Choose a programme that suits your lifestyle
Are you the type of person that thrives on routine? Is your best time to work out every Monday at 7am, or Sunday at midnight? We understand that in this changing world, routine matters, and that routines change, too. That’s why we have created Ballet-lates® on-demand, to suit your schedule, no matter where you are in the world or when you like to practice those pliés.
Each week we create and deliver three new Ballet-lates® workouts, with one new workout each week for each level: one new beginner workout, one new intermediate workout and one new advanced workout. Each session lasts approximately 20 minutes and builds on the one prior to it.
Because Ballet-lates® workouts progress throughout the year, our themes change, too. They include strength, balance, flow, power, flexibility and grace, and are carefully chosen to correspond to seasons of the year. We concentrate on power and flexibility during the warmer summer months when our muscles respond well to jumps and stretches, and we start the new year off building our strength. (These match Northern Hemisphere seasons, so Australian and South African clients might have to adjust!)
There are so many layers to Ballet-lates®, there’s always something new to learn! As always, we take inspiration each week from an actual ballet.
If working out behind closed doors helps you ‘dance like no one’s watching’, well, we’ve got you covered with our weekly workouts. Press ‘play’ and dance your heart out!
However, if the thoughts of exercising on your own leads you to think, I’m too busy’ ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’ or ‘The dog ate my ballet shoes’ then join our live stream classes with other members of our amazing Ballet-lates community. One of our favourite things about Ballet-lates is the incredible sense of positivity and support from everyone who does it.
Each week we gather for 3 live stream classes:
Tuesdays, 9.45am (Dublin Time)
Saturdays, 9.45am (Dublin Time)
Saturdays, 11.30am (New York Time)
One live stream class is recorded every week and available for one week after the class.
A to Z of Ballet-lates®
One of the things we love most about Ballet-lates® is the more you practice, the stronger you feel. And to help you Get Strong Gracefully, we’ve created a Ballet-lates® dictionary, bringing you the A to Z of Ballet-lates®. This dictionary explains in detail how to perfect our most popular steps, so whether you’re an expert at arabesques or a beginner at the barre, we’ve what you need to pirouette with perfection!
Christie Seaver began dancing at the age of five and hasn’t stopped since. She trained in the US with Nanette Glushak and Michel Rahn at the Fort Worth School of Ballet, as well as under Anna-Marie Holmes at Boston Ballet School and with Margot Parsons in Boston.
“If you’re planning on doing a little exercise in 2017, Pilates just may be the place to start. Christie Seaver’s Reformer Pilates is the best we have come across in Ireland...We’re also fans of her mat classes and Ballet-lates. This woman knows what women want and makes exercise not only bearable, but thoroughly enjoyable.”Social & PersonalBest for Personal Training 2016
“Just like fashion styles and shapes, the ideal female body changes with time...Our latet incarnation of the perfect female form has been shaped by our growing awareness of health and fitness. With strong the new skinny and fit the new fab, the ideal shape is now that of a dancer with long lean limbs, pert posterior and the core of steel. Former professional ballet dancer, fitness innovator and all round southern belle Christie Seaver has devised what has to be the most fun, yet effective workout there is, Ballet-lates.”S&P Weddings
“This class has three things going for it: flexibility, fun and freedom. Every bit of me needs to remain flexible. We all need fun in our life and Christie brings us the freedom of both ballet and Pilates moves that everyone can enjoy. Haven’t missed a class in five years.”Mary Drechsler
“Every girl wants to feel like a ballerina - elegant, graceful and strong. Ballelates gives us that experience. It doesn't matter that most of us have no background in dance, Christie makes us believe that we are all dancers, and we leave each class feeling nimble, graceful and lighter than air! Improved breathing, posture, and core conditioning are just some of the welcome side effects of our weekly excursions into the world of dance, and I for one, wouldn't miss it for the world.”Lia Monahan
“In order to become fit, toned, dance and leave a class with a smile on your face – you need to attend the Ballet-Lates class. The combination is a match made in heaven – stretching, toning, strengthening, aerobic and all to music. Sandymount is so lucky to have such an innovative teacher with a background in classical ballet and Pilates and we, her students, are reaping the rewards.”Michele Keogan
“Every part of you is exercised, really. You come away feeling exhilarated!”Patricia O'Leary
“Having never done ballet before, I find Ballet-lates to be a fun challenging workout that is good for the brain as well as the body.”Lesley HughesYoga Instructor
“I did yoga for years and years, so I’m no newcomer to various forms of exercise and body work. Still, there was something so refreshing about coming to Christie’s Ballet-lates. I love how good I feel physically and mentally coming out of the sessions, I love the interaction with the others in the classes, and of course Christie and her teaching. Her knowledge of the body and how she turns the class into a place where you feel free to actually dance is unique: Not many people can create this comfortable place on a Saturday morning. As each session begins, I already look forward to the next Saturday morning session!”Jennie Guy