Body & Soul

Practical info

Day Saturday, Sunday, Monday 28.12.-30.12.
Timing 12:30 - 14:00
Location Doxtudio
Price 50 Euro (registration needed)

Are you up for some physical exercise or relaxing on top of all that dancing? Join our “work that body” sessions in the early afternoon. Every day we offer three different sessions. You can decide on the spot which one you’d like to join.

You can still register for this track by writing an email to registration@upsidedownghent.be.

Dance training

There’s a room, there’s a coach. Bring along some other dancers or go by yourself. You decide what to work on. The coach is there to help you out in case you’re stuck. Perfect in combination with a lot of social dancing in the evening, where you can use what you just practiced on.

 

Physical training

Strengthen your body by doing power yoga, pilates and dance workouts. Each daily session will take a different approach. We’ve invited three dancers with a different background. They will share how they train to strengthen their body, prevent injuries and get in form. Prepare for some hard workouts and lots of inspiration.

 

Relax your body

Give your body some rest by stretching or doing some soft yoga. Each daily session will take a different approach.

Jill De Muelenaere (BE)- Relax your body – Yoga

This yoga class will focus on deep and relaxing stretching postures synchronised with gentle breathing that will bring you peace of mind and renew energy. It will strengthen you for the rest of the day and a full night of partying.

Saskia Faelens (BE)- Relax your body – Relax, breath, stretch

Learn to relax, restore your energy and build up your physical potential! In this session we will dive in deep on the level of the mind and spirit. So prepare yourself to breath, breath, breath, stretch and create masterpieces!

Kamile (LT) – Physical Training – Lindy Hop Somatics

In this course we aim for a better connection within our own body, for a better connection with other people’s bodies. We’ll be exploring and embodying some of the most important concepts of our body for partner dancing such as the body centre, axis, frame. This class is based on Body-Mind Centering® (BMC) approach, it involves guided solo movement exploration and integration to the Lindy Hop. The first part of this class involves movement on the floor bare feet, therefore comfortable clothes and socks (in case you easily get cold) are necessary.

Maria Ferrer (ES) – Physical Training  – Moving

Maria will invite us to discover the pleasure of moving. Explore your body without expectations, connect with yourself, the space and with others, move alone but together and feel free. Maria’s values of listening to your own intuition while observing and cooperating with other people will offer an insight in how we act as dancers.

Saskia Faelens (BE)- Physical Training – Core in Dance: the SF pilates way

How the mind controls the body and the body controls the mind. Saskia will take you deeper into your body and mind. You will learn how you can let both work together instead of against each other.