Stretching, Conditioning, & Dance with Olga

Stretching, Conditioning, & Dance with Olga


August & September Class 1 – Wednesday 5-6p.m. (10yrs & older)

August & September Class 2 – Wednesday 6-7p.m. (9yrs & under)

(The above classes may change slightly when Swonder schedule is released.  Please try and be flexible and patient as we get this new program going! There will be no makeup classes.)

What will we do in class?

In this class we will do an off ice workout.  We will learn stretches that will help ice skaters do elements that can be added to their routine to improve their performance.  We will do stretching, we will learn dances that will mirror your child’s ice skating routines, and we will do conditioning to strengthen the weak muscles.

Meet the dance teacher, Olga Rodionova.

She had her training in Rhythmic gymnastics (Elite level) and dance as well.  She got a BS degree in Sports education in Ukraine and a masters degree in Nutrition from Bridgeport University.  She worked in Chicago prior to her move to Evansville 2 years ago.  Currently she works as an IB dance teacher at Signature high school and is a dance teacher at Next Step.

What do you need for class?

To get the best results Olga would need the following things for her class:

  1. Ankle weights.  Can be purchased at Walmart or online.  You will need from 1.5-2 lbs each
  2. Terra band.  Can be purchased at Walmart or online.  If purchased online recommended brand is Bloch.
  3. Turn board.  Can be purchased online.
  4. Yoga Mat
  5. Rope. Which most of you have already if not she sells them for $5.
  6. Notebook – to write down homework and to track progress.


Ballet Shoes, Jazz shoes, toe shoes.  Can be purchased at Payless or online.


Private lessons or semi-private lessons are available.  These can be scheduled directly with Olga.

Classes will be offered Wednesday afternoon at times that are appropriate for your child’s level.  Class will be one hour and cost $50/month.  The minimum number of students is 5, maximum is 12.  Classes will start August 8, 2018.