Special Event: The Anatomy of Dance, presented by Dr. Patrick Shawluk, Chiropractor

Fascia fitness training workshop for athletes and tango dancers:
Length – Strength – Proprioception – Bounce

If an athlete or dancer is unable to execute an advanced movement or dance step most teachers look to address faults in the student’s basic movement patterns / steps. For example, if the tango student can’t do an enrosque the teacher looks at the student’s basic ocho and pivoting techniques. This is known as a top down approach.

Faults in basic movement patterns / steps, among other things, may be due to insufficient fascia (connective tissue) length, strength, proprioception and / or elasticity.

This workshop reviews fascial anatomy, fascial dysfunction and focuses on current concepts in fascial fitness. While the tests and drills focus on training tango dancers, the principles of fascia fitness training are relevant to all athletes. This is achieved by looking at the anatomy and determining what needs to be trained in order to achieve the desired outcome.

Fascial training offers a “bottom up’ approach aimed at gaining improvement of performance of desirable dance elements such as graceful walking while pushing into the floor, smooth efficient on-axis ochos and giros, and snappy rebounds.  If you want to be better at one or more of the above, this workshop is for you!

6:00 – 7:00 pm: Lecture / workshop

7:00 – 9:00 pm: Practica

Venue: Martin Batchelor Gallery, 712 Cormorant St.       

Cost: $15

Limited numbers. Contact Vanessa to register:  vlwinn@telus.net

Hourly Schedule

6pm - 7pm
Workshop and Presentation with Dr. Shawluk
7pm - 9pm


May 30 2017


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Martin Batchelor Gallery


Martin Batchelor Gallery
712 Cormorant St, Victoria, BC V8W 1P8
Alive Tango Victoria


Alive Tango Victoria
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