Ballet Leg & Booty Burner

It’s no secret that I love my Barre Fusion classes. I danced through elementary and high school – participating in ballet, modern, pointe, and jazz classes at the end – and was so happy when I realized that ballet-inspired classes were becoming available.

In honor of my first exercise love, here’s a ballet inspired leg & booty burner!

Leg & booty burner

A few notes:
– Toe taps/pulses can be performed all at once (10 front, 10 side, 10 back) or as single reps (1 front, 1 side, 1 back – 10 times).
– Stand tall and remember to keep your pelvis tucked under to maximize the contraction in your glute.
– Use the plies as an active rest time, but keep your form! (For a video how-to on plies, click here.)
– Leg circles (also known as ronde de jambes, or rounding of the leg) should be performed in the same front-side-back motion as the toe-taps. For a video how-to, click here.
– Be aware of your hips – especially when taking your leg off the ground! Leg extension on toe-touches/pulses should come from the hip and leg circles should work your hip joint really well.
– Don’t be afraid to stabilize. Use a body bar, chair, table, mantle, couch, large stick, etc. to help keep you steady.

Disclaimer: I am not a personal trainer or fitness professional, just a gal who likes to exercise. Consult with a doctor before beginning any exercise routine. If anything hurts (in a bad way), STOP. 

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4 thoughts on “Ballet Leg & Booty Burner

    • As a former dancer, I’m in love with barre classes. However, even if you don’t have any dance experience, they are fun and can be adapted for any level. Good luck and have fun!

    • You have to remember that it’s all about balance and posture. Some days you have it, and some days you don’t. I always find it relaxing but challenging. I’d love to hear your thoughts if you try it out again 🙂

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