Five a Day

Join RAD Teacher and professional dancer, Camille Bracher for Five a Day; a series of videos consisting of five fitness exercises for you to do at home, each day.

Choose from cardio, core or chair-based; it’s a great way for everyone to keep moving, stay active and stay healthy.

Camille is holding strength and toning sessions, ballet classes and stretch sessions on Instagram and Zoom for all ages and levels. Follow @camillebracher on Instagram for updates on classes.

Important Disclaimer

Please note: Some of the exercises in this series may not be appropriate for children and sedentary or older participants. Please read the following before taking part:

As with any form of physical exercise, you are taking part at your own risk, and should only do those activities that you consider safe for your own body and the space in which you are working. It is important that you understand any existing conditions you may have that may preclude you from doing any of the suggested exercises presented. If in doubt, please consult a medical expert before participating. Please make sure you have read any instructions, carefully taking note of any advice on age appropriateness or any necessary prior experience.

It is your responsibility to make sure that you have a suitable and safe area, free of obstacles, in which to participate. We suggest an area of at least 3 metres by 3 metres. Make sure that the floor surface is suitable to work on and that you have footwear appropriate for that surface. If you are holding onto an object for balance, please make sure that is it extremely stable. As we are working remotely, we are unable to give personal feedback.

Remember:

  • Before you begin, remember that it is vital that you warm up before and cool down after any exercise session.
  • If something hurts stop immediately! These exercises should not cause pain or discomfort. Every ‘body’ is different, and you should work within your limitations.
  • Please take things at your own pace. As this is an online activity, you can pause, stop, and restart whenever you need to. You may also modify exercises so that they do not push the extremes of your capabilities.

Cardio exercises

Core exercises

Chair-based exercises

Leg and core

 

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Just as it is important to get your five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, so too is it vital to keep moving and exercising everyday. Five A Day is a series of videos that I have been working on in collaboration with @royalacademyofdance. Each video will consist of 5 different exercises which should be repeated 8 times (8 on each leg where applicable). Once you have completed all 5 exercises, repeat the whole combination 3-5 times. These videos are for dancers and non dancers alike in order to stay fit and healthy. Let’s keep motivated together! Please take care of yourself when doing these exercises and stay within your own particular limits. Front picture 📷 @magdahoffman_dancephotography

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Camille Bracher biography

Camille received her dance training in Johannesburg South Africa. She won the Outstanding Contemporary Dancer Award at the Youth America Grand Prix (2007), the Junior Contemporary Division at the South African International Ballet Competition and second prize in the Junior Girls Division at the Helsinki International Ballet Competition (2009).

Camille joined the Royal Ballet in 2010 and was promoted to First Artist in 2015. Her repertory includes ‘Entertainer’ (The Invitation), ‘White Cat’ (The Sleeping Beauty), ‘Arabian dance’ (The Nutcracker), pas de six (Giselle) and a principal role in Infra. Camille had a pas de deux created for her by Tamara Rojo and also had roles created on her in Wayne McGregor’s Carbon Life and Woolf Works, Christopher Wheeldon’s Corybantic Games and Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern (which received the Olivier Award for New Dance Production).

Camille performed as the principal dancer in Inala (choreographed by world-renowned choreographer and director Mark Baldwin) alongside Grammy award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Edinburgh Festival in August 2014 and at Sadlers Wells in July 2015. She performed with the cast of Inala in The Royal Variety Performance in December 2014.

Camille graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance Professional Dancers’ Teaching Course with a distinction in August 2018. She also completed the Guildhall’s course for Core Skills in Executive Coaching and Mentoring in August 2019.

She joined Company Wayne McGregor from January 2019 to March 2020. She toured with the company all over the world and performed in pieces such as Autobiography, Far and Outlier. She was also part of the worldwide premiere of Living Archive in Los Angeles (July 2019) which was a collaboration with Thomas Adès and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.