Starts 16 April.

Who is it suitable for? 

The SAB 12-Week Season Plan is suitable for complete beginners to professional dancers with the common goal of building on authentic dance technique to increase your overall fitness level and obtain the dancer physique.

It is also great for cross-training as our male and female athletes use our barre method to balance and train different muscle groups while still being challenged both in terms of cardio and endurance.

Current members will build on their knowledge as we introduce new barre moves to progress your technique.

How is it structured? 

The 12-week plan is broken down into three type of weekly classes – Barre Ballet Blast, Barre TRX for Athletes and Barre Whipped – then concludes on the weekend with our SAB Ballet Barre Master class every Saturday at 12:30pm. This is a culmination of what you worked on during the week. We also go more in-depth with actual ballet technique. Expect to sweat and burn in all classes.

Overall, our barre programme follows the same training plan as our cyclists and total trx athletes so you can easily cross-train across disciplines. At SOMA, we specialise in cross-training so our classes fit together like a perfect puzzle.

SAB 12-Week Season Plan includes:

  1. Twin Training
  2. Glutes Activation
  3. More Efficient Posture for Jumping
  4. Adaptation to Training – challenge your muscle groups
  5. Quicker movements, less muscle use
  6. Adductor Activation
  7. Speed endurance – move quicker for longer
  8. Power Jumps
  9. Balance big movement with small movements
  10. Gradual Increase in training load
  11. 3 Part Endurance
  12. Improve Maximum Heart Rate

What new moves will I learn?

We will introduce new ballet jumps and foundational ballet steps that connect jumps so we can advance what members have already been learning.

Is it all Barre?

No. We highly encourage barre athletes to take at least 3 Hot Yoga classes a week to increase flexibility and work strength in a compatible way with barre. Yoga, unlike other weight training methods, will build the right muscle groups for dancers. You can also do our signature TRX Yoga Core classes to build flexibility and strength at the same time.

For those who need more cardio training, fit in 1 SCC ride a week to get the your cardiovascular system going even more and see how the cyclists do the same training we are doing.

 Summer Beginners’ Ballet Course –  June 2, 9, 16

For those who want to learn how to do an actual ballet class, SOMA founder, Jennifer Hersch will lead a 3 week beginners’ ballet course on Saturdays from 1:30-2:45pm. This immediately follows our SAB Master class should students want to double up.

It’s a great chance to really learn proper technique.