Workshop: Conditioning work for dancers

In Workshops on January 31, 2011 by danceumbrella

Ginette Hamel, Physiotherapist

Saturday February 26, 2011

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $30 for your members (regular price $40)
Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.

Location: CanStage Rehearsal Hall
26 Berkeley Street

This full-day, interactive workshop combines energizing stretches, deep core stability exercises, and the strengthening of specific muscles used in dance. Participants will focus on the ankles and lower legs, preparing the emerging dancer for a professional career, while helping the advanced performer to maintain strength and vitality. Emphasis will be placed on:

  • Technique review and correction
  • Injury prevention
  • Self-massage techniques

Sessions involve practical components, so participants are asked to bring comfortable clothing/dancewear, a yoga mat and a towel.

Ginette Hamel, BSc PT, is trained in sports physiotherapy and is a certified Pilates instructor. She has more than 25 years of experience as a physiotherapist and specializes in the treatment of performing artists. Ginette has worked with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the National Ballet School , with musicals like Dirty Dancing, Aida and Chorus Line, with musicians from the Toronto Symphony, the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet Orchestra as well as on the movies Blindness and Billy Bishop Goes to War. She is currently consultant physiotherapist at the National Ballet of Canada and has been working with the Artists’ Health Centre since it opened in 2002.

To register please contact us at:
Fax: 416.595.0009
Or visit our website to print off and mail or fax in a registration form at:

For your comfort, this is a scent-free workshop. Please refrain from wearing any perfume, cologne, aftershave or scented products. Thank you.

The Artists’ Health Centre Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario.


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