Barre Forte Instructor Certification

Barre Forte

Barre movements are inherently small, controlled, and can be difficult to perform and cue correctly. We'll help you master the movements and principles that differentiate barre from ballet. 

Why Barre Forte?

  • No ongoing licensing fees
  • No outlandish requirements for participation
  • No re-certification required
  • Instant feedback and suggestions
  • No video requirements
  • No application process

What's included with a Barre Forte Certification?

  • Two days of fast paced and engaging instruction, with over 15 hours of intense training
  • 2 formidable Master Classes
  • 2 complimentary classes in one of the body barre's studios
  • Comprehensive manual, including full-color pictures
  • Ongoing support, training, and guidance
  • Extensive opportunity to create, practice, instruct, and perfect your choreography


Barre Forte Instructor Certification is a comprehensive, two day program that teaches instructors of all background and abilities to effectively and safely instruct barre, as well as improve the way they conduct and instruct other formats. Attendees will prepare and practice choreography, and spend extensive time performing, and cuing exercises to and in front of both large and small groups. Great emphasis will be given to format, flow, cuing, and musicality. Master Barre Trainers will be on hand to help you design a safe, effective, and well-rounded workout.

In the Barre Forte Instructor Certification you will:

  • Learn about the history and evolution of barre
  • Discuss and understand how ballet, yoga, and Pilates have influenced barre
  • Know what you must incorporate into every barre class
  • Understand the principles that cause barre moves to be inherently small and effective
  • Know the benefits and advantages of teaching with a tucked pelvis and with a neutral spine
  • Learn to format and choreograph a one hour class
  • Understand how to incorporate common tools and equipment into your classes
  • Discuss what music to use and how to use it
  • Learn to count, choreograph, and pre-cue to music
  • Understand basic body alignment principles for barre, and how to avoid common injuries
  • Learn to cue hundreds of barre exercises, and barre stretches safely and effectively
  • Learn progressions and modifications to effectively teach students of all levels and abilities
  • Practice, perform, and instruct

Barre Forte Student Testimonials

"...thank you for doing such a great job on the certification course.  I absolutely loved it and couldn't have been happier with choosing Barre Forte!  And, I just got hired at one of the gyms in town to teach barre classes there (I wanted to be able to teach in a place that had barres attached to the wall while I'm deciding on a wise decision as to when and where to open my own studio)! " - Shonna M. - Albuquerque, New Mexico

"It blew my other barre certification program out of the water!" - Debbie - Denver, Colorado

"I am excited to tell you that I just received an offer to be a part of Physique 57’s training program here in Dubai.  The program instruction will begin this winter.  This past August I completed the Barre Forte Instructor Certification with Brena and Jen.  I know that the skills that I gained during the training truly prepared me for the audition!  Thank you so much!" Amanda R. -Dubai

"Barre Forte and the amazing instructors at the body barre provided me with the expertise necessary to design and teach my own classes.  This training coupled with the workouts I attend at their studio each week definitely prepared me to walk into my first class with confidence and provide my clients with a quality barre workout.  I highly recommend Barre Forte for anyone interested in teaching barre." Julie I. - Denver

What do instructors do with their Barre Forte Certification?

  • Open studios
  • Instruct for international barre studios
  • Instruct at national yoga studios
  • Instruct at private studios, country clubs, national health clubs, and a whole lot more

Upcoming Certifications:

  • Highlands Ranch, CO - April 11th and 12th
  • Gainesville, FL - Spring 2015
  • Higlands Ranch, CO - June 13th and 14th
  • Highlands Ranch, CO - August 1st and 2nd
  • Highlands Ranch, CO - October 17th and 18th

To reserve your registration with a $200 deposit, click the "View Schedule/Register" icon at the top of our home page -> Click the "Events" tab -> Choose Highlands Ranch in the drop down menu.