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Services

Charlotte Dance Medicine offers private one-on-one sessions as well as group workshops and classes. Scroll to learn more about services offered throughout the year and check the Upcoming Events page for dancer screenings and pop-up clinics, scheduled periodically. 

One-on-One Sessions

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 Rehabilitation

A thorough evaluation of your mobility, flexibility, strength, dance-specific postures and movements, and anything else that might contribute to your primary problem helps us create an effective plan to achieve your goals.

 

Common things we help dancers with:

  • hip pain with développé or leaps

  • back pain with arabesque

  • feeling “stuck” in demi plié/elevé

  • knee pain with plié or jumping

  • popping/snapping/tight hips

  • ankle sprains

  • stress fractures

  • tendon injuries

  • issues related to hypermobility

If any of the above sounds familiar, let’s chat about how it’s affecting your dancing so we can make a plan to get you back on track to feeling and dancing your best!

Performance

We determine what factors are getting in the way of you achieving the next level of performance and set and prioritize goals together so you see improvements based on your timeline.

 

Common things we help dancers with:

  • flexibility

  • leg extensions

  • turnout 

  • balance

  • turns

  • jumps and leaps

  • endurance

  • understanding and applying cues from class/rehearsal

If you’re feeling stalled in any of these skill sets, or maybe something more specific, let's chat about your goals and come up with a solid plan for how to crush them! 

Wellness

Dancers and teachers who are happy with their current skillset and are committed to injury prevention still benefit from continuing to work with us.

 

Common things we help dancers and studios with:

  • safe and effective warm-up routine

  • nutrition education

  • recovery strategies

  • whole body screenings to identify risk factors for injury

  • implementing pointe readiness testing

  • environmental risk assessment

  • incorporating injury prevention into the classroom

If any of the above sounds familiar let’s chat about how we can minimize your injury risk and keep you on stage!

Group Workshops

In-person workshops usually occur in Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas. If you are interested in a workshop for your group outside this region please email CDM to discuss options. Available workshop topics are listed below.

 

Workshops can be scheduled privately and CDM periodically offers workshops open to the entire Charlotte dance community. See the Upcoming Events page for more information about open workshops.

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Performance Optimization

  • Improving flexibility

  • Improving leg extensions

  • Using breath to improve performance

  • Improving body awareness & alignment

  • Improving cardiovascular endurance

  • Improving turnout

  • Mental preparedness for dance

  • Improving leaps & turns

  • Improving balance

  • Improving foot point

Injury Prevention

  • Pointe preparation

  • Recovery and self-care

  • Injury recognition, management, prevention

  • Dance medicine for dance teachers

  • Nutrition for the dancer athlete

  • Healthy habits for performance

  • Competition & convention prep

  • Harnessing hypermobility

  • Growth, development, and skill acquisition of the young dancer

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**For access to previously recorded virtual workshops, click here. Future virtual events will be posted on the Upcoming Events page.

What would you like to learn?

Charlotte Dance Medicine strives to provide learning opportunities for dancers, parents, and teachers that support the health and wellness of all dancers. Click the button below to give us your feedback so we can plan events that align with your interests. We'll keep you posted once workshops are scheduled!

Cross Training & Conditioning Classes

It is vital to the athletic development and safety of dancers to train in ways that are different than traditional dance training. Consistent participation in cross training and conditioning activities allows the body to recover from the repetitive motions of dance while improving the essential components that prepare dancers for success on stage.

 

Charlotte Dance Medicine offers two cross training & conditioning small group classes (up to 4 dancers per class) with Package and Drop-in options.

Pilates & Strength Training for Dancers

Mondays: 3-4pm, 4-5pm

Wednesdays: 6-7pm, 7-8pm

Pilates Physique

17015 Kenton Dr, Ste 204

Cornelius, NC 28031

Lower impact class focusing on alignment, balance, coordination, and whole body strength and stability. Kettlebells, bands, balls, Pilates equipment, and other props and equipment will be used.

Strength & Cardio Training for Dancers

Tuesdays: 3-4pm, 4-5pm

Thursdays: 6-7pm, 7-8pm

VIM FIT/YWCA Central Carolinas

3420 Park Rd

Charlotte, NC 28209

Higher impact class focusing on endurance, power, agility, and whole body strength and stability. Kettlebells, dumbbells, bands, balls, and other props and equipment will be used.

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