Contemporary School of Dance has developed its own conditioning classes that we affectionately call “Broccoli”. You know… …you may not like it, but it’s good for you! Our Broccoli classes combine a variety of exercises geared to develop strength and flexibility in specific muscle groups for improving overall dance technique. Broccoli classes are strongly encouraged at the vocational levels in ballet and jazz as we have seen vast improvements in our students’ technique. Broccoli classes are offered at the Inter Found/Intermediate and Advanced levels.
In our younger Broccoli classes, we have integrated ball work from the Progressing Ballet Technique, which produces impressive results in core stability and muscle memory. We offer Broccoli & Ball classes at the Grade 3/4 and Grade 5/6 levels as well as an Open Senior Ball class for vocational level students.
Note: Students in Broccoli and Ball classes must purchase an equipment kit from the studio to participate. Each kit contains a 5 foot length of theraband, a 10″ ball, a 3″ foam ball, a 1.5″ rubber ball, a 1″ bouncy ball and two hair elastics. Each kit comes in a mesh bag so that items can dry out properly after use, and also has a luggage tag, so the dancers can label their own kit. There is plenty of room in the bag to add their own towel and other equipment if needed. The cost of the kit is $35.00 (including HST).
Students must supply their own exercise ball. We have limited ball storage at the studio, but we would also like to facilitate students’ home practice. Please ensure that you purchase the correct size of exercise ball for your height.
Under 4’8″ – 45 cm ball
4’8” to 5’3” – 55 cm ball
5’4” to 5’10” – 65 cm ball
5’10 to 6’4 – 75cm ball