At Dance: The Cutting Edge, we know that dancers need not only flexibility and dance technique, but muscle control and conditioning are also necessary to develop the strength to accomplish the most desired and advanced steps. The “Dance: The Cutting Edge – Fitness & Finesse Series: Pilates: Beginner-Advanced” includes training in the popular fitness genre of Pilates. Pilates is the art of controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout when performed properly. If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength, and develops control and endurance in the entire mind and body, all critically important to the development of a dancer. This video series, created from the mind of award-winning choreographer Kimberly Beck Thomson, is designed to increase a dancer’s range of strength, endurance, and muscle control.