Total Barre® Creating Great Choreography to Music

The Total Barre® system provides the perfect opportunity to combine music and movement to create more than just a pre-choreographed fitness class. In this workshop, created by the movement experts at Merrithew®, learn how every aspect of choreography, from choosing individual pieces to stringing together the perfect movements, will motivate your classes and deliver exceptional results.

The Total Barre workout segment platform and movement essences are used as the backdrop in the creation of effective full-body classes. Explore every step of the choreographic process including how to select music, how to hear counts and phrasing, and develop a music vocabulary. Next, learn how to match tempo, musical breaks, accents, lyrics and crescendos / diminuendos with physical versions of the same. Leave this interactive session with an 11-segment playlist, four new choreographed segments and one additional segment created by you ready for your next class.

Learning Objectives

  1. Apply the Total Barre Foundational Principles in the creation of individual exercise segments
  2. Discover how rhythm, pace, counts and phrasing contribute to effective choreography
  3. Learn how music selection and exercise choice can increase energy output and physical benefits
  4. Learn techniques that inspire clear, high-quality movement through positive verbal and visual cueing

Additional Details

  • Workshop Length: 4 hours
  • 4.0 REPs CPDs

Equipment used in this workshop

  • Stability Barre™ (6' 3:1; 8' 4:1)
  • Mini Handweights / Soft Dumbbells (1.1 - 2.2 lbs)
  • or Toning Balls™ 2 lbs (2:1)
  • Strength Tubing Ankle (1:1)
  • Flex-Band exerciser (1:1)
  • Mini Stability Ball (12 in – orange) (1:1)

Please remember to bring your own Mat!