Pilates & Conditioning

Dancers require a great amount of flexibility and strength to be able to perform movement with their bodies. Flexibility refers to the range of movement in a joint or series of joints, and length in the muscles that cross the joint. Strength refers to the capacity of the muscles to produce force.  At JGSoD our strength and conditioning classes occur across every age group and we welcome all levels of ability


Dancers require flexibility in many different muscles of the body in order to meet the physical demands of dance. Dancing is unique in that it requires a lot more flexibility than most other professions or sports. In order to achieve flexibility, dancers must be consistent and stretch regularly and properly. Dancers need to be consistent and patient with their stretching, as improvements in flexibility take place over time and do not happen right away. Flexibility does not only improve the aesthetic performance of movement, but has a role in the prevention of injury.


Dancers also require a great amount of strength in their muscles. Strength is required for not only producing power and force but also for control, which is extremely important for dancers who must make movement appear smooth and effortless. Dancers gain strength through repetition of movements or exercises that challenge a particular muscle group. Strength also has a role in preventing injury. Strength promotes joint integrity and stability at the joint, which is especially important in hyper-flexible dancers.


Private Lessons can be booked for dancers to work on alignment and core strength to assist with the correct functioning of the muscle groups for dance.  Each session is focused and designed around the individual needs and is an invaluable lesson for those wishing to head into professional dance pathway.  We offer lessons 1:1 and 2:1


Professional, highly qualified studio who support kids from recreational level right up to the elite level and beyond. Joanne has become a significant “lighthouse” to our son over eight years, and will continue to do so as he moves forward with his training. Highly recommended!


All my daughters have danced here, they have formed life long friendships while receiving the best teaching within 100kms, I wouldn't trust my children with anyone else.


Our little one loves Joanne Grace. She started in Ready Set Dance and is now moving to Ballet. During COVID we were worried about lessons and her falling behind. The school were great at communicating and keeping us up to date about developments and making sure the kids were safe. While we are not typically a 'dance' family, the end of year concert was absolutely amazing. We loved seeing our little one shine on the stage. You can tell the years of experience at this top level, as it really showed at the performances.