Barre Above Classes Coming Soon to BBDC!

What is “barre”?
While many interpret barre workouts differently, most barre workouts are a fusion of yoga, Pilates, strength training, and ballet. Barre classes incorporate specific sequencing patterns and isometric movements that target specific muscle groups. This pattern of exercise helps to improve strength, balance, flexibility and posture.

Why is Barre so popular?
Barre is hot right now! Barre classes are low-impact and are conducive to all fitness levels. They are also particularly enjoyed by women since they incorporate graceful movements and elements of ballet, allowing participants to experience a dance “element” in the workouts and achieve a dancer’s body.

What are the health and fitness benefits of barre workouts?
Barre workouts are perfect for all fitness levels. You’ll see improvement in your posture, balance, strength, and flexibility.

How many times a week do I need to do barre in order to see actual results, while considering safety?
While it is most important to listen to your body and give your muscles enough rest, typically 3 times a week will generate the most fitness results. You should always consult your physician to determine what is a “safe” amount of exercise.

Will Barre Above® create actual results? Will my body change?
Yes! If you push yourself to the appropriate levels in your workouts with your instructor, you will feel and/or see results after about 7-10 classes. Everyone responds to exercise differently. However, if you focus on form and continually challenge yourself as you take each class, you will feel and see results quicker.

What muscle groups does Barre Above® focus on?
Barre Above® is a full body workout, but like most barre workouts there is a medium emphasis on the lower body and core.

Do I need dance or ballet experience for Barre Above® classes?
You do not need any type of dance or ballet experience in order to participate in a Barre Above class. In fact, most barre instructors do not have any dance background either. The purpose of a Barre Above class is to help you achieve a long, lean dancer’s body.

How long is the typical Barre Above® class?
A Barre Above class usually is 55 minutes. There is no stop-and-go like in many other fitness classes, and you instructor will keep you constantly moving throughout the class. Listen to your body and take breaks as needed.

Is there equipment involved?
While some of your Barre Above classes will not include any equipment, you’ll find that most always require a mat. Some classes incorporate small fitness accessories that can either help make the exercise more challenging for you, or help to add more range of motion in the exercise. These include a small pliable ball, the Bender Ball, Gliding discs, hand-held weights, and resistance tubing.

What kind of shape do I need to be in order to take a Barre Above® class?
Barre Above classes are for everyone from the beginner to the seasoned athlete. If you are taking a Barre Above class for the very first and/or are just beginning a fitness regimen, let the instructor know before class about any concerns you may have.

Will I feel sore after a Barre Above® workout?
Depending on how often you exercise, in addition to the type of exercise you normally do, you may feel slightly sore after your first few Barre Above classes. However, after about 5 or so classes, you will feel your soreness lessen as you see improvements in your strength, posture, balance, and flexibility.

Are Barre Above® classes taught all on an actual barre?
Some Barre Above classes are taught using a barre, and some are taught center-floor – completely off the barre. If you want to know this beforehand, it is always best to ask ahead of time before coming to class.

Will I be too tall or too short to do the exercises on the barre?
Almost all installed barres and portables barres are meant to adhere to a wide range of height. Some rooms may be set up with two different barre heights, and some portable barres are adjustable and can be heightened or lowered. It is best to make your instructor or the front desk person aware of your height if the class is being taught on the barre. This way he or she can make sure to have you stand on the side with participants around the same height and therefore have the barre placement that is best for you.

What should I wear to class?
Make sure to wear comfortable clothing to class. Full length or capri leggings are recommended since these allow you full range of motion and will not inhibit any movement. Wear a comfortable sports bra and shirt or tank or tank on top that lets you breath. Socks are best on your feet, but if you feel uncomfortable you can always keep your shoes on or go barefoot. If you forgot socks, you can always pick up a pair in the front of the studio or facility.

Trapeze Flexibility Workshop

Want to improve flexibility and core stability in a fun new way! Come try our Trapeze Workshop on 4/22! Classes will include work on our brand new yoga trapezes! So, what is aerial yoga good for? How will it improve my overall strength, health and well-being? The list of benefits of anti-gravity yoga are similar to the list of benefits of a traditional yoga practice with a few important differences.

  1. It relieves compression in the spine.

One of the biggest benefits of hanging in the hammock during poses like downward facing dog or back bends is the relief on the spine. Instead of the natural downward compression of your spine produced by gravity, the muscles in your spine release and relax as you hang, reducing pressure and joint compression.

2. Aerial yoga challenges your central nervous system, mental capacity and proprioception.

Simply put, practicing in the silk yoga swing adds a level of elegant complexity as well as assistance to simple postures that requires mental focus and patience as you learn how to move your body through each pose.

3. It Increases pulling strength.

This particular benefit is probably the most interesting because the movement type of “pulling,” like when you perform a pull-up, isn’t found in the traditional yoga practice. With the repetitive pressing in yoga, during sun salutations and/or chaturanga, can create muscular imbalances in the shoulders. Over time, this can lead to repetitive stress injuries.

The act of pulling yourself up into the hammock as well as during other transitions is a great way to keep your shoulders balanced and healthy in both pulling and pressing.

4. Praticing anti-gravity yoga improves flexibility.

With the help of the silk hammock, practitioners are able to refine and improve their alignment and relax into the pose. The ability to relax the body leads to improved flexibility.

5. It’s beginner-friendly.

Aerial yoga is accessible not just for advanced practitioners but for beginners as well. With the added support of the hammock, new students can play with posture and alignment while building the strength to execute yoga poses on their own. Not only that, it allows for questions and added support from the teacher as the number of students per class is lower than a traditional yoga practice. Check out 2 year old Tiny Dancer Nattie working on her unassisted bridge pose! Dancers of all ages and levels can benefit from this Workshop!

This class is open to everyone! You do not need to be a BBDC student to enjoy the benefits of this class! Space is very limited! Contact the studio ASAP if you are interested!

Adult Dance Classes are here!!

Dust off those old Tap shoes because we’re dancin again!

Starting Tuesday January 8th 7-8pm ONLY $7!!!!!!

We will explore Jazz, Tap, Ballet, and Contemporary Techniques! Each week will be something new!

Get ready to shuffle ballchange into the new year!!! All levels of experience are welcome in this class! Only thing you need is a positive attitude!

There are so many benefits of adding Dance into your weekly routine!

Many adults today suffer from the “Couch Potato Syndrome,” where they can’t seem to get up and get motivated to do something healthy. Maybe it is because they aren’t very athletic, and feel that is the only way to get some exercise. Have you ever considered taking a dance class? This offers an option for those who are not so athletic to get some great exercise. Below are 13 benefits for adults when they take dance classes.

 

  1. Dancing helps you lose weight! Dancing helps you to keep your mind and body healthy and is just as good for you as cycling and jogging. It helps with your upper-body strength and strengthens your core muscles. Overall, it can be a great workout for any adult! It is a great endurance builder.
  2. Dancing helps to boost your memory. Science shows that exercise can reverse the volume loss from the part of your brain that controls memory and can help prevent dementia.
  3. Dancing improves your flexibility and reduces stiffness. It eases joint pain throughout your body and strengthens bones and muscles. Your range of motion will improve and you will have an easier time moving your shoulders, arms and back.
  4. Dancing reduces stress. It can be very enjoyable to have an hour each week to forget all your troubles as you dance your cares away! It helps to diminish depression and lift your spirits
  5. Dancing is good for your heart. It is the perfect activity for those who are at risk for cardiovascular disease. It improves your heart health, breathing, and quality of life.
  6. Dancing gives you better balance. Good posture is required for dancing and dancing helps you stabilize and gain better control of your body.
  7. Dancing increases your energy level. Studies find that dance can improve physical performance and increase energy in adults.
  8. Dance class gives you the perfect opportunity to make new friends and socialize. Being socially engaged leads to increased happiness, reduces stress, and gives you a strong immune system.
  9. Dance class offers insight to other cultures and customs, through the different styles of dance and music you will encounter as well as your fellow classmates.
  10. Dancing increases your self-esteem and confidence. As you concentrate on learning new dance steps, your self-esteem will rise. As you learn graceful new ways for your body to move, you will gain a better appreciation and respect for your body, which will result in a healthier body image.
  11. Dancing offers a creative outlet to express your personality and emotions without using words. It is a great way to be creative!
  12. Skills you learn in dance class can be valuable and transferable skills that can be applied to any career path you choose in life. These are life skills that you can take with you.

Join us in the New Year!!

New Class! Only at BBDC!!

We are so excited to offer our BBDC Dancers a cool new Dance Convention inspired class!

 

In this class dancers will learn choreography in a fast paced environment with dancers of all levels in the room. This class gives dancers a chance to work on the skill of picking up and retaining choreography quickly. When dancers leave to go on auditions they will be asked to do just that! A dancer must be able to learn choreography so that then they can work on putting emotion and acting into their dancing!

Dance Conventions are expensive and hard to get to! Why not get in on the fun right here at your home studio!

Get the perfect video for your dance Instagram profile!

We do this class in the dark with one lamp so that we can get in touch with our emotions and really dance full out! We dance in small groups so that dancers gain confidence dancing alone or with a  partner in a safe environment!

You will get the full Dance Convention experience with your friends each Wednesday!

 

BBDC is the only place you will find a classes like this outside of New York City!

 

BBDC is proud to offer unique classes like Student Choreography, Swing Dance, and Theater Arts!

 

 

It’s the perfect time to try something new! And Dance makes a great Holiday Gift!

 

See you on the Dance Floor!!

 

Swing Dance Workshop

We are so excited to be hosting a Swing Workshop this weekend with the amazing Darren and Ethel!

BBDC is welcoming two super accomplished Professional Swing Dancers to teach us about their Ballroom style!

Darren Deicide is a dance instructor and musician that lives in the New York City ­metro area. Darren began dance tutelage at the esteemed Dance Manhattan under internationally renowned dance instructors, including original Lindy Hop architect, Norma Miller. Since then, his love affair has gone from a passing interest, to an obsession, and now being a dance instructor himself.

“I have always been an avid music lover. In particular, my passion for the rock n’ roll tradition, from blues to jazz to rockabilly, has been insatiable. Nothing gets me more excited than watching others catch the bug! I hope you feel my contagious enthusiasm for this dance. I am ready to spark a new scene. I hope to not only pass the traditions I have learned to others, but to take the living art form of swing into new, innovative directions.”

Ethel Lynn began her lindy hop adventures in October of 2012 where she learned the fundamentals of the dance in Boston, Massachusetts. Eventually the bug set in and her feet couldn’t stop as her love for the dance and music took hold. Since then she has continued to expand upon her lindy hop experiences by taking classes from world renouned instructors at Dance Manattan and Syncopated Swing. In addition to attending classes, workshops, exchanges, and competitions throughout the U.S., you can find Ethel at various social dances throughout NYC. While Ethel lives and loves the world of jazz, she is most interested in pushing the lindy hop scene forward into uncharted territory. Long live aerials!

This class is going to be a jam packed couple of hours of Lindy Hop and Swing fun! This is a beginner class, and it is not necessary to bring a partner.

Everyone is welcome, there is an event on Facebook if you want to share and invite friends to join!

To learn more about Darren and Ethel visit their website here!

We can’t wait to dance with you this weekend!!

BBDC Dances for Charity!

BBDC Dancers are so excited to be participating in the Turton Talent Show this weekend! Senior Dance Team Members will also be featured during the show!

BBDC Auditioned with, and will be performing our favorite piece from last year, A Musical! We will also be performing a stunning new contemporary piece choreographed by Miss Lindsay.

Along with our excitement to perform in the Talent Show, BBDC Dancers are excited to have their dancing benefit amazing charities like CASA, and Collier Youth Services of Ocean County. We hope that the funds raised with this performance helps children achieve their dreams. A core value at Broadway Bound is being charitable and giving back to the community whenever possible. We strive to instill these values in the next generation of artists, and we are so proud that our dancers are so willing to do things for those in need.

Lou Russo from 94.3 the Point will be the Emcee!

“I so look forward to this exciting event and the opportunity to recognize the talent of our youth,” said Diane Turton, President & Founder, Diane Turton, Realtors. “It is also extremely rewarding to support CASA and Collier Youth Services, two great Monmouth and Ocean County local youth programs.”

About CASA of Ocean County

The mission of CASA of Ocean County is to train everyday people to act as the voice for the neglected and abused children in foster care. The CASA Volunteer serves as the child’s voice in court and is committed to moving the child towards a safe and permanent home. For more information, visit CASAofOceanCounty.org

About Collier Youth Services

The mission of Collier Youth Services is to provide at-risk youth a chance to grow toward their potential in an environment that promotes belonging, dignity and hope. For more information, visit collieryouthservices.org.

 

We are so proud of our dancers, and how they are always so giving of their talents! We wish them the best of luck this weekend!

If you would like to come to the show purchase Tickets at turtontalent.com

We hope to see you there.

Welcome Back to Dance!

We just wanted to take a moment to welcome all of our dancers back to class!

BBDC is so excited to be offering a ton of new programs this Season!

Ballroom, Theater Arts, POUND, Yoga, Adult Dance Classes and coming soon Zumba and Barre!

We have great deals on Unlimited Adult Monthly Class Cards! And a special Competition for September–Get 1 Point for each class you take this month! Get the most points this month and win $10 off October Class Pass!

Meet our new Faculty this week! Try a new class! Bring a Friend and receive $25 off of your next Tuition payment!

Registration is now open. Space is limited, so get in today!Friendly Atmosphere - Small Classes / Individual Attention

Ava Cota from Dance Moms comes to BBDC!

We are so excited to be hosting a Workshop with Ava Cota and Jeanette Cota from Dance Moms!

Ava and her mom Jeanette will be in studio on September 15th at 9am!

This workshop will feature a 90 minute Class and Meet and Greet! Such a great opportunity for dancers ages 7+! Dancers will be able to dance with Ava and be inspired to take their dancing to the next level!! Open to all dancers in the Tri State area! Everyone is welcome! Dancers will be included in promotional material and featured in Ava’s upcoming YouTube videos!

 

Ava is a huge advocate for anti-bullying after everything she has gone through in her dance career this far, she’d love to be able to chat with other kids who may be experiencing the same thing. Ava and her mother are touring studios all over the country this week to inspire young dancers to rediscover the artistry of dance. Recently Ava has been inspired by the hit Netflix series, “13 REASONS WHY” and the headlines in the news today to start her own social media movement. She calls it the #13Reasons4Me or #13ReasonsofLove Movement. The goal of this movement is for teens (kids & adults too!) to help lift themselves up, as well as lift others up at a time where the rest of the world is trying to tear people down. 
 
Ava says, “I started this challenge to create something that was a positive movement on the social media platforms to spread love. In the world we live in, it seems all actions are taken out of hate of oneself or hate of others! This movement encourages kids/teenagers to look at the good in their lives and in themselves which I think can be very powerful.”
 
Ava is encouraging people to watch her video on social media in hopes that other kids & teens will join in and be a voice across all social media.  “I am not one to be quiet when things around me are falling apart, and I hope that I can be an influential voice to kids to make sure our next generation is filled with a whole lot more love!”
 
To join Ava’s movement, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djla-mWqhpM
 
 
We are so excited to offer these opportunities to our community!
 

Playbill.com Article

WOW!!

Mr Joseph Brunetti, Producer of Broadway Meets the Beach in Seaside, sent this terrific article and promo video that has been featured on Playbill.com!!!

 

See the video and read the article here

We are so excited to have been asked to be a part of the first event! BBDC “Musical” Dancers cannot wait to perform again on August 6th and 13! Performances start at 6pm! This is sure to be a big event perfect for the whole family!

 

 

 

Broadway Meets the Beach!

OMG!!

We were so honored to be asked to perform at the first Broadway Meets the Beach in Seaside NJ!

BBDC Competition Dancers performed their National Award Winning piece, A Musical,  from the Broadway Musical Something Rotten!

Dancers performed along side Broadway Great Marilou Henner! We were so excited to follow the amazing Calendar Girls too!

The director and producer of this event Joseph Brunelli said “I was so impressed with every aspect! You all were so sweet, talented, enthusiastic, beautiful, and patient! Thank you again for your sterling efforts!” When Mr Brunelli invited us back for a repeat performance we jumped at the chance!

We will be back at the beach on the Franklin Ave Stage August 6th and August 13th! This fun family event is FREE!!! They are also giving away some super cool prizes!! We love getting out of the studio and sharing our love of dance with the community!

 

Broadway Buzz Latest News and Info You Need To Know
  • Barre Above Classes Coming Soon to BBDC!

    What is “barre”?While many interpret barre workouts differently, most barre workouts are a fusion of yoga, Pilates, strength training, and ballet. Barre classes incorporate specific sequencing patterns and isometric movements… ★ Read More


  • Swing Dance Workshop

    We are so excited to be hosting a Swing Workshop this weekend with the amazing Darren and Ethel! BBDC is welcoming two super accomplished Professional Swing Dancers to teach us… ★ Read More


  • Welcome Back to Dance!

    We just wanted to take a moment to welcome all of our dancers back to class! BBDC is so excited to be offering a ton of new programs this Season!… ★ Read More


  • Playbill.com Article

    WOW!! Mr Joseph Brunetti, Producer of Broadway Meets the Beach in Seaside, sent this terrific article and promo video that has been featured on Playbill.com!!!   See the video and… ★ Read More