The Melbourne Dance and Performer's Clinic is the foremost centre for the treatment, assessment and management of dance related injuries in Melbourne. Our involvement with the Australian Ballet School and VCASS has been extensive, and we also care for dancers from many other ballet and dance studios, in addition to assisting performers from some of Melbourne's greatest theatre shows. We pride ourselves on our involvement with the Arts. Consequentially, we have developed specific expertise in the treatment of dance and performance related injuries - especially in the treatment of lower limb injuries. Many injuries that affect dancers are unique to their discipline. We are familiar with these conditions and can provide the optimum assessment and treatment.
For the budding ballerina we also perform pointe assessments and provide advice as to how you may perform stretching and strengthening exercises to optimise your ballet career.
Pre Pointe and Dance Assessments
A Pre Pointe Assessment is designed to determine if a young dancer is ready for the rigours of pointe work. The Pre Pointe Assessment offered by the Melbourne Dance and Performers Clinic has been specifically designed by Sarah Way from her extensive work with adolescent dancers. This assessment will look at the alignment, strength and stability of each dancer and should they not be physically ready for pointe work, will address any areas of concern. The Melbourne Dance and Performers clinic also offers tertiary entrance physical assessments. Many of the tertiary dance schools require dancers to be screened as part of the application process for the course. This screening is combined with the dancers audition and will allow the admission panel to review any physical reasons for technical variation. Both of these assessments take up to one hour to complete.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early in order to fill out all the necessary paperwork. Contact us for further guidance.
Australian Ballet School 2 Kavanagh St, Southbank VIC 3006