Bar Method: Dancer's Body Advanced Workout

Marnie Alton
Year Released: 2010

Categories: Ballet/Barre

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General Description: This workout is strongly based on the Lotte Berk Method and includes traditional barre exercises utilized in their previous releases that focus on using a small range of motion. On the whole it seemed to offer an array of exercises to target the upper body, core, and lower body. For most exercises you do 24 reps (3 sets of 8 with no rest), and all of the background exercisers have great form and show that you can make some moves more challenging (ie. a deep plie versus a shallow one). This one also targeted the calves more than other barre workouts I've been doing.

Overall Impressions: I thought this was an advanced whole body workout which added intensity by increasing the number of reps performed and challenging you to go deeper into moves. There is also much less set-up time in than their previous work, which is a plus for me.

Instructor Comments:
Marnie does a good job leading this workouts and is a bubbly, enthusiastic instructor.