Custom Online Mini-Course
This course offers a select variety of private, individually specialized, Mini-Courses (3 – 90 minute lessons) guaranteed to take your coaching/teaching abilities to the next level. As with my 16-week Certification Course, these mini-courses will be conducted LIVE one on one instruction through video chat.
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These courses are geared to each individual’s level of expertise and available to:
ALL adult (18+) figure skaters, coaches, dancers, and teachers
ALL artistic sports coaches and dance/movement instructors
Set up a FREE 20-minute consultation with me and together we will create a custom class specific to your individual subject of interest
Choose from the Selection Below:
Dance Based Stretching and Strengthening for injury prevention
Learn how to balance stretching to increase ROM with strength exercises to create the best of both worlds. Be the very best dancer/skater you can be while remaining virtually injury-free.
Introduction to Music Theory
Understand the basics of how to read & count music, understand the importance of composition, phrasing, tempo, meter, measures, time signatures and how music styles affect movement and expression. Learn how to organize dance exercises and choreography based on the mathematics of music theory and not merely “extemporizing”.
Pedagogy Basics for Coaches
How to become a more integrated teacher/coach: Learn the basics of methodical teaching practices in any field and how to create effective lesson plans which fulfill the needs of every student you may encounter, no matter what their learning style may be. Includes “The 7 Ways of Learning”.
Fundamentals of Vaganova Based Floor-Barre and Injury Prevention Basics
Learn the secret behind the well trained dancers of the Vaganova School and how injury prevention is built into their method. This all but hidden from the general public look into Vaganova “Level-0” Floor exercises will convince you that this is the right way to begin ALL movement training.
How to teach a “skates-on” off-ice class
Learn the basics of how to teach my extremely popular and exclusive off-ice program with skates on AND how to create your own exercises.
Includes: floor exercises, barre combinations and centre exercises.
Classical Choreography Basics
Explore Geometry in movement and the Golden Mean (choreography based on classical art). Learn to understand how emotion, composition, phrasing, music interpretation, conveyance, projection and body language all need to be in place within the performer in order to create a believable lasting impression.
Introduction to Classical Ballet Pedagogy
Learn the vital foundations of Classical Ballet Pedagogy (how to teach) from a TRULY Methodological basis and not just creating “class content”. Progressive study, terminology, Injury prevention, basic anatomy and physiology and how to create lesson plans.
*ALL options include
a digital copy of my “Fundamentals of Alignment and Classical Movement for Figure Skaters” book.
"I recently completed a mini-course with Annette and I can tell you, she is the real deal. A true teacher who is passionate about training others how to teach safely and intelligently. The Vaganova Teaching Method is based on science and really works!! Annette is inquisitive and makes the sessions fun. I learned SO MUCH from her just in our three sessions. Teachers of ballet dancers or figure skaters should do themselves a favor and study pedagogy with Annette Thomas!"