Category: Pilates

Spotlight: Julie Niekrasz

Today is Ballet Memphis dancer Julie Niekrasz's birthday, so what better way to celebrate than do a spotlight on her! Julie's had a full summer so far. She’s been teaching Pilates and creative movement at Shelby Farms Nature Camp , living out one of Ballet Memphis’s visions of helping kids instill healthy habits early on. She’s also teaching in the Pilates Centre as well as in at the Ballet Memphis School summer intensive , where she has a group of students who’ve just started on pointe.... Read More
Posted by Joan Biddle at Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 0 comments
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Summer's Here: Classes, Pilates, and More

Here in the south it's summer, and the studios are stirring with Summer Intensive Workshops for the Ballet Memphis School. Check out all of our summer class options here.   And over at our Pilates Centre , be sure to stop by for the first ever equipment sampler workshop THIS WEDNESDAY June 12, from 2 to 4 pm, where you can come in and try out the different equipment and see demos. The Pilates Centre features weekly classes including Active Aging, Pilates for Men and Core Barre. It's... Read More
Posted by Joan Biddle at Monday, June 10, 2013 | 0 comments
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We're More than Just Ballet, We're Pilates

    Today I visited The Pilates Centre of Ballet Memphis at 1789 Kirby in East Memphis. I took a great mat class with Tamara Hoffmann. The Pilates Centre of Ballet Memphis teaches the STOTT PILATES® method mat and equipment classes - groups, privates, and semi-privates. Pilates is an excellent way to stay in shape, prevent injury, and improve alignment, balance and strength. The STOTT® method focuses on the five basic principles of Pilates: breathing, pelvic placement, ribcage... Read More
Posted by Joan Biddle at Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 0 comments
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