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Tina Pilgrim, the principal at the King Slocombe School of Dance, will guide us through the ballet terminology and demonstrations of her students in the ballet studio. A Royal Academy of Dance grade and vocational examiner, she travels all over the world and is highly regarded in her field. She is also a mentor for the RAD Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies programme. The King Slocombe School of Dance is Cambridge’s oldest, and most prestigious, dance school, and will celebrate 80 years since its foundation next year.
We will look initially into the aspects of children’s ballet, and the day will include a presentation by Georgina Leelodharry of the Institute of Osteopathy on potential legal challenges and issues of consent.
Toby Pollard-Smith trained as a professional ballet dancer at the Central School of Ballet and performed professionally as a Ballet Dancer before he further qualified as an Osteopath. He will present his qualitative research study on professional ballet dancer’s experience of injury and osteopathy but also the aesthetics, technique and common injuries in ballet.
Beatrice Bernstein Schulze is a graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts and has danced professionally for over twenty years. She has danced for such companies as The Washington Ballet, Orlando Ballet, The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern and as a guest artist with the English National Ballet. Currently, she is a member of The Playground at Rambert and works in Film and Television. Beatrice has been teaching for over fifteen years and in addition to teaching dance and developing her own ‘Therapeutic Ballet Technique Class’, she is an internationally recognised GYROTONIC® and GRONESIS® trainer. She will introduce Gyrokinesis and ways in which the method applies to rehabilitation for dancers. Please bring comfortable clothing and a yoga mat for the practical session.
The study day will comprise 6 hours of CPD and covers themes from the updated Osteopathic Practice Standards which come into force in 2019. Areas covered include: A2, A5, B1, B3, C1 & D1. Cost £72 OPACA members, £96 non-members, £56 students (includes buffet lunch).
OPACA has been set up to foster a uniquely osteopathic perspective on the treatment of perform- ing artists. Our aim is create a community that offers members mutual support and encourages new ideas. New members are welcome.