Find a barre class in Alhambra, CA

Find barre classes in Alhambra, CA

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Top 10 barre classes in Alhambra, CA

Students agree: these Alhambra barre classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Blackbird Dance & Music Co.

Blackbird Dance & Music Co.

5.0(1)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Alhambra, CA
Sam A. says, "I love working with Blackbird she is excellent. I had a discussion of my goals and she created a personalized path to get me there. So far we have both witnessed breakthroughs in my progress and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve themselves." Read more
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Https://www.instagram.com/joeyl.dowdy/

New on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Alhambra, CA
I have twenty plus years of working as a Performer, Choreographer, Author, Motivational Speaker, Educator, and Dance and Fitness Instructor. I love what I do and I equally enjoy working with and seeing the transformation in each student or client I teach. And I look forward to you being next. Please see my website for more information. www.joeyldowdy.com/about
Kenwa Li Newell

Kenwa Li Newell

5.0(2)
1 hire on Lessons
39+ years in business
Serves Alhambra, CA
Tricia P. says, "Kenwa is a highly intuitive and gifted healer. She knew so many things about my life and experiences. During our session, I was able to release so much trauma and physical pain from my body. I actually went into a deep sleep during the session which was tremendously healing. I feel lighter and healthier after working with her and look forward to working with her again. " Read more
Try23

Try23

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
16+ years in business
Serves Alhambra, CA
Kenyatta says, "He has patience, he challenged you as a dancer and helps you to learn a routine but perform with your own organic style!" Read more
Dance Lessons With Liz!

Dance Lessons With Liz!

5.0Exceptional(8)
9+ years in business
Serves Alhambra, CA
Jessica W. says, "Liz is amazing! She was one of my daughter’s first dance teachers and has choreographed many of her solos. Her choreography is top notch and her instruction is fabulous. She is always positive and so much fun. " Read more
Bryan Rone (Saints & Sailors Creative)

Bryan Rone (Saints & Sailors Creative)

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Alhambra, CA
Nicole A. says, "He is exceptional. My son LOVES him. He is patient, knowlegable, and a great dancer and instructor. We are looking forward to continuing working with him. Bryan has a great personality! He's great! " Read more
Pony Driving School

Pony Driving School

5.0(1)
Offers online services
Serves Alhambra, CA
Mark S. says, "Respond to customer service complaints before they happen" Read more
Jenny Smithpilates Ballet Jazz Studios

Jenny Smithpilates Ballet Jazz Studios

5.0(1)
42+ years in business
Serves Alhambra, CA
Kari S. says, "Jennifer is bar none one of the best teachers around. My daughters have grown by leaps and bounds under her excusite eye. Her attention to technique and artistry are unparalleled. Her classes are challenging but crazy fun. Jennifer has a wicked sense of humor. " Read more
Alicia Cutaia

Alicia Cutaia

New on Lessons
41+ years in business
Serves Alhambra, CA
Alicia Cutaia is a celebrated dancer, instructor, choreographer, fire performer, and harness aerialist. She is Founder and Artistic Director of ARC in Movement LLC, an innovative multidisciplinary performance company. She is also one of three USA based Certified MUNZ BARRE coaches. She earned her BFA in Classical Ballet and Jazz from Point Park University. She was a scholarship recipient at Hubbard Street Dance, North Carolina Dance Theater and River North Dance Company. She has worked with and performed pieces by many renowned choreographers. She has spent over 15 years touring internationally with professional companies, acting as rehearsal

Your barre questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do barre classes cost?

Barre classes cost $20 to $30 per class, depending on the studio, location, and the membership you choose. Classes purchased individually as a drop-in student have the highest costs. Purchasing a pre-paid class package or monthly membership will reduce the per-class price in most studios. Class packs of 5, 10 or 20 classes are common, with better value on the larger packages.

Monthly memberships are the best way to save on barre classes. A monthly membership of 1 class per week costs about $15 to $20 per class. A monthly membership with 2 classes per week saves even more, with the classes costing around $13 to $18 per class. If you plan to attend more than twice a week, consider an unlimited monthly membership costing $140 to $300 per month.

How can I save money on barre classes?

To save money on barre classes call around to studios in your area and ask about introductory offers and free introductory classes for new clients. Once you’ve found a studio with classes to fit your schedule, ask about class packages and monthly memberships that cost less than individual classes. If you are a student or military, ask about available discounts.

If your budget won’t stretch for an unlimited monthly membership, explore online barre classes or fitness apps, and try to work out from home a few times a week. Also, check community centers and libraries for free events or low-cost barre classes.

What is barre class?

Barre class is a fusion of ballet, Pilates, and yoga. Created by a ballet dancer during her rehab after a back injury, the exercise is low-impact and can be adapted to various fitness levels. The class typically involves performing small, isometric movements while using a stationary handrail (barre) for support. These movements target specific muscle groups, especially in the legs, core, and arms, aiming to improve strength, flexibility, and posture.

What happens in a barre class?

A classic barre class lasts 50 to 60 minutes and most follow the same structure:

  • Warm-Up (5-10 minutes): Begin with light cardiovascular exercises like marching in place or gentle jumping jacks to increase heart rate and warm up the body.
  • Barre Work for lower body (20-25 minutes): The core of the class focuses on leg exercises at the barre. This includes movements like pliés, leg lifts, and pulses that target the thighs, glutes, and calves. It's often a combination of isometric holds and dynamic movements.
  • Upper body exercises (10-15 minutes): Move on to exercises that target the arms, shoulders, and upper back. This often involves small, controlled movements using light weights or body resistance.
  • Mat work (10-15 minutes): Transition to the mat for exercises that work on the core, including abdominals and back muscles. This may involve Pilates-inspired moves and stretches.
  • Cool down and stretch (5-10 minutes): Finish with a cooldown to gradually lower the heart rate and increase flexibility. Stretching focuses on the major muscle groups worked during the class.

What are the benefits of barre exercise?

Barre exercise is a full-body workout designed to tone and sculpt muscles with low-impact exercise. The repetitive nature of barre movements with isometric holds improve your endurance and balance, while the incorporation of stretching exercises increase your flexibility. Additionally, focuses on proper alignment and core engagement throughout to improve your posture and core strength.

Barre exercise can also be mentally beneficial. Barre workouts often emphasize mindfulness and concentration. This mind-body connection can promote reduced stress and mental well-being. Finally, barre is intended to be a social class, with class members offering support and encouragement to each other.

What should I wear for barre class?

Wear comfortable workout clothes that allow you to move freely. Yoga pants or leggings with a sports bra or fitted top allow you to stretch, while giving the teacher a good view of your positioning for correction. Many students go barefoot, but some studios require non-slip grippy socks for safety.

In addition to your outfit, you should be equipped with a small towel for wiping sweat, a headband to keep your hair from getting in your way, and a water bottle to stay hydrated throughout class.

What questions should I ask a barre studio?

Ask these important questions to feel more comfortable and informed about the studio’s offerings:

  • What does the class schedule look like?
  • What levels of classes are available?
  • Are there options for drop-in rates, class packages, or monthly memberships?
  • Do you have trial classes or introductory offers for new members?
  • What safety measures are in place regarding cleanliness?
  • Is equipment provided, or should I bring my own?
  • Are online classes part of your offerings?
  • Does the studio have facilities like changing rooms, showers, or other amenities?
  • How does the studio build a sense of community? Are social events or activities planned?

How do I choose a barre studio?

Selecting the appropriate barre studio and class can significantly improve your overall experience. Consider these suggestions to help you make an informed decision based on your budget and fitness objectives:

  • Review feedback on barre classes in your area on Lessons.com and Google.
  • Choose a studio with a convenient location and class times that align with your schedule.
  • Verify the qualifications of the instructors to ensure they have the necessary training and certifications.
  • Inquire about trial classes, allowing you to participate in a class or two before committing to a membership.
  • If you enjoy the trial experience, ask about discounted packages tailored for new students.
  • Check out the studio's facilities, including the changing area, bathroom facilities, and equipment, to ensure cleanliness and proper maintenance.
  • Get information on the pricing structure and available membership options, considering drop-in rates, class packages, or monthly memberships.
  • Check if the studio provides online classes, offering flexibility for times when attending in-person sessions may be difficult.

Reviews for Alhambra barre classes

Recent success stories from people in the Alhambra area.
Kate K.
Firstly, Kenwa has so much integrity. Second….she is an amazing teacher - the best - she’s incredibly smart and knowledgeable - and funny - and makes her classes so joyous! She teaches for all levels and really connects with the students one on one. As an event planner and yoga studio manager, I highly recommend Kenwa to teach or to lead an event. She puts her heart and soul into it and that comes through in the experience.
Kenwa Li Newell
Serenity G.
His patience, wisdom, attention to detail, creativity, EPIC choreography, and the vast amount of knowledge he has on technique, performance skills, and overall artist development. Tai is a one-of-a-kind educator, truly a true gem. I've learned so much from him as an artist, and lessons with him can sometimes even turn into much-needed therapy sessions haha. Anyone who has the opportunity to study with him will be blessed and a better artist and human being after doing so.
Try23
Samantha L.
She was very nice and supportive.
Dance Lessons with Liz!
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