Pivotdancer is a platform for dancers, dance educators and parents to access dance experts, share concerns, and discover solutions for a healthy dance experience
In Person Programs
Our 6 week programs run in Toronto & Ottawa Canada.
The Strong Dancer Program aims to educate and strengthen dancers through small group classes tailored to their specific needs. We integrate exercise physiology concepts with yoga, Pilates and strength training to build strong, resilient dancers. All dance styles welcome! (Ages 10 and up)
Pivotdancer has partnered with experts in their fields to present on topics important to dancers including foot care, pointe shoe fit, nutrition, mindfulness, injury prevention, challenges for teens and many others. The educational speaker presentations and workshops are available for purchase online.
Dance is an artform as old as humanity and steeped in rich culture and tradition. Dance is also a physical activity with injury rates higher than most sports. Dance educators are looking to science to reduce these injury rates and propel dancers further in their performance successes. Pivotdancer is bringing science into the studio. Educating dancers with physical and educational tools will empower them to leap higher in dance and life. Giving dance educators the tools to confidently support their dancers will differentiate them in all aspects of their teaching.
Dancers use their body as the physical tool to perform their art and as a professional dancer, to earn their income. Injury directly impacts participation and lifestyle. Pivotdancer is striving to create a platform for dancers, dance educators and parents to access dance experts, share concerns, and discover solutions for a healthy dance experience.
What people are saying.
Having a balanced dancer physically, not only allows the dancer to improve his/her skills at a faster rate, but it also prevents injuries and creates a smarter dancer. That in my opinion is what the strong dancers clinic has as done for my students and continues to do it. Couldn’t be happier!
~ Ida Gerasolo is a professional ballerina, ballet instructor and owner of I.D.A. International Dance Academy.
Pivot Sport Medicine
2288 Bloor St. West,
AMPED Sports Lab
2600 Leitrim Rd