Healthier Dancer Days: Strength and conditioning for dancers

Thu 12 Nov 2020
12:30 - 14:30
Online through Zoom
Free for DI Members / €5 Non-Members
Khyle Eccles

Our Healthier Dancer Days this year invite you to take some time out to tune in to the needs of the dancing body and mind.  The programme is dedicated to the unique and unprecedented challenges for dancers at this time with in depth sessions on yoga for dancers, somatics in action, mindful practice, supplementary training and conditioning, and advocating for your needs. The workshops offer information and techniques to take into your training and practice and support you to navigate the months ahead.

Strength and conditioning for dancers - What, How and When
with Khyle Eccles

In this webinar Khyle will break down what dancer specific strength and conditioning is, and explain when, and how to engage with it.

The first part of this session will introduce and breakdown athletic training for dancers, and how this has a positive effect on technical training and creative dance performance (limiting fatigue, increasing physical literacy, reducing physiological restrictions for creative work etc.)

The second will look at identifying the needs of a specific style or performance to help direct a dancers integrated strength and conditioning. Looking at how to actually perform this training over a period of time for progressive performance enhancement.


Khyle Eccles is a movement, dance, and performance specialist with a varied portfolio career. He is one of very few dance specific strength and conditioning specialists in the UK, and an award winning lecturer.

Khyle received his BA(hons) at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, and his MSc Dance Science at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

As a strength and conditioning specialist, Khyle works to provide specific prehabilitation and performance enhancement training strategies to support dancers in training and performance; helping to establish a high athletic capacity to support genre specific technique and reduce physical limitations to creative work.

His research looks into the athletic development and competency of dancers.

As a performer, Khyle has performed internationally with numerous makers and companies; working with STREB Extreme Action, Dance Theatre of Ireland, Upswing Aerial, Generating Company, Luca Silvistrini, Arthur Pita, Liam Steel.

Khyle is also creative collaborator, maker, choreographer, working with Rachel Birch-Lawson to create exciting dance theatre productions, as well as being a rehearsal director in dance theatre and musical theatre genres; working extensively with British Youth Music Theatre.

Khyle teaches across multiple institutions including Trinity Laban, The Urdang Academy, Academy of Dramatic Arts Zagreb, and many more in-between.


This workshop is free for DI Members but booking required
Non-Members: €5
Book online HERE 

More workshops in this series

Access, Intimacy and Retrieval; Creating Your Own Access Rider
with Alexandrina Hemsley
Tues 10 Nov, 11.30 - 12.30
More info and booking here

Somatics in Action 1
with Lauren Kearns
Tues 10 Nov, 2.30 - 4pm
More info and booking here 

Somatics in Action 2
with Lauren Kearns
Wed 11 Nov, 12 - 1.30pm
More info and booking here 

Mobilizing the Wisdom Body
with Anya Porter
Wed 11 Nov, 2 - 3.30pm
More info and booking here 

"At home" training for strength and conditioning
with Khyle Eccles
Thurs 12 Nov, 3.30 - 5pm
More info and booking here

For further information:

  • Telephone: +353 1 855 8800
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