Flexibility Workshop – February 7th 2021 (Added Date)


The January 31st Workshop is SOLD OUT so we are adding a new date for you! The same workshop, the same material, just different dates! 

Highly respected Irish dancing coach and therapist Peter O’ Grady will be conducting a virtual flexibility workshop via Zoom on the 7th of February 2021 for Irish dancers. The workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities and is one that we recommend that you do not miss! It will start at 6 pm Irish time (GMT) and will take up to 2 hours to complete. After you secure your place, you will receive an email close to the workshop date with your Zoom link. See more details below.

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The January 31st Workshop is SOLD OUT so we are adding a new date for you! The same workshop, the same material, just different dates! 

Irish Dancing Physical Fitness will be running live online workshops every month for the 2021 year. Out of all of the workshops that we will be running, this is one of those workshops that you do not want to miss! A large percentage of Irish dancers struggle when it comes to flexibility and see it as a constant battle! But this workshop is going to make life easier for everyone!

A note from Peter:

If I gave everyone a generic strength training program to follow and if they followed it, more than likely, everyone would see results to some degree. But, if I gave the same flexibility program to everyone, and they followed it, the results would not be so good and may even have negative effects on the dancer’s performance and may also increase the risk of injury! Seeing people completing the same stretches in groups frustrates me because I know for sure that someone in that group probably shouldn’t be doing at least one of the stretches which they are being asked to complete. I understand that it can be difficult to know what stretches are good for you and what stretches are bad for you, hence why I am running this workshop to help you. Not only will I be teaching you the basics of stretching including stretching forms, how to stretch, when to stretch etc. but I will also be teaching you how to self-assess yourself so that you will know what stretches are suitable for you and what stretches are not! This will enable you to design an effective stretch routine to suit your needs. During the workshop, I will also be discussing how poor flexibility has a negative effect on your dancing performance. Not only does poor flexibility restrict your movement but it can cause other problems as well. It is a workshop full of information and I have no doubt that you will find it very beneficial in the long term. I look forward to seeing you there!

Some of the subjects covered:

  • Stretching forms
  • How and when to stretch – Every major area is covered.
  • Stretching Routine – A proven 15-minute routine! This routine has seen 90% positive results for Irish dancers!
  • Self Assessments – Demonstration, Instructions and Explanations
  • Flexibility Program Design
  • Injuries, Dancing Performance and More!

Equipment needed:

  • A notepad and pen
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing
  • An exercise mat
  • A foam roller
  • A small self-massage ball (or similar)
  • A theraband / Resistance band
  • Water