Friday, August 19, 2016

AT THE BARRE

Pursuing ballet as a hobby , brings so much joy and physicall benefit to my clients. 
Keep calm and do ballet!

Xoxo
Staphanie Mun Chen

Whatsapp 0123851501

Email : smunwl@gmail.com for full details 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Create an unique party with your girlfriends -Barre workout

EVERYTHING NEEDED TO CREATE THE PERFECT EVENT

A nail spa birthday celebration was so last year! Whether you’re planning a corporate outing, preparing for the “big day”, or hosting a unique birthday party for friends, there’s no better place to gather a group for relaxation, rejuvenation, and fun.

You can create an unique party with your girlfriends, 60 mins of barre workout and fun!

For more information or to get started, contact us at smunwl@gmail.com

Love,
Staphanie Mun Chen
012-385-1501
Founder of At The Barre
http://www.atthebarrelifestyle.com/



Friday, May 20, 2016

Top 7 Benefits of Ballet Lessons for Adults

TOP 7 BENEFITS OF BALLET LESSONS FOR ADULTS

Here are a few benefits of Ballet Lessons for Adults:-

1) Ballet is not just for the athletic, the artistic, or the young. Homemakers, physicists, philanthropists, lawyers, secretaries- ballet is more popular than ever among people of all métier, all ages.

2) Ballet offers both a break from daily life and a challenge with its own distinct mental and physical rewards.

3) In class you become a part of the grace and beauty you see onstage, and it becomes part of you.

4) Ballet also provides a great workout, with lasting benefits of toning, lengthening, and stretching. Every inch of your muscle will be actively engaged in movements. We will teach you feel the muscle you never thought you can control! You will end up shedding a few pounds and have a well-toned up body.

5) Another benefit is you will find ballet does wonders to your posture!

6) Ballet, actually make you smarter and prevent Alzheimer! In ballet, we listen and move along with music, you will use a lot of ‘brain power’ to remember the steps, keep up with the music timing, and coordinate the different body parts. For example, we exercise the left brain for getting the logic of the steps combinations; Right brain for interpreting the music and expressing our body in an artistic manner; The upper rear portion of the brain for interpreting spatial relationship; and the lower part of the brain for memorizing the steps.

7) No dress code in adult class. Wear a T-shirt/wrap sweater and sweatpants/a skirt in which you can move freely. As you progress, you may find yourself gaining confidence and shedding pounds- and a layer or two of clothing along with them.



SIGN UP NOW!!


Staphanie Mun Chen 
Founder & Creator of AT THE BARRE
http://www.atthebarrelifestyle.com/
012-385-1501
smunwl@gmail.com
For full details



Watch this cute video i found!!=) Enjoy!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Ballet barre - Musicality

In my class, i will always ask my clients to 'open up' their ears and heart, listen to the music and move.

Musicality is knowledge about and sensitivity to music. In dance, it refers to how the dancer executes movement in relation to music. Executing movement that is technically correct and in time to the music is the baseline of performance. As you progress, you not only dance in time to the music but also use the music to express the qualities of both the movement and music to understand musicality.

Enjoy the music in class!

Signing off with love,
Staphanie Mun
Founder of AT THE BARRE

E-mail me at smunwl@gmail.com



Monday, May 9, 2016

Ballet barre - Movement memory

I often say in my barre class that doing ballet in adulthood is really good for our brain too. Love to challenge my clients to think, exercise our brain in ballet class, i call it brain game for ballet babes.

Movements you perform in class are based on movement memory, also called muscle memory, which connects to developing your kinesthetic sense. After several months of attending ballet barre classes, you will be more familiarise with ballet movements like plie, tendue exercises.

This type of memory incorporates continued feedback to the basic movement to clarify the sequence of the legs or alter the arms and head in an exercise or step. Later, movement memory expands as exercises and combinations get longer, contain more steps, and increasingly become more complex. After practising many repetitions of a movement, you can execute the movement without thinking of the different parts, yet you are able to apply feedback or add stylistic elements to enhance the movement into a more sophisticated performance.

Keep dancing, keep practising. Stay beautiful!

Signing off with love,
Staphanie Mun
Founder of AT THE BARRE

E-mail me at smunwl@gmail.com


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

AT THE BARRE: Port De Bras

Literally means 'carriage of arms'. A simple movement of the arms to different positions, dancers work hard to make it seem graceful, poised and seamless.

A simple port de bras, commence from bras bra, to 1st position, to 5th position, to 2nd position, back to bras bra.

Good exercise for beginners to feel their back's strength while maintaining the arm positions, shoulders should be kept down, particularly in 5th position when it is very easy to hunch them.

The elbow should never be allowed to cave in and should always be supported.

The wrist should also be supported in all positions and never be allowed to flap either up or down.

The fingers are held closely together with the thumb pulled slightly towards the palm of the hand.

In general, visually beautiful soft clear line should be practised from shoulder to fingertips, controlled but never strained in appearance.


E-mail me at smunwl@gmail.com for enrollment.

Love,
Staphanie Mun Chen
012-385-1501
Founder of AT THE BARRE
A barre fitness lifestyle studio
http://www.atthebarrelifestyle.com/

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Ballet barre - Understanding artistry

In my adult ballet classes, as i see my clients progressing in technique, i started to introduce the meaning of expressive movement, getting them to dance more expressively.

Artistry means being able to express the intent of the dance, the choreographer's ideas, and emotions through ballet movements and gestures with the music. In the context of my barre classes, even simple movement at the barre can be beautifully expressed.

I enjoy seeing my clients feel good after class, holistically, feeling wonderful both physically and mentally. Similar to reading a great poem, seeing a riveting dramatic performance, listening to a piece of music that move your spirit, or viewing a work of art that connects to your senses, a dance artist visually expresses through the fullness and elegance of movements and gestures in relations with music that accompanies the performance- the poetry, emotion, and drama of the dance.

If i succeed in inspiring my clients to enjoy ballet as a from of art, it brings so much meaning to me.

Signing off with Love,
Staphanie Mun
Founder of AT THE BARRE

e-mail me at
smunwl@gmail.com







Monday, April 18, 2016

Benefits of taking ballet lessons as adult

TOP 7 BENEFITS OF BALLET LESSONS FOR ADULTS

Here are a few benefits of Ballet Lessons for Adults:-

1) Ballet is not just for the athletic, the artistic, or the young. Homemakers, physicists, philanthropists, lawyers, secretaries- ballet is more popular than ever among people of all métier, all ages.

2) Ballet offers both a break from daily life and a challenge with its own distinct mental and physical rewards.

3) In class you become a part of the grace and beauty you see onstage, and it becomes part of you.

4) Ballet also provides a great workout, with lasting benefits of toning, lengthening, and stretching. Every inch of your muscle will be actively engaged in movements. We will teach you feel the muscle you never thought you can control! You will end up shedding a few pounds and have a well-toned up body.

5) Another benefit is you will find ballet does wonders to your posture!

6) Ballet, actually make you smarter and prevent Alzheimer! In ballet, we listen and move along with music, you will use a lot of ‘brain power’ to remember the steps, keep up with the music timing, and coordinate the different body parts. For example, we exercise the left brain for getting the logic of the steps combinations; Right brain for interpreting the music and expressing our body in an artistic manner; The upper rear portion of the brain for interpreting spatial relationship; and the lower part of the brain for memorizing the steps.

7) No dress code in adult class. Wear a T-shirt/wrap sweater and sweatpants/a skirt in which you can move freely. As you progress, you may find yourself gaining confidence and shedding pounds- and a layer or two of clothing along with them.



SIGN UP NOW!!


Staphanie Mun Chen 
Founder of Little Ballerina 
Adult ballet 
smunwl@gmail.com
For full details








Thursday, April 14, 2016

Ballet barre streching

Benefits of ballet stretching

Ballet barre exercise, stretching is a crucial aspect of training.

Regular stretching of the body improves flexibility and motion of your joints it also improves circulation and helps to prevent injury.

Whether you’re a professional ballerina, athlete, beginner or intermediate in doing ballet barre, the long list of benefits associated with stretching have extremely positive impact on your body training.


  1. Increased flexibility. It increases the ability to move freely and easily and to perform everyday activities.
  2. Better muscle condition. It enhances athletic performance. In tennis, squash, volleyball, and swimming, greater range of motion and ability to apply force through that range of motion can confer a winning edge.
  3. Burning calories
  4. Releasing toxins
  5. Prevent injury. It may decrease the risk of injury
  6. A great way to relax. It feels good. Stretching reduces muscular tension, promotes relaxation.
  7. Anti aging effect. It counteracts age-related declines in flexibility.


Here is a basic rules i like to get my clients to follow when stretching:

B- Breath
Maintain steady deep breathing throughout.
“Inhale and exhale”

E- Ease into position
Do not force yourself into a stretch. You should always feel a slight pull when stretching but not a burning tear. Ease into the stretched position, do not rush into it, and slowly apply more pressure to get a nice stretch.
H- Hold for 30 seconds
Always stretch both sides of your body and hold for an even amount of time (ideally 20-30 seconds each position)

P- Patience
Hold longer for progression and development. Take your time in letting your body gain flexibility over time of practise. If you push too hard, too fast, you are stretching yourself to tears, may be doing more damage than good to your body.

P- Perseverance 
Be consistent with stretching everyday, persevere and keep going.

W- Warmed-up
Always stretch when body is fully warmed up.



Looking for a ballet barre fitness class in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia?

Do join our adult ballet fitness barre class. Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya Malaysia
Whatsapp 012-385-1501
or drop me an e-mail for more info.
smunwl@gmail.com

love,
Staphanie Mun Chen
Founder of At The Barre
Ballet fitness lifestyle studio

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Absolute beginner adult ballet class AT THE BARRE @ Jalan Gasing, A barre fitness lifestyle studio

Thinking of taking up adult ballet lesson?
Here are a few sure steps to fullfill your New Year Resolution for 2016



Step 1: Set your heart to do it!
Sign up for our absolute beginner adult ballet class. Call - 0123851501 to book your place.

Step 2: Mark down on your schedule
Check out our timetable 

Step 3: Come for class! Wear comfortable workout outfit, 3/4 black tights. Bring a small bottle of water, face towel and a pair of socks for the 1st lesson.

Step 4: Proudly tick 'checked' on 'Learn ballet' on your New Year resolution list!

Love from,
Staphanie Mun-Chen
012-385-1501
Founder of AT THE BARRE 
E-mail me for full sign up details : smunwl@gmail.com



Testimonies from current Adult ballet students

"As a young working professional, I do pole dance, lap dance and I like barre as a complement to the high-intensity workout," --- Margeret, 25 years old.




" Staphanie is a great teacher - there were so many things I didn't think i could do that she showed me was do-able. Thanks heaps for her encouragement and patience!" --- Raina, PR entrepreneur, 30+ years old.




"Taking classes with Staphanie has brought so much life to me in this season. I feel like i have progressed more in the past 6 months with her than i did in 1.5 years at my old studio. Amazing teacher and ballerina!" --- Andrea, Mother of 1, 30+ years old.




"She is a joy bringer. To be able to do ballet again is like soul food to me." --- Sonia, Attorney, 20+ years old.







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Staphanie Mun Chen 
Founder of AT THE BARRE 
Adult ballet 
012-385-1501
smunwl@gmail.com

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Rethinking Ballet

Meet The Dancing Prodigy Who Turned Down Harvard

What to eat before Fitness Ballet Class

Eating before a ballet class is a good idea to make sure that you have enough strength to endure the class. Make sure that you eat something light, not too heavy, so that you don't feel weight down, or the food is slouching around your tummy.

Some of the right snack to eat before class include, fruits, yoghurt, nut or dried fruits. So that you have the energy for your body and mind alert enough to learn and absorb what the teacher is teaching you during class.

Love,
Staphanie Mun Chen




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Staphanie Mun Chen 
Founder of AT THE BARRE 
Adult ballet 
012-385-1501
smunwl@gmail.com
For full details

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Unique birthday present for your friend- Adult ballet fitness course

Thinking of getting your best friend/ girlfriend a unique birthday present that she will truly enjoy?
Sign her up for Adult ballet fitness course (suitable for absolute begginers)

Course consist of :-
8 sessions of 1 hour weekly of ballet based fitness workout.
Every Saturday 12noon-1pm

Email me for full package details
smunwl@gmail.com
Whatsapp me at 0123851501

Love,
Staphanie MUn CHen
Founder of LIttle BAllerina

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Buy a unique Christmas present for a friend - Adult ballet course

Thinking of getting a unique and meaningful Christmas present for your girlfriend?
Sign her up for an adult ballet course.

Email me at smunwl@gmail.com for full details.
Whatsapp 012 385 1501

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Adult ballet lessons


SIGN UP NOW!!


Staphanie Mun Chen 
Founder of Little Ballerina 
Adult ballet 
012-385-1501
smunwl@gmail.com
For full details



Saturday, November 7, 2015

Channeling your inner ballerina

Thinking of taking up adult ballet beginners classes? Just drop me an email and book yourself a trial lesson, beware of getting hooked to ballet after that! =P
Regards,
Staphanie MUn CHen
012-385-1501
smunwl@gmail.com
Founder of AT THE BARRE