Stability with Mobility Volume 1 - For Dancers

Featuring principal dancer Heather Ogden of The National Ballet of Canada, the program combines strengthening, stability and stretches developed by Ginette Hamel together with a synthesis of other effective exercises. The emphasis is on deep core stability work and the strengthening of specific muscles used in dance. A large number of exercises focus on strengthening the ankles and lower legs, preparing the young dancer for pointe work, while also helping the advanced dancer keep these muscles strong and injury free.


"The exercises Ginette has developed are effective solutions for a variety of basic physical problems stemming from lack of core stability. The exercises are not just physically well designed, but also require the connection between the idea and the action that is central to expressive movement. Any dancer who is serious about having a long and satisfying career should consider adding these exercises to his or her arsenal. "

Lindsay Fischer
Artistic Director of YOU dance, a joint program between The National Ballet of Canada and Canada's National Ballet School.

Some exercises are not suitable for everyone. If unsure about this exercise program, please consult your medical practitioner first.

The creators, producers and distributors of this program do not accept responsibility for any injury or accident incurred as a result of following the Stability and Mobility Volume 1 and 2 exercise programs.

DO NOT EXERCISE If you are feeling unwell or in pain from an injury, please consult your Medical Practitioner before attempting the exercises.

Always work within your own comfort zone- do not push yourself too hard - listen to your body. If an exercise gives you discomfort, recheck your position. The only exercises that could give you discomfort are the self massage exercises. The discomfort should go away once you stop. Stop any exercise if you experience numbness or tingling.

This video was not made for pregnant women however, they may benefit from the stability chapter in the exercise program.

You may want to view this video at least one time before participating to get familiar with the program.