Do I need a dance background to do barre class?

No, you do not need a dance background to take a barre class. Barre was designed originally for dancers and takes some of the basic dance positions based on their ability to improve muscular tone and strength. Barre does not have any movements that require a background in ballet or any other form of dance to perform effectively and can be done by beginners with no dance background.

Sadie Lincoln
Sadie Lincoln on behalf of barre3
Fitness
It depends what kind of barre class. If you are going to a ballet barre class, be sure to check with the instructor to see what level is appropriate. For barre inspired programs like barre3, no experience is needed! Moves are simple, athletic, and designed for all skill levels.

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