Studio Classes

Over the years, Barre Base Dunedin has diversified its offerings to keep our members challenged, but also to ensure they're exercising holistically throughout the week. Here's a look at the different classes we offer at the studio.

The original
Barre Base

Barre Base fuses ballet barre (French for 'bar') conditioning exercises with Pilates, yoga, and functional, body-weight training. Although the classes are based on dance movement, dance experience isn't a necessity to take part in the classes at all. Each person can be challenged at his or her own level without affecting anyone else’s workout. The moves are low impact but include high-intensity intervals, bodyweight strength work, followed by stretching.

Who is this class for?
This class is suitable for anybody. There are plenty of levelled options for beginners, but plenty of opportunities to push yourself if you're ready.

45-minute sweat
Barre Base Express

The same Barre Base class, just a quick 45-minute burn for those who're under time pressure. Please note, we move quickly between tracks with less time for explaining the movements. New clients are welcome, but you'll have to follow along by watching your neighbour!

Who is this class for?
For everyone! But if you are new, it might be a little harder to follow as we spend less time explaining movements.

Slow and steady
Beginner's Barre

In Beginner's Barre, our teachers take the time to break down each movement and the technique required to execute the movements safely and effectively. We always recommend people to try Beginner's Barre first, as it's a great foundation class. The tracks are slow and repetitive, so you really have time to feel the heat build in your body. 

Who is this class for?
This class is suitable for those who are new to barre classes, or for those who prefer controlled and composed conditioning movements. This class is still challenging, however, it is easy to follow due to its slower pace.

Up the heat
Barre Sweat

High-intensity interval training at the barre. Barre Sweat is a step up from our regular Barre Base class and is a great way to apply the technique you've been working hard on in your regular classes, to higher-intensity movements. The class is still low-impact but is designed to get the heart racing. (Intermediate-Advanced).

Who is this class for?
This class is designed for those our clients who are ready to take the next step with their barre fitness! It's more cardio-based, but still works through the basic movements you will find in our usual Barre Base class.

Mindful movement
Gentle Barre

Gentle Barre is a combination of barre strengthening work with stretch. The class weaves stretching, breathing and self-care into your favourite barre moves. We take a slow and steady approach to our barre movements, with fewer repetitions and more time for working on mobility and mindfulness.

Who is this class for?
Gentle Barre is perfect for those who want to feel the heat, but in a way that is less repetitive on their joints. The pace of the class allows time for mind-muscle connection, and is fantastic for injury-recovery, or those with joint pain.

Move with freedom
Stretch and Lengthen

An hour of self-care through deep stretching, breath and myofascial release, this class uses yoga principles to combine stretching with breath and mindfulness in order to effectively stretch overworked or chronically tight muscles. Maintain your body's youthfulness, prevent injury and relieve stress with this explorative and relaxing class.

Who is this class for?
Stretch and Lengthen offers a safe space for members to focus on flexibility and moving well. The class caters to athletes wanting to increase their mobility, and those who may lead a more sedentary lifestyle due to their work or certain circumstances!

Challenge your strength
Vinyasa Flow

Experience the energising practice of Vinyasa Flow Yoga, where breath, movement, and mindfulness come together to boost strength, flexibility, and inner peace, connecting your body and mind.

This class will be faster paced than our Yoga Barre and evening yoga/stretching classes and is designed to get your blood flowing. The barre will not be involved in this class, further challenging your balance and posture.

Who is this class for?
All levels will be supported in this class! Come as you are. Yoga is for everyone.

Move with breath
Yoga Barre

We introduced Yoga Barre to the studio to encourage more upper-body strength work, mobility, and increasing our range of motion. The ballet barre is also a fantastic tool to help us stay balanced as we move in and out of yoga flows.

This class combines barre moves for your upper body, thighs and glutes with athletic, vinyasa-style yoga for flexibility, balance and energy. With a combined focus on mindfulness and strength, we work on toning your deep core while keeping your mind focused and relaxed.

Who is this class for?
This class is yoga-based and will introduce you to vinyasa-style yoga. There are no prerequisites and all levels are welcome. This class is hugely complimentary to your standard barre classes and has a greater focus on the upper body through the flow sequences.