CLASSICAL PILATES MATWORK
These classes offer a rare opportunity to participate in the original choreography of Joseph Pilates. The Classical Matwork Sequence evolved in New York in the 1930's-1950's, 36 tough but intriguing movement sequences. Joseph Pilates was doing a lot of work with New York dancers at the time and these sequences have the gorgeousness of dance movements but never stray from the goal of corrective body work. When versed in the anatomy and bio-mechanics of human movement, one can only wonder at the brilliance of his original material. Break it down, teach the essence as a starter exercise, build up from there but never dilute the message. This sequence is a must for all Pilates teachers and "an inspiration to us all." Chris Hocking April 2016.
Classical classes are offered to Level 5 students as part of their on-going Pilates training, to suitable guests from PBA Level 4 (£17.50 pay in class) and to Pilates teachers from other Pilates studios with Advanced Pilates Teaching qualifications. (please text 07881 494212 to book and pay £22 in advance using Pay Pal, see below).
Please note these classes must be booked in advance no later than the 2nd Classical class of the previous month and that should a pre-booked class be missed it cannot be carried over to the next month free of charge. One must always pay the full amount for class to make a booking. The swap-in scheme may be used to make up this loss instead as is standard in the school. If dropping a month, please pay for the next but one instead. View Syllabus HERE
The Academy Mews Dance Studios, see VENUES. 11.00 - 12.30pm*, (*please view exceptions to this time in TIMES) 2 term-time Saturdays each month. See JOINING for what to bring with you. We do not have communal mats etc. You'll need to bring your own. Thank you.
CLASSICAL STUDIES IN PILATES ORIGINAL MATWORK SEQUENCES.
2 per month. £17.50, PBA Level 4. £22.50 non-members of PBA with recognized qualification to teach Pilates.
Minimum attendance for membership of the group, 10 monthly sessions per year.
Jan 13 or 20, Feb 3 or 10, Mar 3 or 10, Apr 14 or 21, May 12 or 19, Jun 2 or 16, Jul 14 or 21, Aug 4 or 11, Sep 1 or 15, Oct 6 or 13, Nov 3 or 10, Dec 1 or 8.
Guests of PBA Weekend Intensives
Suitable Teachers of Pilates, Yoga and Dance may attend all or part of the Weekend Intensives. Saturday Special component 11-12.30pm (please see TIMES for any exceptions) Academy Mews Dance Studios. See MEMBERS for full details of the programme.
Guests of PBA Sunday Specials.
Suitable Teachers of Pilates, Yoga and Dance may attend the Weekend Intensives. Please book Sunday class here to be held at Diorama Arts 10am - 2pm. (See VENUES for location)