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Introduction

Class outline

Floor Barre is one of the most effective tools a dancer can use to train proper alignment and muscle usage. Now with the aid of the wall we are taking it to new levels. This class will help you find your deep rotators, the length and reach of the heel, inner thigh connection, hamstring strength and stability.

The reach of the heel and inner thigh connection is one of the hardest to find. with the wall, it is almost impossible to ignore and instantly becomes so much harder and beneficial.

Ballet starts on the floor and is critical for proper alignment and muscle connection.

If you add this to your routine you are guaranteed to be stronger than ever.

Meet your teacher.

Isabella McGuire Mayes
Founder

​Isabella trained at The Royal Ballet School and then became the first British girl to join the Vaganova Ballet Academy in Saint Petersburg at 15 where she studied for 4 years. She joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet in Russia as a soloist and later danced with Eifman Ballet. Isabella then founded BWI  and is working with dancers worldwide to help them achieve their goals.

For the jump section of the class you will need space for the grand allegro portion. Modify where and if needed. 

 

What you’ll learn.

You will learn a 35 minute floor barre routine to build your strength.

  • Aid of the wall  for deeper connection of the inseam line
  • Connect with the deep rotators and backs of legs
  • Inner thigh strength and connection
  • Improved understanding of turnout.
  • Understanding of how the supporting leg works with your working leg
  • Amazing for rehab and strength building
Pricing.

Each tier has something very special to offer. Let’s dive in and see which plan will suit your needs best taking your ballet to the next level!

pricing
Casual
Corps
Hundreds of hours of guided ballet classes, workouts and flexibility training. Guaranteed to get the results you desire behind the scenes.

Watch anytime and anywhere.
£30 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Access to Online Studio Plans & Courses
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Direct communication with Isabella and the Principal team to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where the BWI team walks you through your plan
Committed
Most popular!
Soloist
Dive deep into our signature courses. Learn how to achieve better pirouettes, higher arabesque, stronger pointe work, beginners basics and much more!

Expect a greater understanding, detailed lessons and big progress.
£50 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Access to Online Studio Plans & Courses
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Direct communication with Isabella and the Principal team to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where the BWI team walks you through your plan
Serious
Principal -1 Spaces Available!
Tired of wondering what class to do? Need structure in your routine?

Structured plans made just for you by Isabella along with direct communication with her.

Isabella will help you reach your desired goals. This gets results.

If no spots, contact us to be put on the waitlist.
£75 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Access to Online Studio Plans & Courses
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Direct communication with Isabella and the Principal team to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where the BWI team walks you through your plan
Casual
Corps
Hundreds of hours of guided ballet classes, workouts and flexibility training. Guaranteed to get the results you desire behind the scenes. Watch anytime and anywhere.
£30 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Access to Online Studio Plans & Courses
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Direct communication with Isabella and the Principal team to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where the BWI team walks you through your plan
Committed
Most popular!
Soloist
Dive deep into our signature courses. Learn how to achieve better pirouettes, higher arabesque, stronger pointe work, beginners basics and much more! Expect a greater understanding, detailed lessons and big progress.
£50 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Access to Online Studio Plans & Courses
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Direct communication with Isabella and the Principal team to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where the BWI team walks you through your plan
Serious
Principal
Tired of wondering what class to do? Need structure in your routine? Structured plans made just for you by Isabella along with direct communication with her. Isabella will help you reach your desired goals. This gets results. If no spots, contact us to be put on the waitlist.
£75 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Access to Online Studio Plans & Courses
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Direct communication with Isabella and the Principal team to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Personalised video where the BWI team walks you through your plan
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