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DR. LISA ELLIS

Doctor. Dance coach. DANCE PRESCRIPTION Director.

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MORE THAN DANCE.

Dr. Lisa creates happy, healthy athletes with extraordinary creative vision.

Her mission? To equip today's youth with the skills and confidence to conquer the world.

DANCE PRESCRIPTION

Dr. Lisa Ellis' advanced extension program for talented and dedicated dancers

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Dr. Lisa

Dr. Lisa Ellis is a pioneer in worldwide jazz technique. With a focus on injury prevention, she teaches dancers to love themselves and celebrate the incredible feats their bodies are able to perform.

As well as running her DANCE PRESCRIPTION program based in Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Lisa tours nationally and internationally with her Just What The Doctor Ordered Workshops. These popular masterclasses focus on understanding the anatomy, psychology and physiology of dance in order to fast track dancers' successes in a supportive and encouraging environment.

When she's not working closely with the youth of today, Dr. Lisa Ellis can be found working full time as a doctor at a metropolitan Melbourne hospital.

The Lab Assistants

Dr. Lisa handpicks dancers she trains through her DANCE PRESCRIPTION program to accompany her at her Just What The Doctor Ordered Workshops. These Assistants get flown around the world by Dr. Lisa to meet different dance communities and inspire and connect with dancers from all backgrounds.

The current Just What The Doctor Ordered assistants are Prawn, Alien Baby Face, Indiana Jones, KittyCat, Olaf, Peaches. The current "Interns" (assistants in training) are Sweet Pea and Nugget.

 

WORKSHOPS

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open workshops

BOOKINGS NOW OPEN!

Dr. Lisa’s workshops are world famous for providing expert training and tools in a fun, fast paced learning environment, catering for all ages and abilities from 6yrs to 25yrs.

THE FLEXIBILITY WORKSHOP!

This workshop will focus on FLEXIBILITY! What is it? How do you improve it? How far is too far? And what are the secrets to safely achieving flexibility FAST?! Dr. Lisa will take the dancers on an expedition to explore their strengths and weaknesses and to target their problem areas with single minded precision! 

THE SECRET TO TURNS WORKSHOP!

IT'S TIME TO GET THE CONFIDENCE IN TURNS THAT YOU DESERVE!

For years you've been asking for Dr. Lisa's pirouette secrets, for her secret algorithm that has helped hundreds of dancers to increase their pirouettes and is guaranteed to help you smash your pirouette goals - and finally, it's here: Dr. Lisa's The Secret To Turns Workshops is one of her most popular workshops, designed to break down multiple pirouettes into achievable chunks that just.make.sense!

This workshop will focus on PIROUETTES! What are the most important ingredients? How do you analyse your own turns? Exactly what do you practice to increase your turns instantly? If you thought you knew how to spot, think again! Dr. Lisa will take the dancers on an expedition to explore their strengths and weaknesses in their turns and to target their problem areas with single minded precision!

THE LEGS AND EXTENSIONS WORKSHOP!

This workshop will focus on how to blast your audience away with killer kicks and extensions! Dr. Lisa will teach you how to show off the incredible legs you already have, no matter what your flexibility level, and teach you all the best drills for getting your extension and lines where you want them to be! All of the secret tips and drills which have helped the DANCE PRESCRIPTION team to get their legs up high and hold them there will be revealed!

IMPROVISATION NATION WORKSHOP!

It's about time we turned Australia into the IMPROVISATION NATION! This workshop has been created due to popular demand - improvisation is a vital skill for a dancer and too often athletes have never been taught how to do it!

This workshop will focus on breaking down the skills needed for killer impro and practicing each one to give your dancer the tools for head-turning improvisation. Focus will be on building confidence, artistry and musicality to enhance not only impro but choreographic skills, performance quality and self-belief. Get ready to get really REALLY good at Impro!

Come and learn the secret tips and tricks from Director Dr. Lisa Ellis that help DANCE PRESCRIPTION dancers to improve instantly in a friendly and safe environment and get to meet some of the incredible DANCE PRESCRIPTION team themselves!

ATTENTION! Places are strictly limited due to venue restrictions and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis - you better be quick! 

MELBOURNE LEGS AND EXTENSIONS AND IMPROVISATION NATION WORKSHOPS

THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS!

Date: Wednesday 26th September 2018

Time:  9.00am - 11.00am DANCE PRESCRIPTION Legs and Extensions Workshop

          12.00pm - 2.00pm DANCE PRESCRIPTION Improvisation Nation Workshop

Both with 30 minute Q & A and photo opportunity afterwards!

Place: The Space Dance and Arts Centre, The Skydeck, 318 Chapel St. Prahran (enter via Carlton St)

SYDNEY SECRET TO TURNS AND IMPROVISATION NATION WORKSHOPS

COMING THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Date: Friday 12th October 2018

Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm - DANCE PRESCRIPTION Secret to Turns Workshop

        1.00pm - 3.00pm DANCE PRESCRIPTION Improvisation Nation Workshop

Both with 30 minute Q & A and photo opportunity afterwards

Place: 32 Bowden Street, Alexandria, NSW

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GOLD COAST SECRET TO TURNS AND FLEXIBILITY WORKSHOP

COMING THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Date: Sunday 14th October 2018

Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm - DANCE PRESCRIPTION Secret to Turns Workshop

        1.00pm - 3.00pm DANCE PRESCRIPTION Flexibility Workshop

Both with 30 minute Q & A and photo opportunity afterwards

Place: 2/12 Hinde Street, Southport

AUSTRALIA

THE HOME COUNTRY.

Dr. Lisa Ellis travels all over the great country Down Under every week to deliver her DANCE PRESCRIPTION Workshops. Cities visited so far in 2018 include Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Albury, Wangaratta, Bargara, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast and of course Melbourne.

If you would like to get Dr. Lisa in to your studio to blow your dancer's minds click the button below!

NORTH AMERICA

2019 ARE YOU READY?

Having toured across the U. S. of A. in 2016, Dr. Lisa is finally coming back due to popular demand! And she's planning to pop up to Canada too (that one's been on the bucket list for decades so it's going to be INSANE)!

If you are interested in booking Dr. Lisa for a Just What The Doctor Ordered Workshop during her North America tour, please click below!

UNITED KINGDOM

THE MOTHERLAND.

Dr. Lisa is currently planning a tour of her favourite kingdom in the world for June 2019, off the back of a very successful tour in December 2017 and April 2018.

Bookings are now open - if you are interested in getting Dr. Lisa in to your studio, please click the button below!

 

INSTAGRAM: @drlisaellis