BASI Pilates™ Foundation and Graduate Teacher Training with Dance Specialization
Summer Intensive taught by Karen Clippinger at CSULB
July 6-16 and August 5-16, 2019
The Body Arts and Science (BASI®) Pilates Teacher Training was established by Pilates Master Teacher Rael Isacowitz in 1995. BASI Pilates is represented in 20 countries and over 75 sites. This program integrates the original work of Joseph Pilates with current scientific knowledge. The course covers extensive Pilates repertoire, as well as valuable theoretical and practical information related to postural analysis, Pilates exercise analysis, and exercise program design. BASI is recognized for offering one of the most comprehensive and prestigious Pilates training programs available.
The BASI Pilates® Teacher Training Course with Dance Specialization covers modules developed by Rael Isacowitz contained in the Foundation Apparatus Program (six modules) and Graduate Apparatus Program (six modules) that are taught at other BASI sites. These modules include extensive traditional Pilates repertoire utilizing mats, the reformer, Cadillac, wunda chair, and barrel; emphasizing effective cueing, their kinesiological basis, and modifications for different skill levels and select populations. This unique offering at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), also includes dance-specific repertoire (mat and Pilates apparatus) developed by Karen Clippinger to help improve key areas such as extensions, arabesques, turnout, and ankle-foot control. While some of this repertoire is primarily appropriate for dancers, figure skaters, and gymnasts, other exercises can be used with general populations for fun and variety. Prior dance experience is recommended but not required in all cases.
This program is designed in an intensive format to facilitate attendance by students, teachers, and out of town participants. Past participants have come from various countries including Australia, Austria, China, Japan, South Africa, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, as well as many local areas. However, due to this intensive format some prior Pilates experience is highly recommended, and a basic understanding of anatomy is very helpful. Participants are also encouraged to register early, so that they can use their study guide to help prepare for the course.