Monday, November 12, 2012

Barre classes becoming popular


USA TODAY WEEKEND, in a story by McKenna Grant, says many women—and some men—are returning to their ballet roots with barre classes—a combo of ballet, yoga, and pilates.

Using, of course…a ballet barre.

Barre classes are not dance—they are postures, small, controlled movements. The barre itself keeps you aligned.

No bouncing, no jumping, no classical music.

The moves—designed to strengthen the core—seem deceptively easy, but you may be sore in the morning.

Google to find a local studio. Ask how much training the instructors have had.

Plus—the tights are pretty cute.

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