1844 Echo Park Avenue | Los Angeles, CA, 90026 | (323) 913-9460

Floor Barre for Dancers


This class is taught by:

Cati Jean

Originally from Versailles Cati grew up in southern France. She studied extensively with renowned teachers. She performed a wide range of the classical repertory before studying the Jose Limon and Martha Graham techniques of Modern and Contemporary dance in Paris. Cati has been a guest teacher at many famous schools, including: Stockholm Ballet Academy, Sweden; Tokyo Broadway Dance Center, Japan; Harmonique Dance Center, Paris, France; Ema Pulido Dance Center, Mexico City, Mexico; and the Festival of Dance, Perugia, Italy. Cati’s love of dance and years of teaching experience make her an inspiring teacher and has established her as an inventive choreographer.

She performed 5 years in Paris in the renowned cabaret shows Alcazar de Paris and Le Paradis Latin. She performed and taught in Japan for a year. She moved to Los Angeles on a scholarship program at the EDGE Performing Arts Center and trained in the Aerial Arts. Her performed with Prince, Ricky Martin, Jay-Z and Tina Turner and in films – Ms Santa Claus and Cinderella choreographed by Rob Marshall, Three to Tango, Rock Star, Ocean’s Eleven, Jag, The Shield and Kiss Kiss, Bang, Bang.

She’s a choreographer with extensive credits. She has coached numerous well known actors, aerial artists and singers. She is the Producer, Creator and Director of the successful French-style cabaret L’effleur des Sens

Floor Barre (Barre a terre or Barre au sol) is a technique in ballet training that takes basic ballet barre training from the standing position to the floor, taking the effort of standing out of the equation. It is designed to increase flexibility, coordination, strength and control, and improve technique, including turnout of the hips and alignment. Floor barre enhances the dancer’s precision and posture, making fixes that remain in their muscle memory and become evident when they go back to training in a standing position. 60 minute class for dancers only - not appropriate for non-dancers.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Nov 17 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Cati Jean
  • Sat Nov 24 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Cati Jean
  • Sat Dec 01 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Cati Jean
  • Sat Dec 08 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Cati Jean
  • Sat Dec 15 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Cati Jean
  • Sat Dec 22 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Cati Jean
  • Sat Dec 29 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Cati Jean
  • Sat Jan 05 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Cati Jean
  • Sat Jan 12 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Cati Jean
  • Sat Jan 19 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Cati Jean
  • Sat Jan 26 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Cati Jean
  • Sat Feb 02 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Cati Jean
  • Sat Feb 09 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Cati Jean
  • Sat Feb 16 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Cati Jean
  • Sat Feb 23 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Cati Jean
  • Sat Mar 02 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Cati Jean
  • Sat Mar 09 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Cati Jean