Barre Practice Week 7 – Core Power

We’ve been working so hard on vocabulary and practicing all the movements in classical French ballet and I’m really proud of all your hard work. This week we’re going to step away from the barre and work on the floor. Yes, ballet dancers spend a good portion of their time working on floor exercises to
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Barre Practice Week 6 – Prep for Fouetté

Wow! I am really impressed with all your hard work and dedication. You’ve been practicing so much and it’s showing. We’ve been really focusing on basic movements and terminology and you’re getting stronger each class. This week I want to take a brief detour from the basics and talk about something a bit more advanced,
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Barre Practice Week 5 – Rhythm

We’ve got rhythm! Ok, well we don’t quite have rhythm at the barre yet, but we’re getting there. We’ve been practicing our foot work and arm work. Vocabulary is going good and we’re finally able to go through arm and leg combination movements through all the positions. Great work! This week we are going to have
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Barre Practice Week 4 – Battement

We’ve made it to week 4 in Barre Class. You have worked hard and proven that you are a dedicated dancer. Not to mention this is just a whole lot of fun. Muscle memory should be kicking in this week and moving through the foot positions such as 1st Position to 2nd, 3rd and 4th
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Barre Practice Week 3 – Basic Arms

Week 3! We’re moving right along now. You are probably starting to feel a bit more comfortable in your new ballet skin this week. If not, turn on some good music for a half an hour while your home alone and dance dance dance. Yup, it’ll feel really awkward at first, but it’ll get your
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Barre Practice Week 2 – Basic Feet 2

          You’ve made it through Week 1 and it wasn’t so scary, right? Hopefully, you’ve been practicing the things we were working on last week because we’re going to be building on them in the next 15 weeks. Remember to take your time and proceed only as you feel comfortable. You need
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Barre Practice Week 1 – Basic Feet

During week one we will be getting warmed up to some of the ballet terminology. Learning ballet vocabulary is just as important as learning the movements. Practice the vocabulary as you move through the positions. Talking to yourself out loud while you are practicing is a sure way to etch it into your memory. Try to
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Beginning Barre an Introduction

You’ve probably heard of Barre Classes because they are all the rage right now in the fitness world. If you haven’t then this is the perfect opportunity for you to learn what it is and why you should be adding it to your fitness routine. What is Barre? Quite literally, barre, a french word originating
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