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Course Description

Dancers are elite athletes! We treat them like elite athletes!

This course will take you through a unique and functional approach to Dance Conditioning and Rehabilitation and will focus on re-educating movement patterns interrupted after injury and surgery and developing Dance Performance. You will learn a series of functional techniques that you can immediately use in your practice or lessons.

This movement re-patterning methodology has been developed to educate the neuromuscular and proprioceptive systems, not only on how to move, but how fast to move thereby enhancing movement efficiency, movement performance and injury prevention.

First, you will learn how to analyse movement patterns using the DMS Functional Movement Analysis. This will teach you how to spot uncontrolled, inefficient and compensatory movement.

You will then learn a series of techniques and exercises that are designed to develop motor control and improve overall functional movement. The movements are progressive from simple-to-advanced patterns and from low-level-to-high-level. You will learn and experience basic movement re-education to functional neuromuscular stimulation, to dynamic movement development. 

It is a very practical-based course with lots of physical participation in order that you can fully understand the correct technique and experience the physical effects of the movements.

The Movement School acknowledges dancers as elite athletes and understands the various physical demands across all genres of the performing arts. 

We have worked with hundreds of dancers of all ages including after injury, taking them through to improved conditioning and performance. 

Course Length

2 days


Elmhurst Ballet School, 249 Bristol Road, West Midlands, B5 7UH

Who is the course for?

For dance teachers, coaches, choreographers, health care professionals, personal trainers, dancers, strength and conditioning coaches, parents, and educators.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the theory behind the Movement Re-Patterning for Rehabilitation methodology
  • Understand movement & motor re-education after injury or surgery
  • Understand, identify and correct compensatory and uncontrolled movement
  • Learn techniques for Rehabilitation and movement re-patterning and Rehabilitation Exercises
  • Learn techniques for Dance Conditioning, muscle activation & recruitment
  • Learn methods for stimulating the nervous system


Day 1

  • Movement Re-Patterning
  • The Methodology and how it works
  • Motor Neuro Training
  • Proprioceptive Training
  • Analysing Movement
  • Practical Session
  • Rehabilitation Toolkit
  • Q & A Throughout the day

Day 2

  • Movement Repatterning - Practical Session
  • Functional Movement Analysis
  • Correcting Movement Patterns
  • Movement Re-patterning - Practical Session
  • Common mistakes in Rehabilitation
  • Speed & Conditioning Development
  • Case Studies
  • Q & A Throughout the day


Mike Antoniades

Rehabilitation & Performance Director

Mike is the founder and Performance & Rehabilitation Director of the Movement & Running School. He has specialised in movement biomechanics, movement re- patterning and rehabilitation after injury or surgery. Mike has been a coach for over 40 years and set-up the first Rehabilitation & Speed centre in the UK in 1999. He has coached in the UK, Europe, Japan, and the USA. He has worked extensively with professional and recreational dancers on Rehabilitation and Performance. He has also coached at professional level in sport and is a consultant for several professional Football clubs as well as elite athletes. As well as Dancers from ballet, musical theatre and contemporary dance, he works with young athletes and teams from, The English Premiership, English Championship, German Bundesliga, Rugby Union, Rugby league, Handball, Lacrosse, European Olympic Associations as well as Elite Track & Field athletes including World & Olympic Medallists. His Movement Re-Patterning methodology is not restricted to elite and up and coming athletes, 50% of all the clients to the two London centres come for rehabilitation after surgery or injury. He runs CPD education courses and workshops for coaches, medical practitioners and rehabilitation specialists and has been described as one of the most “Innovative Coaches and Rehabilitation Specialists in Europe”.

Josef Pace

Clinical Lead Physiotherapist & Rehabilitation Director

Josef Pace is the owner of PhysioPoint & The Movement School Malta, Director of Rehabilitation within Da Vinci Health, Malta and Clinical lead Physiotherapist of Strength in Dance a newly set up venture aimed to spread the benefits of The Movement School Methodology within the dance world.  He qualified as a Physiotherapist from the University of Malta in 2001, furthered his studies at master’s level in Musculoskeletal Medicine through Middlesex University London, is a certified MSK Sonographer through University of East London, Certified Pilates Instructor and a Certified Running and Movement Technique Specialist (CRTS) through The Running School UK.  Since 2014 Josef Pace was appointed Head Physiotherapist of Swieqi United Football Club, Malta and in 2015 he set up the Emergency Department Physiotherapy Service within Mater Dei Hospital (national hospital) and since 2020 was appointed as manager of the out patient Physiotherapy Services within Mater Dei Hospital Malta. Apart from being heavily involved in the sports scene and being appointed on the European COST platform of “Shoulder pain in Europe: Reducing the burden and Improving outcomes", he is also a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and since Dec 2022 he forms part of the CPD committee of IADMS. He is also a member of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine, is a UK registered Physiotherapist and has a keen interest in improving the management of dance performance and injury prevention. Having been involved in the dance seen for over 20 years through his wife and daughter a vocational student at a leading UK Ballet School through which he could feel the lacuna of rehab specific and enhanced performance ability within this very unique dancer population a course specific module based on the methodology developed by Mike Antoniades founder of the internationally acclaimed performance and rehab centre the Strength in Dance project was born in 2021 developed in 2022 and implemented in 2023.

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