Jaered is one of our amazing new TruBe trainers. He is a professional ballet dancer and has trained at the Royal Ballet school and performed with some of the world’s leading companies including the Royal Ballet, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and the Norwegian National Ballet. He also trains in yoga and pilates.
TruBe will be adding a new service soon offering kids workouts in any discipline to improve general fitness, coordination and mobility. Most importantly, these sessions will incorporate a motivating and fun element allowing them to feel more stimulated. TruBe interviewed Jaered to find out a little bit about him and what it’s like training with children.
How long have you been training in dance and how did you get into it?
I have been training in ballet for 18 years and started ballet when I was 2 years old. Dance became a channel to let off steam and a way to focus my energy in a productive and artistic way. When I was 11, I decided I wanted to dance full time and joined the Royal ballet school. After graduating at 19, I was lucky enough to join several ballet companies all over the world. I still dance to as a freelance dancer to this day as well as being a Trube trainer, as dance is part of my life.
What is your biggest achievement?
I have had many great achievements throughout my dance career as I have performed all over the world such as Australia, USA, China, Japan, France to name a few. For me, performing at particular venues are my biggest achievements, for example The Royal Albert hall, The Royal opera house (in front of the queen) and the Kennedy centre in Washington D.C.
What do you enjoy about training with children?
I enjoy teaching children because there is generally a huge level of optimism which is infectious. Kids are so receptive and you see improvements very quickly which is extremely rewarding. By teaching children ballet, I like to think I am setting them up with fundamental life skills in coordination, posture, self discipline and giving them a sense of artistic freedom which they will have for their whole life. This is an extremely special thing.
How do you structure workouts with kids?
When I teach children I incorporate a focus on repetition so as to almost program their bodies as they develop and grow. I enforce movement patterns so they work correctly and safely throughout their development. I always make sure they are having fun and include enough variation so they stay engaged and feel encouraged and inspired by what they are doing and achieving.
Where are the workouts held?
Workouts can be held in people’s homes for ballet however this is only for barre, centre work and refining technical work. Jumping should be done in a ballet studio on a special sprung floor.
What is your biggest success story?
My biggest success story would probably be when I worked with the outreach program for the Royal New Zealand ballet. Some of the kids that I have coached are now in professional vocational dance schools and few of the older ones have joined dance companies and are working as professionals.
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