Once you get this adjusted, this really gives a great workout! I do port de bras with it on to improve my arms. It's much more effective than doing a bunch of bicep curls because it strengthens in the back of the arm, which is more needed for ballet.
This product is wonderful for any dancer, skater, or gymnast looking to work on back and arm strengthening, proper alignment, using the entire arm to complete movements and to avoid "chicken arms" and "droopy elbows". I am a professional freelance dancer, figure skating coach and dance teacher and I can't say enough good things about this product. It has certainly helped my dancers and skaters feel the correct way to complete their port de bras as well as helping them learn to self-correct because they know the band should feel taught and should be resisting their movements if they are using it properly. It is worth the money and is constructed extremely well aiding even the most competitive dancers and skaters who use it for hours each day. The Port de Band is a GREAT tool and I HIGHLY recommend it.
My daughter absolutely loves this, perfect for her to improve her port de bras and other upper body techniques. It comes in a lovely pouch for easy storage in her dance bag.
Seller was lovely and very helpful, a pleasure to do busy with. Thank you
I initially ordered 2, we tried them in class and realized how incredibly helpful they are to helping the dancer understand proper placement, how to move arms, aid in dancing, etc. So we now have ordered 15 more! Can't wait to get them and start using them in technique and choreography classes!
Bought this for my granddaughter and she loves having her own.
I ordered one to use in class - each class someone gets to use it ! They realize with this invention the muscles they SHOULD be using in class ! The next day the tell me all of the muscles that are sore and they are all the muscles they should be using ! So much better than trying to wrap therabands around my students arms etc!
I loved using it to find the back muscles through a port de bras sequence on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=11KeQ_AmBi0 Next I want to film the band in use by a student so I can show the muscles that are activated in the back~ Thank you Miss Kim. I know my readers will be thrilled to win one in the upcoming Giveaway!
This is a wonderful for dancers. Working the upper body with resistance while engaging and strengthening the abdominal muscles. Everyone should have this product. Great holiday present for any ballet dancer.
This is a terrific idea. The review was great on youtube. It sounded like it would be just what I need. However, I don't know if my arms are too long or what, but it just didn't work for me. Customer Service was very helpful and offered some advice on how to adjust it. But I tried a few different lengths and positions and it didn't work for me. They were kind enough to refund my money, so I didn't get stuck with the purchase. It was worth a try.
Just recieved the Port de Band last week. The students say they can really feel where the band is giving them resistance and making their port de bra stronger.
Perfect for port de bras and strengthening arms. This is exactly what i was looking for.
My 6 yr old daughter LOVES both ballet and gymnastics. She's currently using the bands to her build her upper body strength for gymnastics. Within a few weeks of using the bands at home, there is a BIG difference in her ability on the bars in gymnastics. (Her pull overs, casts and back hip circles are SO much better). She LOVES "playing" with her bands at home and also has started to want to wear them in ballet class too. I have a set of bands for myself so she's MY COACH at home. She loves showing me what she can do and we're have fun together.
I'd highly recommend the bands.