Barre (16+) Newcastle - Dance City

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Barre (16+) Newcastle

A fitness class fusing ballet, yoga & Pilates
Adult Class
Thu 23 Apr 2020 5:30pm
Thu 30 Apr 2020 5:30pm
Thu 07 May 2020 5:30pm
Thu 14 May 2020 5:30pm
Thu 21 May 2020 5:30pm
Thu 28 May 2020 5:30pm
Thu 04 Jun 2020 5:30pm
Thu 11 Jun 2020 5:30pm
Thu 18 Jun 2020 5:30pm
Thu 25 Jun 2020 5:30pm
Class times: Every Thursday 5.30pm-6.30pm
Targets: Lower body, core and flexibility.

What is it?
Barre is a class designed by Melissa Black that combines exercises from Ballet, Yoga and Pilates. It is a low impact workout which focuses on isometric strength training. It starts with a full body yoga inspired warm up on the mat which targets the upper body and core, followed by ballet barre inspired exercises to help correct your posture and alignment with a focus on the lower body; thighs and seat muscles mostly. Next, you will work through a series of floor barre exercises that will increase your core strength, flexibility and turnout and finally you will be taught a fluid cool down allowing you to transfer the more static exercises performed at the barre to the centre in a sequence of steps that you can dance your way through until the reverence which closes the class. It is a dynamic and invigorating workout.

Benefits: The major benefits of this barre conditioning class are improved posture, muscle definition; long and lean muscles, weight loss, increased flexibility and reduced stress

Who is it for?
Anyone aged 16+

What do I need to wear?
Wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in easily. Socks or bare feet are absolutely fine.

What do I need to bring?
Just some bottled water.

Teacher - Melissa Black
Melissa is a professional dance practitioner based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. She had led Dance as a subject at Kenton School for 12 years until deciding to set up her own dance company, Black’s Barre, which specialises in classes based on barre, ballet, yoga, contemporary, jazz dance and Barre a Tango. Melissa has a vast experience in leading, assessing, moderating and internally verifying AQA GCSE and A Level Dance alongside Edexcel Levels 2 and 3 QCF and NQF Dance and Musical Theatre qualifications. Melissa developed dance qualifications and raised participation in dance across the city as a Dance Coordinator for Newcastle's SSCO, delivering Dance and Performing Arts PLP to teachers of KS1, 2, 3, 4, & 5. She was employed by Steve Halsey as the rehearsal director for Newcastle's Music Service annual Summer Blast at The Sage Gateshead and choreographer for the Games 500 opening Ceremony at Sports Central. She has toured in the Balearic Islands as a professional dancer for Main Feature Productions, she was commissioned as a dancer and choreographer with Nhdanza Dance and was part of the Creative team for Try Dance at Newcastle Falcon's Rugby Club. She has choreographed 13 Musicals and teaches Barre, Contemporary Dance, Musical Theatre, Jazz Dance at Stages School of Dance, Studio Velo and Nicola Guald School of Dance.
Melissa has recently begun a teaching qualification in pre and post-natal Yoga specialising in Ashtanga and hopes to bring a whole lot more to the Barre over the next 12 months.

Please let the ticket office know if you have any additional needs, if you feel comfortable in doing so. If you are pregnant, have an injury or an existing medical condition we would recommend that you seek professional advice before attending a class.
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