How is barre different from other fitness classes? Is it a dance class?

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Barre is a full-body workout that focuses on stress-free movements in a fun, music-based setting. The theory behind Whole Body Barre is that each exercise focuses on small movements that work specific muscle groups to fatigue, thus providing optimal results. Strengthening is followed by stretching to create long and lean muscles. Barre is set to music and incorporates movements found in dance, yoga, and Pilates. It is not a typical dance class but does have language that will be familiar to dancers, yogis, and Pilates practitioners. If you’ve never tried any of those types of movement, barre can give you a fun introduction to those mind-body principles in a relaxed environment.