What is Floor Barre?
Floor-Barre is a training technique that was developed by the dancer and dance-teacher Zena
Rommett as an additional means to strengthen the body and enhance the working of ballet
dancers. The name of the technique implies its essence, which takes the basic ballet barre
training from the standing position to the floor, “taking the effort of standing out of the
equation”. According to Rommett, the technique allows the trainees to enhance their precision
and posture, making fixes that remain in their muscular memory and come evident as they go
back to train in standing position. Rommett also claims that by training in this technique certain
typical dancer injuries can be prevented.
How does it work?
Floor-Barre combines basic ballet technique with Yoga and Pilates to create a strengthening core
centered class. Using only body weight in this mat based class you will lengthen and strengthen
your muscles and improve the alignment of the body. Wear comfortable clothing and be
prepared to work barefoot in this class that is paced slow enough to allow you to turn your mind
inwards and work muscles deeply and intelligently. The teacher, Hanna Pierce, will alternate
classic Floor Barre work with stretching and working with fitness balls. It is an amazing
workout and a bit of a surprise as you are lying on a mat the entire time!
Hanna’s classes will be resuming January 8th. The class is $18pp to drop in or $60.00 for 4 class
card. Let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you in the future or
maybe earlier in one of our dance classes!
* Please bring a mat if you have one. Dress comfortably in loose clothes or yoga pants, no shoes
Floore Barre beginning January 8 th on Wednesdays at 6pm
The class is $18pp to drop in or $60.00 for 4 class card.