Feis Fit Juniors!
A NEW 10-Week Live Training Class Series Exclusively For Dancers Ages 8-11
2 LIVE Zoom Classes Each Week
Hop on zoom with Jeanne 2x every week for 30 minutes for a live training class. We will be covering strength, mobility work, and technique exercises to help you make big improvements in your turnout, foot placement, and control. You will also get access to ALL replays. This round of classes are Sunday and Wednesdays at 6:30pm central time.
Laser Focus On Turnout, Crossing, and Core Strength
As a young dancer, mastering the basics is what's most important. In this session, we will be laser focusing on helping you achieve your personal best turnout and crossing. In addition to your classes, you will be assigned 2-3 exercises to work on for homework each week.
Printable Practice and Homework Tracker
Each Feis Fit Athlete will receive a printable calendar to help them track their Feis Fit homework and practicing.
Built-In Fun "Theme" Classes
In classes we work hard, but we also like to sprinkle in some fun! That's why some weeks we have built-in theme weeks. Some of our theme weeks include: Disney Week, Beach Party Week, and More!
Masterclasses to Improve Your Practice Habits, Mindset, Nutrition Habits, and More!
Feis Fit Juniors Athletes get access to all masterclasses in that the older dancers get access to. For our masterclasses, we bring in guest experts including mindset coaches, dietitians, and more!
Feis Warmup Help
One of the biggest mistakes younger dancers make is not warming up for Feis day. Feis Fit Junior Athletes will receive guidance on how to warmup properly to perform your best on competition day.
No Goal Is Too Big If You're Willing To Work For it!
As your coach, I'm constantly researching the best techniques for improving dance performance, power, mindset, technique, and injury prevention. My goal is to not just throw generic exercises at you (you can honestly just google a random fitness plan), but rather master Irish Dance strength and conditioning training so every dancer has the opportunity to reach and surpass their dancing dreams! I've helped dancers achieve Oireachtas goals from getting that first recall to winning their first major championship. I truly believe that there is no goal too big if you're willing to work for it!
"Now instead of getting feedback on toe height I receive compliments from my dance teachers! It feels amazing to know that one of my biggest struggles in dance has been turned into one my biggest strengths. Feis Fit has helped me improve on many other weaknesses that I had, and it has given me the confidence to perform on the Worlds Stage! I actually felt like I belonged there and that I was the same caliber dancer as all the other worlds dancers. Much of my appreciation goes out to Jeanne and Feis Fit!"
"Feis Fit not only made me stronger as a dancer, but it helped me achieve a stronger mindset going into major competitions and in everyday life. Spending a lot of my time dedicating my dance career to body conditioning has helped me gain a better perspective of how I need to continue taking care of my body as an athlete. It not only makes me feel good, but it helps me feel confident in my own body! Over time, Feis Fit has helped me understand how I could further strengthen my body to make me feel the strongest I can be and ready to go for competition!"
"Feis Fit made me feel a lot more confident in my training and I felt that i always had something to works towards. She not only gave me amazing workouts, but she also gave me some amazing tips for any situation. She gave me competition day tips, nutrition tips, and helped me with anything under the sun! She helped me become more motivated than I have ever been.”
My name is Jeanne Weller, and I fell in love with Irish Dancing at age 6. Throughout my dancing career I competed in many regional, national, and world championships both individually and on teams. After my years as a competitor, I decided to focus on the fitness piece required for excellent dancing that many dancers miss. I started by getting certified in group fitness and personal training as a senior in high-school and spending my summer working at a world renowned youth fitness camp, went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Fitness, and NOW continuously absorb everything I can about how dancers, young athletes, and humans of all kinds train for optimal performance. In addition to my education, I've trained for several athletic endeavors beyond dancing to learn more about how the body works including: running cross-country in college, marathon running, cross-fit, competing in NPC fitness competitions, and mountaineering. I am very passionate about learning how the human body works and how to combine strength and conditioning principles with Irish Dance movement patterns to help every dancer reach their full potential. While I was in college, I began experimenting with customized dancer training programs as well as running Irish Dance boot camps in Central Ohio.
In 2016 my fitness career brought me to Milwaukee, WI, where I have been blessed with the opportunity to do what I love — helping good Irish Dancers become excellent! Feis Fit in Milwaukee started September 2016, and it has been wild to see how much it has grown!
While some Irish Dancers businesses may focus more on sponsoring champions, I prefer creating them. Some goals I've helped dancers achieve are:
- Recalling at the Oireachtas
- Moving up many placements at Feiseanna and major competitions
- Qualifying for first Worlds
- Winning their first major championship including Oireachtas, Nationals, and Worlds
Awards aside, at Feis Fit I truly believe that learning to enjoy the journey and challenges of Irish Dancing in a positive supportive community is the MOST important part of dancing. We were made to connect, grow, and help each other…and THAT is what makes Feis Fit truly great.
What dance parents and dancers say about Feis Fit programs...
My daughter has been dancing for six years and had struggled with being able to get her legs very high. After talking and working with Jeanne for only a few minutes we had an answers as to why that no one else had given and exercises to help her over come her problem. Jeanne was the nicest and most helpful person ever and we highly recommend her. -Becki L
Feis Fit has improved my daughters dancing tremendously! She accomplished her goals of moving to PC and of qualifying for Oireachtas after just 4 1/2 months with Jeanne. What a great feeling to have to set new goals! -Kim G.