Students will learn a Pilates-based conditioning program designed to enhance dance performance, improve technique and prevent injuries.
Dance-specific issues will be addressed such as knee/ankle-foot stability,turnout, mechanics of port de Bras and upper back,extensions, as well as pelvis placement. This class will respect fundamental body mechanics and anatomy in order to promote an intelligent way to achieve strength, flexibility,mobility and control.
Elizabeth Espindola’s Classical Pilates education began at an early age as a complement to her dance training. Elizabeth is an accomplished dancer, formerly with Batsheva Dance Company. After receiving her B.A. in dance from California State University, Long Beach, Elizabeth had the opportunity to perform and to teach dance/pilates in Europe and in Israel. Her teaching is influenced by teachers and choreographers that she had the opportunity to work and study with such as GAGA/ Ohad Nahrain, Yasmin Gooder, Ilan Lev, Axis Syllabus, Franklin Method, Feldenkrais Method, and Iyengar Yoga. Elizabeth’s teaching style is detailed oriented, safe, and intuitive. It combines classical and contemporary Pilates repertoires. Her goal is to set an environment where students can feel comfortable and ready to learn and listen to their bodies.