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Arts and leisure - Dance

Ballet immersion: Toward core integration and elasticity in the moving body

Monday 30 January till Friday 3 February from 18:30-20:30 h (2 hours a day)

Willemieke Verweij

For whom

Ballet is an artform, not only through the stories which are told on stage, but also in the way we use our bodies – ballet is more than making shapes.

This intensive workshop focusses on experiencing the codified movement of ballet in two different ways:

1.     Exploring correct muscle use and elasticity (strength and flexibility)

2.     Experiencing the moving body from the inside out

 We will dive in deep to shift the perspective from shape to process. We will use different methods like progressing ballet technique, kinesthetic methodologies, movement quality exploration, etc.

For this intensive you will get a toolkit for the exercises, which you can then take home.

After this challenge you will have more insight on your own anatomy and how to move efficiently. You will also leave with tools how to use the movements to express and move in line with your interiority.

Willemieke Verweij.
Growing up in a remote part Zimbabwe it wasn't possible to start ballet as young as everybody else, but after moving back to the Netherlands she was determined to become a ballerina. She developed herself as an all-round dancer, in styles like contemporary, jazz, dancehall and of course ballet. This passion led Willemieke to complete her studies at the Royal Academy of Dance in London, Willemieke also finished her Yoga teacher training with the Baptiste Institute and has developed dance/yoga classes like Yoga Barre and Yin Ballet. Her biggest passion is teaching dance and yoga. Through teaching she hopes to inspire, empower and create possibilities for growth as a group (tribe) as well as individually.

Please contact info@lakcursussen.nl if you have troubles registering for the courses. You can also give us a call at 071 527 2317 | 527 2314

Through registering you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of the LAK.

Register on time! A workshop can only start with enough participants (this will be decided a week before the start).


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