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Cueing the Dancer: Posture & Pirouettes

The Franklin Method® Approach to

Cueing the Dancer – Posture & Pirouettes 

taught by 

Bea Glendenning

(Educational Psychologist and Biomechanics Educator)


Sophie Louise Briggs 

(Professional Dancer and Dance Educator)

A specialised workshop for dance educators 

‘The Franklin Method® approach to Cueing the Dancer’ is a series of workshops tailored to dance educators with a passion for exploring new and innovative ways of helping their students achieve their movement goals.  This 3-hour workshop will provide advanced mental and anatomical knowledge of how to personally image, and verbally cue, movement within the body to achieve balanced posture and an effortless pirouette.   

The workshop will be structured into three parts:   

 Part 1: Postural placement for balanced turns. 

Bea will guide you through how to achieve balanced standing posture through finding your central axis.  Sophie will then apply this understanding to the teaching of chaînés and how to cue your students to spin on their central axis. 

Part 2: Shoulder function for core integration and an effortless pirouette.   

Bea will introduce the movement anatomy of the shoulder and connect this understanding to efficient function of the pelvis.  This will layer a deeper understanding of how the shoulders and pelvis move in unison to create dynamic alignment.  Sophie will follow on with how to directly apply this experience to the cueing of pirouette.

Part 3: Foot placement for powerful pivot.

Understanding how the shoulders, hips and feet move to balance themselves is central to creating a powerful supporting leg to turn on.  Bea will introduce the movement anatomy of the foot, and layer this understanding with the insights gained into pelvic and hip function at ‘Pelvis & Plié’.  Sophie will then complete the picture of how to cue the whole body to spin with balanced efficiency.

Participants will leave inspired to get their students spinning.

NB: This is a stand-alone workshop, even though it will make reference to material covered in ‘Pelvis & Plié’, attendance is open to everyone. 

Bookings and Inquiries:

All bookings are taken online.   Simply click on the ticket icon and follow the prompts.

Make the most of our $80 EARLY BIRD OFFER by enrolling before Wednesday 1st August  2018. Cost after August 1st is $100.

Got a question?

Ask Bea at bea@icanmove.com.au / 0407 312 544

Ask Sophie at info@movewithsophielouise.com.au / 0478 207 455

August 12 2018


Date: August 12
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $80.00


The Space Dance & Arts Centre

318 Chapel Street
Prahran, Vic 3181 Australia

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(03) 9529 3949

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Bea Glendenning
Phone: 0407 312 544