BodiBalance™ is a system of dance training, body conditioning and kinesthetic awareness all in one. It was created especially for dancers by New York dancer/choreographer Carol Fonda. It gives you a clear physical understanding of how freely and spontaneously your body is designed to move, no matter what style you dance.
Every BodiBalance class contains aspects of the uniquely designed Floor WarmUp and the Movement Principles that make up the BodiBalance experience. Apply these tools to dance exercises and choreography and take your dancing to heights of free and energetic flow.
The BodiBalance Floor WarmUp™
Through the BodiBalance Floor WarmUp, you achieve a quiet neutral state and open all your joints for maximum freedom of movement. You gain a heightened kinesthetic awareness of all the connections - skeletal, muscular, neural - that give you freedom of movement and expression. Warming up on the floor allows you to explore some of the BodiBalance Movement Principles with minimal gravitational influence.
The BodiBalance Principles™
In the BodiBalance dance classes, you will rise from the Floor WarmUp to practice the BodiBalance Movement Principles in standing dance exercises. Finally, in choreographic sequences unique to the style of each BodiBalance teacher, you are coached with these principles to achieve optimum performance with free and energetic flow.
The BodiBalance Benefits
- Healthy skeletal alignment
- Stress-free movement habits
- A balance of strength and flexibility
- Efficient energy management
- Control through coordination
- A strong connection between body, mind, and emotion
- Heightened performance presence