Last updated on December 7th, 2018 at 12:01 pm

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Yes, ballet is everywhere right now! We know you love to dance, so you’ve got to try a barre workout! It is a super fun workout to do outside of your studio training. Taking a barre fitness class will give a new environment, different from your typical ballet class, while helping you develop the muscles you need for crazy leaps and the core you need for on point turns.

Try these four exercises to get a taste of the Barre craze.


1. Plie Jump

Here’s how to do it:

  • Facing away from the barre, stand with your feet in second position, slightly turned out.

  • Plie and jump. Point your toes down while jumping in the air.

  • Arms should be loosely held in front of you.

  • Do 8 sets for one minute each, resting for 20 seconds in between each set.

2. Plank Arm Stretches

Here’s how to do it:

  • Lay on the ground in a plank position with your back straight and your head in line with your body.

  • Make sure your arms are in line with your shoulders (arms should make a 90 degree angle).

  • Reach right hand out straight in front of you and hold for 30 seconds.

  • Do the same on the other side. Repeat 4 times.

3. Hip Dips

Here’s how to do it:

  • Lay on the ground in a plank position and shift your body to face the right side of the room (as if you were going to lay on your side).

  • Keep both hands on the ground; just stack your feet on top of each other.

  • Move your hips down to the ground (left hip should very lightly touch the floor) with a very small range of motion.

  • Do this for 40 seconds. Change sides and repeat. Do 4 sets.

4. Wall Release

Here’s how to do it:

  • Face the barre with your back on the ground and put your feet on the barre with your toes pointing to the ceiling.

  • Once you have your knees directly over your hips and your hands flat on the floor beside you, lift your pelvis up slowly.

  • Now, release 1 inch above the floor. Repeat these for 1 minute.

  • Do 4 sets with a rest of 20 seconds in-between each session.