What is Ballet Barre?
Ballet Barre is a series of movements that strengthen the entire body. It combines the core conditioning of Pilates, flexibility enhancement of yoga and lengthening exercises of ballet. This fitness workout for non-dancers incorporates floor barre, barre work using a chair, strength work using one's own body weight, resistance bands, weighted balls, body bars and hand-weights. Bring a towel, water, a yoga mat and wear comfortable fitness clothing. The class can be done barefooted or in ballet slippers or split-sole sneakers. Improves muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, posture, coordination, balance and fluidity of movement. Tuesdays 5:15pm with Ballet Barre certified instructor Mary Anne Fantauzzi.
NYCB's David Prottas choreography inspired by "Midsummer Night's Dream" ballet Corps de Ballet member of NYCB An American in Paris national tour ensemble and lead understudy