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Isabella McGuire Mayes • 3 Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Lesson 1 – Exercises
    12:00
  • Lesson 2 – Stretches
    20:00
  • Lesson 3 – Final Stretches and Imagery
    06:00
Introduction

Welcome to the Développé Front Course.

Course outline

About this course.

Prepare to get your legs strong, beautiful and high to the front!
This a very hard position to achieve in strength and flexibility. We will get it looking beautiful.

Isabella will take you through all the key exercises, stretches, and imagery you need to progress your height of leg to the front and develop a new level of understanding you didn’t have before.

It’s not just about the working leg. Of course we need strength here but we also need strength and connection with the supporting leg. Having proper turnout connection here will allow the leg to progress higher to the front almost instantly.

Let’s dive in and improve.

Course breakdown.
Lesson 1 – Exercises
12:00

To Begin your course we will starting with key exercises to target the muscles used to life the leg to the front. The reason why this is so critical is because we don’t want to overuse the hip flexors. These tendons can get very irritated and cause injury. Isabella will teach you how to connect with your Psoas muscle which is a key component of lifting the legs with strength and ease to the front.

Lesson 2 – Stretches
20:00

Of course in order to lift the legs high we need a good range of flexibility. Isabella focuses on doing these stretches in turnout as well as parallel. This will allow you to keep the hips square and sustain your turnout whilst the leg is high.

Lesson 3 – Final Stretches and Imagery
06:00

In this lesson we go over our final stretches at the barre and imagery to help lift the leg beautifully high and with the correct muscle usage. This is where we tie it all together. With consistent practice you will 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.
  • Exercises to build strength in the hip flexors
  • Exercises to build strength in the psoas
  • Stretches for the hamstring and hip flexors to increase range
  • Imagery for the développé
  • How to hold your turnout during the extension
  • Identify where your weakness is
Who is this for?
  • Dancers of intermediate level flexibility
  • Dancers struggling with either flexibility or strength
  • Dancers struggling to hold turn out when the leg is up
  • Dancer struggling with a bent supporting leg in attitude or devant
Who is this not for?
  • Not for the dancer with a beginner level of flexibility
  • If you have super tight hamstrings. Work on this in the online studio
  • If you’re a total beginner and can’t do a low and placed développé
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
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to Online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
Most popular!
Committed
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
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to Online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
Serious
Principal -7 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
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to Online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
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
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to Online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
Most popular!
Committed
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
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to Online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
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
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to Online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
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