Floor barre classes at Moving Visions Dance, in Tribeca, are an excellent way to tone up your body, perfect your form, and enjoy a vigorous workout with very little resistance. While Moving Visions Dance is best known for their kids’ dance classes, they also offer an array of adult fitness classes at the dance studio, including their wildly popular floor barre classes, which cost just $15 a class!
Taught by dance and fitness expert, Jodi Moccia, floor barre routines are commonly used as part of ballet dancers’ regular training regimens, but they’re also useful for non-dancers. Essentially, a floor barre class takes the basic workout that would typically be done at the ballet barre and moves it to the floor. Rather than standing at the barre, students lie on the floor on their backs and complete everything from stretches and footwork to core workouts that target the abdominal muscles.
During floor barre classes at the dance studio, students work from a parallel position rather than a turned out position, so even if you haven’t been honing your turnout for years you can fully participate! Another major benefit to doing floor barre workouts is that they’re easy on your hips, knees, and ankles. Many people who are recovering from injuries or working through weaknesses find traditional barre work to be too demanding, but floor barre classes remove that harsh level of resistance. Also, many people find that it’s easier to work on proper placement and posture when they’re being supported by a floor, rather than operating on their own, in a standing position.
If you want to pursue dance based fitness in a welcoming environment where you can feel the burn while making friends, check out Moving Visions Dance online now. You can also call the dance studio directly at (212) 608-7681 for more information about their floor barre classes!