BASI Pilates™ Foundation and Comprehensive Teacher Training with Dance Specialization
Summer Intensive taught by Karen Clippinger at CSULB
July 6-16 and August 7-18, 2017

The Body Arts and Science (BASI®) Pilates Teacher Training was established by Pilates Master Teacher Rael Isacowitz in 1995. This program integrates the original work of Joseph Pilates with current scientific knowledge. The course covers extensive Pilates repertoire, as well as valuable theoretical and practical information related to postural analysis, Pilates exercise analysis, and exercise program design. BASI is recognized for offering one of the most comprehensive and prestigious Pilates training programs available. It has been offered in Australia, Austria, Brazil, England, Germany, Israel, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and South Africa, as well as at numerous sites in the United States, as well as at numerous other international and national sites.

◊ The BASI Pilates® Teacher Training Course with Dance Specialization covers modules developed by Rael Isacowitz contained in the Foundation Apparatus Program (six modules) and Comprehensive Apparatus Program (six modules) that are taught at other BASI sites. These modules include extensive traditional Pilates repertoire utilizing mats, the reformer, Cadillac, wunda chair, and barrel; emphasizing effective cueing, their kinesiological basis, and modifications for different skill levels and select populations. This unique offering at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), also includes dance-specific repertoire (mat and Pilates apparatus) developed by Karen Clippinger to help improve key areas such as extensions, arabesques, turnout, and ankle-foot control. While some of this repertoire is primarily appropriate for dancers, figure skaters, and gymnasts, other exercises can be used with general populations for fun and variety. Prior dance experience is recommended but not required in all cases.

This program is designed in an intensive format to facilitate attendance by students, teachers, and out of town participants. Past participants have come from Arizona, Florida , Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington, Austria, China, Japan, South Africa, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, as well as many local areas. However, due to this intensive format some prior Pilates experience is highly recommended, and a basic understanding of anatomy is very helpful. Participants are also encouraged to register early, so that they can use their study guide to help prepare for the course.

◊ Requirements for Certificate of Completion

Course Attendance (hours may vary slightly based on class size):

Foundation Apparatus Program with Dance Specialization (July 6-16)
July 6-9 (9am to 6pm)
July 10 (Review/Practice; 10am to 2pm)
July 11 (9am to 6pm)
July 12 (Study/Rest day, no class)
July 13-15 (9am to 6pm)
July 16 (Testing; 9am-2pm)

Comprehensive Apparatus Program with Dance Specialization (August 7-18)
August 7-10 (9am to 6pm)
August 11 (Study/Rest day, no class)
August 12 (9am-6pm)
August 13 (Review/Practice; 10am to 4pm)
August 14-16 (9am-6pm)
August 17 (Practice Teaching; 10am to 2pm)
August 18 (Testing; 9am to 3pm)

Exams: Participants must achieve a grade of 70% or higher on written and practical exams related to theory and repertoire.

Other Requirements:
100 Observation hours (at an approved studio)*
200 Practice teaching hours*
200 Practical hours*
(Participants may request to reduce these hours on the basis of experience)

*Additional fees may be required in some circumstances

General: Foundation with Dance Specialization $1,999 + Comprehensive with Dance Specialization $1,799 = $3,798
Student rate: Foundation with Dance Specialization $1,999 + Comprehensive with Dance Specialization $1,451 = $3,450
(cost includes course, exams, dance manual, and the full set of BASI course workbooks)

◊ More Information

E-mail: (Karen Clippinger has a very demanding work schedule and communication by email is highly recommended, even if it is to set up a time to talk on the phone.)

Or call BASI Headquarters at 1(866) 992-2742

◊ Registration

To register for this course:
1) Fill out the registration form (PDF) and e-mail or mail a copy of it to Karen Clippinger or

2) E-mail or call and request a brochure be sent to your address and return the attached registration form by mail or

3) Call BASI Headquarters for instructions at 1(866)992-2742

Students must send a copy of their current full-time student ID as verification by email or postal service to Karen Clippinger or BASI headquarters with their deposit. Upon receipt, a student will be advised of further payment procedures.

Mail to: Karen Clippinger
185 Claremont Ave
Long Beach, CA 90803
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