Teacher’s Workshop


This Years Teachers Workshop are multiple. Director Jehrin Alexandria will be teaching a series of Master Classes/Auditions in March.  Please see the Audition page for details and information.  

Our traditional winter workshop will be held in Costa Rica in Janaury with Philip Beamish International Ballet Coach, Teacher and Creator of Beamish BodyMind Balancing® technique. Please see the page marked Winter Study with Philip Beamish. 

Video of Past Teachers Workshop at NDI

This Teacher's Workshop is offered in conjunction with the Northwest Dance Intensive.  Participants will have a chance to observe and/or participate in the exercises that form the foundation of the Beamish BodyMind Balancing® technique.

You'll discover how to use this innovative method to produce remarkable results for dancers of all levels. We guarantee you will not have seen this material before!

After each session there will be a question and answer session with consultant Philip Beamish creator of the Beamish BodyMind Balancing Technique.

Participation in the exercise portion of the class is not mandatory. However, since the work is quite gentle, it is quite possible to participate even if you haven't danced or exercised for years.  Philip's work "meets a person where they are at".

Philip Beamish 2011 NDI

Optimizing Turnout, Flexibility and Connections in Dance:

For the Dance Instructor, Advanced Dancer, Pilates Instructor and Dance Medicine/Science Professional. The Beamish Bodymind Balancing® technique was created by Philip Beamish to train all levels of dancers. It is the product of many years of investigation into the relationship between the mind, the body, and energy flow.  It incorporates various aspects of acupressure, Do In (a Chinese massage and exercise technique), yoga, meditation, kinesiology, and osteopathy, in order to align the body and focus the mind to obtain maximum results while eliminating unnecessary tensions.  This can then be applied to any type of physical activity, although it is primarily orientated to classical ballet technique.

Beamish Bodymind Balancing is based on the premise that what we give, we always get back.  Philip says: “If you respect the laws of movement, and treat your body gently and with intelligence, then, through dance, you will get back what you put in.”  In other words, many dancers put a in a huge amount of effort and get minimal results.  The techniques Philip has developed allow "maximum return on investment" - hard work is rewarded with great improvement.

The exercises enable dancers to reshape their bodies and calm and focus their minds, with spectacular results on and off stage.  The technique is a tool to maintain a healthy, youthful body, a focused mind, a balanced emotional state, and avoid chronic injuries. It also promotes self esteem, and prolongs the ability not only to dance longer, but to live a richer and more satisfying life.

*If you choose to participate you will need a Yoga Mat.


  • Testimonials

    "Last year was my first year going to any dance intensive and I didn’t know what to expect. Northwest Dance Intensive helped me improve my flaws more than ever. Unfortunately I had injured my foot foot a couple weeks before the intensive. The teachers definitly did not let this stop me from getting the full experience at NDI. I learned more in 3 weeks than I could ever imagine, such as the correct way to hold my body and how to use my muscles and lines correctly to improve my dancing. My technique has been better than ever after taking class with Phillip and Jehrin. I have also learned from all of the teachers to be myself while i’m dancing and that it isn’t about the steps, but its about how you interpret the steps in your dancing. This is a life lesson I will cherish forever. They were so understanding of any problems or flaws anyone had. I made so many amazing friends and had a blast in the dorms as well. I cannot express how much I appreciate everyone there for making me a better dancer and a better person and i can not wait for next year!"
    Gracie Hassing
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