A barre class focuses on upper-body exercises while using a ballet barre and floor. The exercises focus on toning thigh and arm muscles using light weights. The workout incorporates pilates, yoga and dance. Like yoga classes, barre classes involve wearing body-conscious clothing.
Barre workouts rely on upbeat music and strength-training exercises to gain a long and lean dancer's physique. No dance experience is required prior to taking these classes. Barre classes are appropriate for all fitness levels, and they aren't too intensive for beginners. It's important to bring a lot of water to the class and wear gripped socks during the workout.