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.
Cardio DANCE Fitness
Ally Davis, artistic director of the CT-based dance company, Visceral Movement teaches our Dance CARDIO Fitness class. A challenging cardio workout that gets your heart pumping, feet moving, and hips grooving? Dance fitness fuses hip hop and modern dance, cardio and aerobics, and few surprise moves you'll want to use next time you're on the dance floor! Get a solid 50 minutes of aerobic exercise guaranteed to get you to break a sweat followed by a centering cool down while feeling like a rock star in a music video.
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!
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.
Coming in Late March