help develop co-ordination and balance and encourages families to spend time moving and playing together.
Tone up for the sunshine with Summer Fit - the fourth in our series of exercise downloads designed to help tone, lengthen and strengthen muscles this time with designed to tone legs, stomach and upper body whilst also introducing light weights for the first time.
New Year New You can be used in conjunction with both Core de Ballet, Port de bras and New Year, New You
New Year New You
Kick start a healthy 2013 with New Year New You, the third in our series of free fitness downloads. In this episode Gyrotonic instructor Kate Menzies is joined by principal dancer Claire Robertson and Coryphée dancer Kara McLaughlin in a workout designed to help tone, lengthen and strengthen muscles. This download also introduces barre work and takes the form of a dancer’s regular warm up prior to taking daily class.
New Year New You can be used in conjunction with both Core de Ballet and Port de bras.
Port de Bras
Following on from the success of Core de Ballet is Port de Bras which is inspired by 5 Tangos, one third of Scottish Ballets Autumn Season 2012 . Gyrotonics instructor Kate Menzies works with Dancers Victor Zarallo and Brenda Lee Grech in a workout which focuses on upper body and arm movements.
Port De Bras is a progression from Core de Ballet, and introduces a more complex series of exercises aimed at toning the whole body. Port De Bras follows on naturally, introducing movement and centre practise to provide a fuller workout.
Core de Ballet
Scottish Ballet's first video Core De Ballet is a specialised introduction to core-based ballet exercises. Join Gyrotonics Instructor Kate Menzies and dancers Luciana Ravizzi and Luke Ahmet for a 15-minute exercise routine designed to stretch, tone and energise.
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