Get Fit This Month In The Marblehead School Of Ballet's Stretch And Strength Workshop

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Get Fit This Month In The Marblehead School Of Ballet's Stretch And Strength WorkshopAre you looking for a different kind of exercise class to achieve your fitness goals in 2018? The Marblehead School of Ballet's (MSB) special Stretch and Strength Workshop can help you get started. The workshop, open to teenagers and adults, will be presented on Sunday, January 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the studio, located at 115 Pleasant Street in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

MSB's Stretch and Strength Workshop for dancers and non-dancers provides a unique exercise class. Taught by Director Paula K. Shiff, recipient of Salem State University's 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts, the pace of the workshop and the exercises are designed to meet each student's needs.

The workshop uses various modalities to increase kinesthetic awareness, improve alignment, strength, and flexibility. "Our unique workshop is designed to enhance dance and sport skills, while promoting better health. Students learn exercises outside the dance vocabulary to aid the development of better alignment, flexibility, core strength and body awareness," said Shiff, who trained at the Boston Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre and the Martha Graham Studio and performed with the Boston Ballet.

The tuition for the workshop is $25. Pre-registration is required. To register for the workshop, call 781-631-6262, or send an e-mail to

Celebrating its 46th year, the Marblehead School of Ballet, founded in 1971 by Paula K. Shiff, has earned a wide reputation for the excellence of its training and integrity of purpose. Classical ballet forms the core of teaching with particular emphasis on correct alignment and development of strength and agility. The sheer pleasure of dance and music is always central to the classroom experience.

The basic graded program for children includes classes in ballet technique with advanced work in repertoire and pointe. The school also offers a modern dance department, classes for young children in creative movement and classes in improvisation and technique for the older student. A full range of adult classes is offered.

MSB is home to the North Shore Civic Ballet Company (NSCBC). The NSCB gives concert performances and a variety of educational programs for schools; all are suitable for different age groups and levels of development.

For further information, call 781-631-6262, send an e-mail to or visit

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