– Floor Barre & Ballet classes in London
Nina is a certified Zena Rommett Floor-Barre™ Master Teacher and has been teaching classical ballet and Floor-Barre™ for over ten years. Since 2011, Nina has been teaching at the annual International Floor-Barre™ Teacher Training Certification in both New York City and in Florence, Italy. Nina is a university lecturer at Kingston University in London, where she teaches Technique and Expression (Department of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Performance/Screen Studies).
Nina teaches open classes regularly in London at Danceworks, Central School of Ballet and at Marylebone Dance Studio, as well as teaching Easter and Summer Intensive courses at The Place. She is Ballet Mistress for the award winning company Ballet Black.
Minimum age: 11
Sunday: Floor Barre
- Level: General
- Time: 1pm-2pm
- Price: £12
- Studio 1
Sunday: Classical Ballet
- Level: Intermediate/Advanced
- Time: 2:30pm-4pm
- Price: £12
- Studio 11
New York Floor-Barre
Extremely popular in New York, the ‘Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Technique™’ was originally developed over 45 years ago in the USA by Zena Rommett – a pioneer in dance rehabilitation & injury prevention – to refine ballet technique.
Based on ballet, the Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Technique™ sculpts the body, creating beautiful, long, exquisite lines. It incorporates innovative dance movements with anatomical principles of alignment in a pure technique of solid placement.
Floor-barre™ allows the dancer to feel how to work the body correctly – which muscles should be working, when and how, to centre the body. Alignment, transitions and posture can all be corrected or refined. It also increases flexibility, strength and fluidity.
As the physical structure is centred, lengthened and strengthened, tension is released whilst maximum turnout and extension are developed. Correct alignment and movement become part of the dancer’s muscular memory, enhancing and refining technical skills, increasing vitality and artistic expression, helping to improve the dancer’s performance.
Zena’s technique aids in the rehabilitation as well as the prevention of injuries. Suitable for non-dancers, as well as dancers, it can be especially useful to the athlete, gymnast, those looking to return from injury or people suffering from some chronic conditions.
Nina‘s ballet class emphasises placement, spatial expansion, speed and lyricism. Her style is informed by the Bernal Method and American syncopated musicality. Whilst her classes are not suitable for the basic beginner, professional dancers and non dancers alike are welcome to work on their technique, feel ‘up on their leg’, placed and ready to dance, whatever their style or background. Nina believes that anyone can improve with the right attitude and correct alignment!
Nina‘s teachers and inspiration are the amazing Christina Bernal, Antonia Franceschi, Renato Paroni de Castro and David Howard.