This class is free for Ballet with Isabella members. Start your free trial or purchase on a one off basis to access.
The class is composed in two parts; first part starts with the 4 fundamental exercises. This includes working sitting up, lying on the back, followed by lying on the stomach.
The second part includes abdominals / beats, adage and grands battements.
Classes may also include certain stretch and mobility exercises based on the level. The goal of the class is to strengthen the core, open turn out, flexibility and build basic ballet foundations or clean up issues in existing ballet technique.
It is additionally used for injury rehab and to correct alignment issues, as well as developing strong coordination and musicality.
The result is a body that is prepared physically, and trained aesthetically, to handle the demands of ballet training standing up. No mats or equipment necessary, just socks, full length leggings and an area to fully lie down.
small towel for the hip bones if necessary.
Who is this for?
- For committed and passionate ballet students from beginner to advanced
- Those who want to maximise their turnout and endurance.
- Correct one’s ballet alignment and re-educate old technique issues
- Rehab or get in shape faster after long breaks or injury.
Who is this not for?
- Those with 0 ballet experience
- Those unable to make consistent time commitments
- Uninterested in repetition or breaking down ballet technique
- Those with serious shoulder, hip or knee injuries who have not yet been cleared for recovery.
Meet your teacher
India Rose, Born in Los Angeles California, India started her training with Yuri Grigoriev and Alla Khaniashvili before enrolling at Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington DC. At 17, she moved to New York City to study with Gelsey Kirkland and subsequently became at 19 a founding member of Gelsey Kirkland Ballet, where she danced soloist and principal roles in the classical répertoire, including Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Harlequinade, Act III of Raymonda and Paquita. She was coached by Gelsey Kirkland, Vera Solovieva and Nikolai Levitsky.
India left New York for Paris, expressly to study Kniaseff barre au sol under legendary teacher, Jacqueline Fynnaert (a close student of the creator, Boris Kniaseff). She soon started dancing in France,and currently in Paris with Paris Opera’s etoile Karl Paquette, in his productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker for the Mogador and Châtelet theatres
Since 2020, India has introduced a full schedule of floor barre classes and private sessions to the online community, in addition to teaching it privately and in boutique sized classes in Paris and Los Angeles.
India is one of the few floor barre teachers in the world to have the accord of the Kniaseff family to teach this floor barre method It is one of India’s biggest joys to share the essence of classical ballet through this accessible and ingenious technique.