Barre & Dance Fitness
Dance can be used for strengthening, cardiovascular health, posture training, agility and of course artistic expression, stress relief and fun! Check out the variety of Barre & Dance classes SOMA offers. Please see our Class Descriptions for more information and pricing information.
Looking for a fun way to improve posture and develop grace. It's not too late to learn ballet! This class is taught so that anyone; a complete beginner, someone who studied ballet as a child, or an experienced dancer will enjoy this class. We cover basic ballet technique and fundamentals that will make you stronger and more flexible, and improve coordination, body awareness and balance. When taught and performed correctly, ballet can be healing and restorative for the entire body, and is great for crosstraining to improve performance in other dance and athletic pursuits. Instructor Linda Presnyakova creates a safe, fun, and nurturing environment for adults to explore the wonderful world of ballet!
Coming back in the Fall!
Total Barre Fitness
High-energy and dynamic, the Total Barre workout integrates elements of Pilates, dance, cardio & strength training. Total Barre was designed to to emphasize the correct biomechanics of movement combined with the power of music to increase strength, flexibility, cardio, stamina and dynamic stability....and you will have fun doing it! The 55-minute class starts with a standing warmup at the barre with a series of pliés and relevés. Next will do an arm sequence with light weights. Then we move into a series of barre or floor exercises that focus on the thighs and seat! We transition to standing abs and/or move to the floor for a series of planks, hip lifts and ab work. Stretching and back extensions round out your total body workout. This is a program geared for everyone—no dance experience required!. The choreography is very easy to learn, and in no time you will be a pro and feeling the burn.
The workout that's a party! SOMA Movement Studio hosts quarterly Zumba Master Classes, where you can spend two hours burning over a thousand calories dancing your heart out with some of the best Zumba instructors in Connecticut. Zumba is for everybody and every BODY! Each Zumba class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on. Take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise.