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Isabella McGuire Mayes • 3 Lessons

  • Beautiful Arms Course – Lesson 1
    10:00
  • Beautiful Arms Course – Lesson 2
    08:00
  • Beautiful Arms Course – Lesson 3
    13:00
Introduction

Welcome to the Beautiful Arms Course.

Course outline

About this course.

Ever wondered how some dancers have such beautiful arms?

They look so light, so soft and elegant. They aren’t stiff or moving like a plank of wood.

There are many elements to making arms look soft. We need strong arms, a flexible back and to know how to move our arms gracefully to mimic swan like movements.

After this course your arms will move beautifully in no time at all. Little changes make a big difference. Enjoy the course and your newly discovered elegant ports de bras!

Course breakdown.
Beautiful Arms Course – Lesson 1
10:00

Stretching out the arms and back  In order to get maximum range of motion in our spine, we need to use our back. If our back and front of chest are stiff it’s going to limit our upper body movement making us look limited and seemingly stiff. These exercises will help open up your back giving you greater range of motion.

Beautiful Arms Course – Lesson 2
08:00

Exercises to improve Strength  In this lesson we will work on exercises to improve your back and arms strength and tone. Another crucial element of moving freely is having the strong correct muscle activation to make it happen. Here we will create long and lean muscles to do so.

Beautiful Arms Course – Lesson 3
13:00

How to move your arms softly like a swan In our final lesson, we will tie it all together and now create soft and elegant ports de bras, implementing Swan arms practice which as you will find is harder than it looks! Enjoy your final lesson, keep implementing the strength and stretch combinations and see the results.

Meet your teacher.

Isabella McGuire Mayes
Founder

​Isabella trained at The Royal Ballet School and then became the first British girl to join the Vaganova Ballet Academy in Saint Petersburg at 15 where she studied for 4 years. She joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet in Russia as a soloist and later danced with Eifman Ballet.

What you’ll learn.
  • Stretches to open up the upper back and shoulders
  • Strengthening exercises for tone back to achieve a wide and flat back
  • We will improve the shape of your arms
  • How to use your arms beautiful while in class
  • How to move your arms elegantly with strength and grace
Who is this for?
  • Dancers of all levels
  • Dancers struggling to connect their arms to their back
  • Dancers wanting to improve the shape of their arms
  • Dancers wanting to move more elegantly and improve upper body
Who is this not for?
  • This is for everyone!
Pricing.

Each tier has something very special to offer. Let’s dive in and see which plan will suit your needs best taking your ballet to the next level!

pricing
Casual
Corps
Hundreds of hours of guided ballet classes, workouts and flexibility training. Guaranteed to get the results you desire behind the scenes.

Watch anytime and anywhere.
£30 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Access to Online Studio Plans & Courses
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Direct communication with Isabella and the Principal team to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where the BWI team walks you through your plan
Committed
Most popular!
Soloist
Dive deep into our signature courses. Learn how to achieve better pirouettes, higher arabesque, stronger pointe work, beginners basics and much more!

Expect a greater understanding, detailed lessons and big progress.
£50 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Access to Online Studio Plans & Courses
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Direct communication with Isabella and the Principal team to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where the BWI team walks you through your plan
Serious
Principal -1 Spaces Available!
Tired of wondering what class to do? Need structure in your routine?

Structured plans made just for you by Isabella along with direct communication with her.

Isabella will help you reach your desired goals. This gets results.

If no spots, contact us to be put on the waitlist.
£75 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Access to Online Studio Plans & Courses
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Direct communication with Isabella and the Principal team to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where the BWI team walks you through your plan
Casual
Corps
Hundreds of hours of guided ballet classes, workouts and flexibility training. Guaranteed to get the results you desire behind the scenes. Watch anytime and anywhere.
£30 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Access to Online Studio Plans & Courses
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Direct communication with Isabella and the Principal team to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where the BWI team walks you through your plan
Committed
Most popular!
Soloist
Dive deep into our signature courses. Learn how to achieve better pirouettes, higher arabesque, stronger pointe work, beginners basics and much more! Expect a greater understanding, detailed lessons and big progress.
£50 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Access to Online Studio Plans & Courses
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Direct communication with Isabella and the Principal team to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where the BWI team walks you through your plan
Serious
Principal
Tired of wondering what class to do? Need structure in your routine? Structured plans made just for you by Isabella along with direct communication with her. Isabella will help you reach your desired goals. This gets results. If no spots, contact us to be put on the waitlist.
£75 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Access to Online Studio Plans & Courses
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Direct communication with Isabella and the Principal team to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where the BWI team walks you through your plan
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