I teach a unique floor barre class, based on ballet but including yoga, Feldenkrais and other dance influences and healing modalities to offer an eclectic class that balances teaching alignment with stretching, strengthening and awareness of breath that is appropriate for students of all levels, including professional dancers. I have taught this class for over 30 years and over that time, it has evolved to be what it is today, a great workout that is healing to the body, mind and spirit!Please check out the website at: bethabramsdance.com
Beth is the teacher that "Puts Humpty Dumpty together again ". I work in a very physical profession. All my coworkers have aches and pains. I don't....and I am one of the oldest in age. Beth Abrams Floor Barre keeps me supple and pain free.
Students just come and attend the class, and work at their own level without being forced to anything that feels uncomfortable for them. The class is intimate, with lots of individual attention, non-competitive in a supportive atmosphere. I welcome beginners, elders and dancers with injuries. Each student takes the class at their own level.
I have a bachelor's degree in dance, and started ballet training as a young child (am now an elder). I was also fortunate enough to study with Moshe Feldenkrais and several of his proteges. My training includes ballet, modern, jazz, tap, yoga, Feldenkrais technique and although I am now in my sixties, I still take professional level ballet classes and maintain a demanding gym fitness routine. I had my own dance studio for 17 years and have taught at a professional dance studio other than my own for an additional 20 years.
I offer my classes as workshops and the price varies depending on the length of the workshop, and students may drop in on the class, which is 2 hours, for $25 per class.
I started teaching in high school (while a high school student!) as they did not offer a dance class. I instantly fell in love with teaching--have always preferred it over performing.
I have worked with all types of students from absolute beginners to professionals. I primarily work with teens and adults.
Studio hop and check out lots of classes to find the right fit for yourself. Avoid any class where the teacher is on a power trip or uses old school methods of shame or favoratism, and look for a class that is both demanding and fun, but not judgemental about body type. Only take classes from teachers who are clear, kind, and seem to know their stuff! Notice if you feel better physically and emotionally after class and don't give much value to the status of the teacher. Many great dancers are not good teachers; a good teacher is a good communicator, sensitive and intuitive as well as talented.