This is where people in both the U.S. and Japan can regain beautiful posture regardless of age, across national borders.
In spite of the 13-hour (DST, 14-hours in winter) time difference between Japan and Washington D.C., the 60-minute lesson—regardless of distance or nationality—is a place for physical development and cross-cultural interaction.
In Ageless Ballet Stretch lessons, you will get in touch with your body through deep breathing and slow movements that loosen tight muscles and tendons, straighten your posture, and lead you to notice and strengthen weak muscles, all with the goal of increasing your flexibility.
Posture and aging are closely related. As your back becomes hunched, other aspects of aging accelerate.
In our lessons, we will give you easy-to-understand explanations of what you are doing and why, as well as what to pay attention to in your body. Ageless Ballet Stretch is a doctor-supervised program that gently adapts basic ballet training for middle-aged and elderly people.
Body development transcends nationalities and borders. For example, in the United States, the medical insurance situation is very different from that in Japan. There is no universal health insurance, and the expenses are higher, so it is even more important to maintain a healthy body.
There are many physical changes between 40 and 50 years old, 50 and 60, 60 and 70. If you are not exercising, the physical changes you will see in 10 years, are considerable. As you age, being aware of which phase of life you are in, discovering physical challenges, and solving those challenges through our classes can make a big difference in your life.
In fact, in face-to-face class lessons, we often hear from students about a reduction in symptoms such as poor circulation, stiff shoulders, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, disk misalignment, and knee pain. Our lessons are fun, and when you participate regularly, you can expect to see positive changes in your body within six months to a year.
The lessons are mainly conducted in Japanese, but thanks to the work of an interpreter, we maintain a bilingual classroom environment.
After these lessons, there will be some time for conversation, so you can engage with others even while far away.
You can make new friends no matter how old you are!
Why don’t you start with a trial lesson?
※The Japan-US Online Class is provided with communication assistance from M&K Communication, Inc. in the United States.
Ageing and posture are linked.
If your posture worsens, you will age more quickly.
First, we will straighten your posture through the lessons.
Next, we will strengthen your muscles to maintain that posture. We will focus particularly on strengthening your core and lower body.
Flexibility and a sense of balance are also important factors.
Strengthening lower body muscles
Improved Sense of Balance
60 Minute Lessons – The first half (30 minutes) is all about Long Breath Stretches and getting in touch with your body.
The second half (30 minutes) is about stretching muscles to maintain a straight posture, especially stretching the lower body core. The goal is to improve your sense of balance.
① Sunday Class (ET) (Monday in Japan) 7:00pm～8:00pm
② Thursday Class (ET) (Friday in Japan) 7:00pm～8:00pm
※Summer time : 8:00pm～9:00pm
Since there is a time difference of 13 hours between Washington D.C. and Japan (in the case of daylight-saving time), the dates and times will be different.
ET indicates US Eastern Time, JT indicates Japan Time.
(1)After you register, a member verification URL is sent to your email address. Please click the URL and complete the verification process on the screen. You can now log in to the online lesson reservation page.
(2)When your online lesson registration is completed, please click the “Reserve a Lesson” button in My Page. Then click on the class of your choice in the calendar to reserve a lesson.
(3)Press “Take a lesson” 10 minutes before the lesson time in My Page.
*You will find the “Take a lesson” button in My Page.
*An automatic reminder will be sent 24 hours as well as 1 hour prior to the lesson.
(4)Please contact us if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please always include your name when you contact us.
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Something to hold onto (the back of a chair, etc.), drinks, no shoes (please participate barefoot)
1. Stretching to relax the body - 30min
2. Training to build posture & muscle strength - 15min
3. Stepping exercises to cultivate a sense of balance – 15min
※We will provide simple explanations before starting.
Tomoko will teach the lessons from Osaka, Japan.
Participants from the U.S.: 10 lessons : $134.00(US) / 1 lesson : $15.00(US)
Participants from Japan: 10 lessons : ¥15,000 / 1 lesson : ¥1,700
Please use Paypal (various credit cards) for the lesson ticket.