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Dancer Jonathan David Dummar offering a Total Body Conditioning Workshop July 30

Learn the fundamentals of this unique curriculum with professional ballet dancer Jonathan David Dummar. WHEN ~ July, 30, 2016 12:15pm-2:15pm WHERE ~ The Pilates Centre of Ballet Memphis, 1789 Kirby Parkway #8  HOW MUCH ~ $20 in advance, $25 Walk-In The Total Body Conditioning workshop was developed by Jonathan Dummar in conjunction with St. Mary's College of California and the Pilates Centre of Ballet Memphis.   The curriculum focuses on blending... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Monday, July 11, 2016 | 0 comments
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Crystal Brothers shares an insider's look at pointe shoes

My pointe shoes look like shiny tubes of hard satin when I pick them up from the wardrobe department, and that's when the process begins. I have to step on them to make them mold to my foot, cut half the inside shank out and shave bits of the outside shank off so they will bend where I want them to, sew ribbons and elastics on so they'll stay on my foot, sew elastics in the ribbons so they don't cause tendonitis in my achilles, darn the tip of the toe to help keep their shape and... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Monday, June 6, 2016 | 2 comments
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Active Aging: using Pilates to avoid injury and enjoy life!

I have been taking Pilates about 11 years. Along with Pilates, I swim with a Master Swim club three days a week, I bike, I do strength training and I garden, a lot. About 11 years ago I ruptured three discs in my back and could not continue to do the exercises and activities I so loved to do. Swimming and Pilates were recommended to me. Both have given me back the ability to be active and participate in all the things I enjoy doing. Pilates has taught me how to perform everyday tasks correctly... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Monday, May 2, 2016 | 0 comments
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