FAQ and Policies

What is barre class?

Barre is a dynamic full-body fitness class, inspired by ballet-technique combined with ideas from strength-training, cardio, pilates, and yoga. Classes focus around the ballet barre, where students are guided through a progression of low impact, isometric exercises targeting thighs, seat (glutes), core, and upper body. Barre technique is designed to strengthen and tone muscles that are often neglected by other fitness modalities. 

Learn more about barre technique and our studio here.

Do I need dance experience to join barre class?

Nope! We encourage anyone who is looking for a challenging workout to come to our studio, regardless of fitness level or prior experience. Our teachers provide descriptive cueing of movements, so even barre beginners can get a great workout.

What should I wear / bring to barre class?

You should wear comfortable, light clothing that allows for movement. We recommend wearing leggings/pants that go past your knees. We also recommend wearing grippy socks for class. 

Water bottles are welcome in the studio, so feel free to bring one!

Can I do barre while I am pregnant?

Yes, as long as you have the all-clear from your physician, you can attend barre class during pregnancy! Please consult with your physician to ensure that barre class is appropriate and safe for you and your pregnancy. Also, please be sure to let your teacher know that you are expecting, so we can provide alternative exercises and modifications where necessary.  

What can I expect from classes at Detroit Barre?

Our classes focus on proper form, alignment, and technique to deliver safe, effective results for all of our clients– regardless of fitness level or prior barre experience. We believe that a positive, high-energy atmosphere is what keeps people coming back and staying dedicated to their fitness goals.

Through our classes, we want clients to experience a transformation in endurance, strength, posture, flexibility, energy, and mental focus.

Is there parking available?

Yes! Plenty of street parking is available directly in front of the studio.

What are your attendance and cancellation policies? 

For your first class: Please arrive at least 15 minutes early so that we can get you checked in and ready to get started!

Classes begin promptly at the scheduled time. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early for class.

Studio doors are locked during class, so you may not be able to enter class if you are late. We may also allow another student to take your spot.

Our cancellation window is 2 hours before class. If you miss a class or do not cancel within 2 hours prior to class time, you will lose the class credit used for booking.

We recommend (but do not require) that you wear grippy socks for barre class. Grippy socks are available for purchase at the studio. 

Winter Policy: In the event of inclement weather, morning classes may be canceled. Registered clients will be notified as soon as possible in the event of cancelled class, and class credits will be returned to your account.

What is your illness policy? 

Clients who are experiencing illness symptoms or otherwise feel unwell should stay home.  

Please cancel any class registration as soon as possible if you know you will not be attending due to illness to avoid late cancellation penalties. Penalties may be waived depending on circumstances as long as the client emails the studio within 24 hours of the cancellation/no-show.

Information about COVID-19 management can be found here

Are Detroit Barre classes available on ClassPass?

No, our classes are not available for booking on ClassPass.

We offer a New Client Intro Offer (buy one class, get one free), so you can try a couple classes before committing to a class package or membership.

We also offer at least one free Community Barre class each month!

Do you offer any promotions on Groupon?

We do not offer promotional pricing through Groupon for our classes. Sales and promotions are announced in our email newsletter and on social media, so sign up and follow us to stay in the loop on special offers!

I have more questions. Where can I call to find out more?

Please feel free to call, email, or reach out to us on social media with your questions. Our contact information can be found here.