This course is intended to provide information on stretching, more formally known as flexibility training. It will discuss briefly the different types of stretching, along with their advantages and their disadvantages. It will also provide practical applications to the dancer: when to stretch, how often to stretch, which tissues to stretch, as well as information on age and gender differences. Dancers enrolled in the course will also receive feedback from the instructor.
So, you've accepted the fact that you're not the most flexible... and that getting flexible is hard. But, you also know that flexibility is an important physical advantage, if not a necessity, for a professional dancer. Now, what are you going to do about it?
Dance, and in particular ballet, is characterized by beautiful body shapes and lines, much of which are due to flexibility. Without adequate flexibility, dancers are unlikely to raise themselves to professional standards.
"Enough detail to do it right and see myself improve!"
- Sabrina D, DCTV Ballet Academy
"If you want to be a profesionnal dancer you definitely need to do the stretch class, not only it elongates your muscles and gives you a better range in movement but it is also great for recovery and the mind, i definitely recommend this class! "-
- Melissa R
“Arsen’s stretch class made me understand the correct body placement for ballet better, which I can apply in ballet class.”
- Yuri N
"Stretch and conditioning class with Arsen is such an incredible class because you’re able to make real gains in your flexibility while strengthening all over. Arsen is very knowledgeable about anatomy and works with each person individually to help everyone no matter where they are in their athletic progress, be it conditioning, core strength or flexibility—and whatever you may personally be working on and want to get out of the class. I love feeling pushed to really work hard and push through the pain, which is when you actually get more flexible!"
- Brianna K,
Arsen Serobian was born in Armenia. He trained at the Moscow Academy of Choreography under Professor Alexander Bondarenko. Upon graduation in 1995. In 1997, Arsen moved to the United States and continued performing with several dance companies (in many cases as a guest artist) and dance schools including Chicago Ballet, Indianapolis Ballet, Canton Ballet, Ohio Ballet, San Francisco Dance Theatre, Oakland Ballet, Petaluma Ballet, Media City Ballet, and many others. His repertory includes: La Bayadere, Raymonda, Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker (Lead Prince), Mozart, Sleeping Beauty (Blue Bird), and Le Corsair (Conrad).
Arsen was awarded the prestigious 2004 Lester Horton Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performance for his stunning portrayal of the leading role of Komitas in the Djanbazian Dance Company's critically acclaimed performance of the full-length ballet Komitas "Kroong Bnaver."
In 2005, he graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles and is currently a professional actor and dancer based out of Hollywood.
In 2006 Arsen opened a web-based corporation by the name of Dance Channel TV, Inc., and is the president and CEO of www.dancechanneltv.com
In 2016, Arsen also opened Dance Channel TV Ballet Academy, a school focusing on ballet education based on Vaganova (Russian) style methods. He continues to serve as Artistic Director and teacher at this school. www.dctvsudios.com