april, 2023

12apr(apr 12)2:00 pm16(apr 16)6:00 pmEnhancement Module: Scoliosis and DancersOnline 12 April; In-Person 15-16 April | Alexandria, Virginia, USA

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This Scolio-Pilates Enhancement Module is a course for professionals that require a deeper understanding of the challenges of asymmetries in the dance studio and dance performance.  Modules 1 & 2 are not required.

Instructor: Suzanne Koucheravy, Master Scolio-Pilates Instructor

Dates: April 12 (online) and April 15-16 (in-person)

Welcome to Scoliosis and Dancers 

Course Agenda

Hour 1- 2: Introduction – Dancers with Scoliosis; What we see in the studio

Hour 3-4: Defining Scoliosis

Hour 5: How Scoliosis affects classical technique – what we see in the mirror; How asymmetry affects basic dance movements; 5-point assessment

Hour 6: End range/hyper mobility/ scoliosis transition zones – a cautionary tale

Hour 7: Corrective Alignment – does elongate = pull up?

Hour 8:  A study in Arabesque – a discussion of  two sides

Hour 9-11: A study in plie, tendu, and port de bras

Hour 12: Teaching  the dancer with scoliosis – three-dimensional considerations

Hour 13: Basic Warm-up/Restorative exercises for the studio

Hour 14: Considerations when Teaching  an Interesting Spine

“If only I had found Suzanne and Scolio-Pilates sooner! I danced with a chronic ankle injury for 2+ years, and no amount of physical therapy could fix the nagging pain. It was only after working with Suzanne that my ankle pain resolved permanently. My eyes have been opened to the advantage of understanding the idiosyncrasies of the body as an athlete. Now, I can’t go more than 2 weeks without checking in with Suzanne and working on my alignment!” – SS, professional dancer helped by Suzanne’s techniques that you will learn in this enhancement module.


12 (Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 16 (Sunday) 6:00 pm ET


Scolio-Pilates Scoliosis & Spine Center

1735 Olde Towne Rd

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