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Ballet for adults

Eðistorgi

Adult ballet is an empowering and fun way to exercise in a good group. Ballet for adults will be on Wednesdays on Wednesdays at 18:45-20:00 for advanced level and at 20:00-21:15 for beginners/intermediate level in the spring of 2024.

You can also buy a single session for ISK 3,500.

Lessons start: January 17

Number of teaching weeks: 10

Lesson duration: 75 min

Price: 27.900 kr.

Flamenco

Eiðistorgi

A course that teaches Flamenco dance techniques and is suitable for beginners. The flamenco classes will be on Thursdays at 18:00 in the fall of 2023.

Teaching takes place in English.

Lessons start: September 14

Number of teaching weeks: 6

Lesson duration: 60 min

Price: 18.000 kr.

Pilates

Grensásvegi 14

Pilates is an exercise system to strengthen, joint and correct posture in a natural and healthy way, done with understanding, breathing and respect for the body. Emphasis is placed on activating the center (abdominal muscles, pelvic floor, spinal column muscles), increasing coordination and body literacy and thus increasing strength and capacity or helping to get back on the move after immobility, injury or childbirth.

Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:00

Next session: February 21st - March 20th

Lesson duration: 50 min

Price: 25.900 kr.

Teacher: Katla Þórarinsdóttir ​

 

Katla is a working dancer and teacher and has taught at Dansgarðurinn for over 20 years. During her dance career, Pilates has been a source of strength for Katla, and she became completely fascinated by Pilates when she studied at the Laban Dance University in London. But good things happen slowly and it wasn't until 2021 that Katla enrolled in a Pilates teacher's program and has now completed her studies at The Kane School in New York. In that program, the classic Pilates strength exercises are interwoven with a modern clinical perspective and knowledge of the body.

 

The exercise system was designed by Joseph Pilates about a century ago and is one of the few exercise systems that has stood the test of time. Initially, Pilates designed the exercises for himself to strengthen and achieve better endurance, but during the First World War he worked for the British army in a military training camp, and there the exercise system began to take on a further form. Between the world wars, Pilates moves with his wife Clara to the United States, where they open a Pilates studio. Since their studio was in the same building as the New York City Ballet, a close relationship quickly developed between them, and dancers embraced his methods, including dancers such as Graham and Balanchine. Today, his system of exercises is commonly referred to as classical Pilates and still serves the same purpose as it did a century ago.

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