Zena Rommett Leaves Legacy Behind: Floor-Barre® Technique for Dancers and Non-Dancers! [Video]

Zena Rommett leaves legacy behind for scores of dancers, athletes, actors and “regular” folks who found a balanced exercise program.

Zena Rommett

Video source: YouTube.

Born in Italy, Ms. Rommet came to the United States at the age of 5.

Zena Rommett was the originator of the world renowned Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Technique®. The technique utilizes the floor to correct and refine body alignment, and includes gentle exercises to strengthen joints, increase vitality, and help rehabilitate injuries without the pressure of gravity. Among the countless Floor-Barre enthusiasts are performers Tommy Tune, Judith Jamison, Lar Lubovitch, Melissa Hayden and John Curry who proclaim they ‘owe it all to her genius’ for saving and extending their careers while she coached them to a new level of perfection, freedom and confidence.

For more on this visionary teacher, visit: http://www.stepsnyc.com/faculty/bio/Zena-Rommett/

Zena Rommett Leaves Legacy Behind

Unlike traditional ballet barre exercises, which require students to stand upright holding a barre attached to a wall, Ms. Rommett’s Floor-Barre begins with students stretched on the floor and proceeds with gentle exercises to refine bodily placement, strengthen joints, increase vitality and help rehabilitate injuries without the pressure of gravity or the tendency toward rigidity that sometimes accompanies traditional standing-barre exercises. As she said in a 2008 interview in Dance magazine, “Many dancers don’t know how to stand correctly.”

Source: The New York Times.

Student: I don’t know if I’ve ever met a teacher like Zena, who cares as much about what she’s teaching. She’s focused on her work and carrying it through. She is a teacher’s teacher. The more you take her classes, the easier dancing becomes. Dancing is very simple if you follow what Zena says because your center becomes solid.
I think everyone should take Floor-Barre, from senior citizens to children. I don’t even dance anymore but I take Zena’s classes for overall well being and for injury prevention. I look better, I feel better. My body is healthy, and strong.

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Zena Rommett Leaves Legacy Behind

Zena Rommett’s Floor-Barre® Technique: Personal Review
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Zena Rommett’s Floor-Barre® Technique: Personal Review

What do you think? It’s quite simple, yet you get a great workout almost without noticing. This is because the floor helps you reduce the stress on your back, which is what most folks complain of.

Give it try. Invite a friend or two to try this amazing workout together!

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