Dance Online are exclusive distributors of Stephane Dalle's phenomenal series of Floor Barre downloads. Based on the Boris Kniaseff technique, this method of exercise will help both ballet students and professional dancers to achieve more strength and better alignment, which will result in improved overall ballet technique.
From Stephane Dalle's website:
"Floor Barre is a special technique on the floor. It is actually inspired by the exercises at the barre on standing feet, the first part of a ballet class.The exercises will be done on the back, stomach, and sometimes on the side.They could start in sitting position first and then continue on the back...
The Boris Kniaseff technique is the only one deserving the title of «Floor Barre» as it is really inspired by the first part of a ballet class. I have tried all of the different techniques called Floor Barre, but most of them are inspired by Yoga, therapy exercise, and gymnastics. The only one, in my opinion, that deserves this title is the one devised by Boris Kniaseff. In this Floor Barre, the exercises are almost in the same order as a normal ballet class...
It is very well put together. It gives you arm and leg coordination, it sculpts your leg muscles in a healthy way, it strengthens your center to re-establish the lower and the upper part of the body.
It just helps you to dance well. Everything comes together to allow you to dance freely..."
This first downloadable video in the series is aimed at beginner level, some experience of ballet is assumed. Intermediate and advanced levels also available.
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I already have the dvd of this class, but I've been waiting for the download so I can put it on my phone and take it into the dance studio. Now I plug my headphones into the phone and follow the whole class in my own time. This is such a great method, the best for ballet dancers in my opinion. Also got the intermediate and waiting for the advanced level to come out.