Dance Specialization - Graduate

The Dance Specialization Program is a specialized program for dancers and dance students using kinesiological principles to enhance technique and reduce injury risk.

The Dance Specialization Graduate Program is 12 days long. It includes lecture, exercise demonstrations, practice, review, testing and a one day break for study. Similar to the Dance Specialization Foundation Program, this program is taught by Karen Clippinger in a summer intensive format held at California State University, Long Beach.

This program covers the six modules developed by Rael Isacowitz that are taught in the Graduate Program at other host locations. These modules include intermediate and advanced Pilates repertoire on the Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, F2 Arm Chair, Step Barrel and Ladder Barrel. In addition, these modules provide an overview of the structure and common injuries of the lower limbs and shoulder region, program design principles, and key considerations for working with select populations.

This specialized program also includes dance-specific principles and repertoire (mat and Pilates apparatus) developed by Karen Clippinger to help improve knee hyperextension, ankle-foot strength and proprioception, and upper extremity strength and mechanics. While some of this repertoire is primarily appropriate for dancers and other athletes, many exercises can be used with general populations for fun and variety.

A BASI Certificate with Dance Specialization requires successful completion of both the Dance Specialization Foundation and Graduate Programs.

Please review our Refund Policy before registering for a program (may not apply to Licensee territories).

Program schedule is subject to postponement or cancellation, based on student enrollment.

*All fees are in U.S. Dollars.

Upon completion of the program, you will be qualified to:

  • Create safe, effective and comprehensive Pilates classes with a focus on Dance specialized exercises
  • Provide students with dance-specific principles and repertoire
  • Teach advanced level students on the full complement of Pilates equipment

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Dance Specialization - Graduate Program Structure

  1. Day 1 - Muscle Balance and Imbalance

    Day 1 - Muscle Balance and Imbalance

    Primary concepts covered include the meaning of balance, and the potential implications of imbalances in strength and flexibility. Also addressed are functional exercises, movement patterns, neuromuscular re-education, and muscle testing. Repertoire taught and practiced includes intermediate and advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac; as well as dance-specific exercises for the knee flexors and extensors. The BASI Foundation Final Written Exam is taken.

  2. Day 2 - The Lower Limbs

    Day 2 - The Lower Limbs

    Primary concepts covered include structure, function, and common injuries of the hip joint, knee joint and ankle-foot complex. The gait cycle is discussed and analyzed. Repertoire taught and practiced includes intermediate/advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac; as well as key dance-specific ankle-foot exercises. Dance mat exercises are reviewed with special attention to technique.

  3. Day 3 - The Shoulder

    Day 3 - The Shoulder

    Primary concepts covered include the structure of the shoulder joint, muscles of the shoulder region, and the importance of correct shoulder mechanics. Also discussed are principles of shoulder rehabilitation and the importance of working within your scope of practice. Repertoire taught and practiced includes intermediate/advancd Reformer, Cadillac, and Wunda Chair; as well as introduction of the Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel. Dance-specific exercises for the shoulder flexors and extensors are taught, and a review of dance mat exercises is continued. 

  4. Day 4 - Program Design Principles

    Day 4 - Program Design Principles

    Primary concepts covered are the principles of training, such as overload, specificity, and reversibility. Components of physical fitness are also addressed. Other topics discussed are dividing the repertoire into levels and working with a broad range of clientele. Repertoire taught and practiced includes intermediate/advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac; as well as dance-specific shoulder abductor and adductor exercises. A practice-teaching session for the dance mat exercises is provided.

  5. Day 5- Rest and Study Day (No Class)

    Day 5- Rest and Study Day (No Class)

    This day is designated for students to rest and study the material from the previous days on their own.

  6. Day 6 - Dance Mat and Review

    Day 6 - Dance Mat and Review

    Repertoire taught and practiced includes dance-specific exercises for the rotator cuff and scapular muscles. Classical apparatus exercises from Day 1-4 and advanced mat exercises are reviewed. The Dance Mat Practical Exam will be taken.

  7. Day 7 - Group Review

    Day 7 - Group Review

    Repertoire taught and practiced includes intermediate and advanced level work on the F2 Arm Chair, Step Barrel and Ladder Barrel at BASI Headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA.  A group review of repertoire on the Reformer from the Foundation and Graduate Programs is also provided.

  8. Day 8 - Select Populations Part 1 and Review

    Day 8 - Select Populations Part 1 and Review

    Primary concepts covered are habitual movement patterns, cross training, imbalances, and setting goals. Selected athletic populations are addressed. Discussion is focused on teaching methodologies. Repertoire taught and practiced includes intermediate/advanced repertoire on the Step Barrel. Other Mat, Apparatus and dance-specific repertoire are reviewed and practiced with special attention to technique and cueing. The Dance Comprehensive Practical Exam is taken.

  9. Day 9 - Select Populations Part 2 and Review

    Day 9 - Select Populations Part 2 and Review

    Primary concepts covered are populations with restrictions, with an emphasis on pregnancy. Discussion is focused on using different teaching approaches in relation to gender, body type, and objectives. Repertoire taught and practiced includes intermediate/advanced repertoire on the Ladder Barrel, as well as advanced repertoire on the Reformer and Wunda Chair. A general review of the repertoire is continued. 

  10. Day 10 - Review and Testing

    Day 10 - Review and Testing

    A general review of the repertoire is continued and a practice session for apparatus teaching is provided. The BASI Comprehensive Final Practical Exam is taken.  

     

     

  11. Day 11- Practice Teaching and Study

    Day 11- Practice Teaching and Study

    A practice session for private apparatus teaching is provided that includes getting teaching feedback.

  12. Day 12 - Testing

    Day 12 - Testing

    The BASI Comprehensive Final Written Exam and the Teaching Evaluation are taken. 

Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$1799.00 USD

A $500.00 is payable upon submission of your Enrollment and is comprised of a $100.00 USD (Non-Refundable) Application Fee and $400.00 USD deposit.

Teaching Credential

To receive a Comprehensive with Dance Specialization Certificate, students must complete and pass the following:

Must attend all twenty-one (21) days of the Foundation and Graduate Dance Specialization Programs

Anatomy Quiz

* Dance Foundation Final Practical Exam * BASI Foundation Final Practical Exam * BASI Foundation Final Written Exam * Dance Mat Practical Exam * Dance Graduate Practical Exam * BASI Graduate Final Practical Exam * BASI Graduate Final Written Exam * Final Teaching Evaluation*

In addition to: • Complete 100 Observation Hours (Up to 50% can be obtained using Pilates Interactive®) • Complete 200 Self-Practice Hours • Complete 200 Student Teaching Hours

Requirements should be completed within one-year following the last module of the program.

Additional Fees: Travel & accommodations expenses for the duration of the programs (July - August) Pilates Interactive: $10.00 USD & up/month Studios may charge a fee for you to obtain your hours or if you take classes/sessions. It's best to contact a studio near you to inquire about how you can obtain your hours.

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