Assessing and Improving Leaps and Turns: A practical approach for instructors

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Looking for a BETTER way to break down leaps and turns to maximize performance? Dance Medicine Specialist Alexis Sams, PT will show you her simple “5-6-7-8 Method” for improving your dancers’ leaps and turns.

In the training you’ll learn:

How to look at leaps and turns for the best breakdown possible

Where to look to assess the functional performance of the movement

Exercises, activities and teaching tips to help your dancers improve their overall technique of their leaps and turns and achieve their performance goals



Assessing and Improving Leaps and Turns:
A practical approach for dance instructors


Analyze leaps and turns with confidence

Discover each dancers’ specific limits

Stabilize for more turns

Increase jump height

Improve performance AND reduce injury risk



Want to know what’s holding back your dancers’ leaps and turns SPECIFICALLY?

Want dance-specific conditioning exercises to make your dancers’ leaps and turns greater and stronger?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this is the training for you!

One thing is certain…dancers, instructors, and even parents always want leaps and turns to be the best they can be.  Some want four or more pirouettes or better balance for turning en pointe; others want jumps that don’t hurt and is easy to hold in the air.

So AZDM has created this training session to empower dance professionals with more knowledge, more skills, and more methods to make sure their dancers achieve their individual goals.



So what makes our programs so great?

Approachable material.  We worked really hard to make our info easy to understand and follow. We didn’t want to send you home with a huge book of just words.Instant integration.  We created our content with the goal of you applying it in your studio as soon as you get home…at your very next class, easily.Resources. Our download also includes access to some of our favorite exercises for increasing turnout in your dancers safely.

You become one of us.  Your download subscribes you to our email list and adds you to our closed Facebook group for additional tips and event updates.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

The 5-6-7-8 Method
5 perspectives for analyzing leaps and turns
(how to look)

6 fundamental movements to consider
(where to look)

7 basic exercises to improve leaps and turns
(and how to progress them)

8 AZDM’s commitment to progression

( because who doesn’t like free stuff ? )
Exercise flow sheet.  Use our simple flow sheet to track your dancers’ progress with exercises.

Initial exercise programs.  Use our level one exercise program as your dancers’ first round of exercises, or as a guide to create your own program.  Pictures and descriptions included.

5-6-7-8 Method cheat sheet.  Use our cheat sheet as a reference when you’re teaching classes.

Posture guides.  Tips for making sure your dancers maintain proper form for maximal benefit of their exercises.

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