Open Barre {Quickie}


This class is taught by:

Kaitlyn Frotton

Kaitlyn Frotton is thrilled to finally be joining the Local Barre family! Kaitlyn is a seasoned performer, and dance/gymnastics teacher, with an undying passion for health and fitness. She’s performed in various shows Off-Broadway, Nationally, and Internationally both on land and on cruise ships in shows ranging in style from 50 Shades the Musical Parody to Macbeth. Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle has always been key in her ability to handle the stress of the uncertainties and inconsistencies of show-biz, Kaitlyn spent the majority of her childhood competing in dance, soccer, and track. She’s an AFAA certified group fitness instructor, with years of teaching experience in zumba, dance, gymnastics, and acting. She’s become mildly obsessed with Local Barre and can’t wait to share her passion and love for this incredibly effective work out with her clients!

Andrea Ellis

Andrea Ellis was born and raised in New Jersey where she began dancing at the age of three. Throughout high school she studied dance extensively at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School’s gifted and talented dance program, New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble and New Jersey School of Ballet. Graduating from Montclair State University cum laude, she earned a BA in Communications with a minor in Dance. She is currently a member of Ariel Rivka Dance and Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre. Andrea is eager to bring her passion for dance and fitness to Local Barre!

Charlotte Richman

Charlotte loves all things fitness and health. Born and raised in uptown Hoboken, Charlotte was thrilled to see Local Barre make waves in the community when it first opened and has been attending classes for years. When the opportunity arose to become a Barretender, Charlotte couldn’t wait to get started. Growing up as a dancer, competitive swimmer and yogi, Charlotte has formed a deep connection with her body’s strength and flexibility and looks forward to sharing a Barre or Night Cap class with you. Some of Charlotte’s physical and athletic accomplishments include: a proclamation from the Mayor of the City of Hoboken for outstanding state-wide rankings in the 100 yard butterfly and 50 yard freestyle, High Tech High School Dance Department ‘Dancer of the Year’ Award (North Bergen, NJ), dancing professionally in New York and Los Angeles, the design, production and world-wide release of a fitness and mindset App called Fit, Flexible & Fabulous, and is 200-hour Hatha Yoga Certified from City Yoga in Los Angeles. As a graduate of University of Chicago with a double major in Linguistics and International Relations, Charlotte is enthusiastic about communication, business and travel, but health and movement still come first! She looks forward to meeting you in class soon!

Janelle Lyons

Janelle Lyons has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Movement Science, as well as a Masters in The Art of Teaching. She has studied Anatomy and Physiology, Kinesiology, and Exercise Physiology, and has been a Physical Education and Health teacher in Allendale, N.J for the past 8 years. Janelle has always had a passion for exercise, eating healthy, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She has worked as both a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor. Janelle found that Barre was a great way to work every muscle in your body- while being safe at the same time. She was immediately obsessed with Barre and decided to pursue becoming an instructor. She loves that the class focuses on building lean long muscles and is based on the methods of Lotte Berk. Janelle is excited to be a part of the warm and welcoming Local Barre family, where the staff and the clients are open and eager to learn and work hard. She enjoys thinking of ways to teach a challenging class while encouraging her clients to push themselves. Nothing makes her happier than when she knows she has given her clients a great workout that will keep them looking and feeling their best.

Amanda R Robinson

Amanda is a New Jersey native, who began training in dance at the age of 3 and teaching the discipline at her local dance studio at the age of 13. During her teens, Amanda also studied classical ballet and pointe at the training school for the New York City Ballet, The School of American Ballet. During this time, she was casted as a member of George Balanchine’s, “The Nutcracker” and “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream.” Amanda continued to dance throughout her college years on the nationally ranked TCNJ Dance Team, where she was captain her senior year. Currently, Amanda is a 3rd year veteran as an NBA Dancer for the Brooklyn Nets and has had the privilege to represent the brand performing overseas in eight countries including China, Italy, Brazil, Turkey, London, Spain, Jamaica, and Singapore. Performing over the years, Amanda has realized not only how important health and fitness is to her dance career, but also to everyday life. She understands conditioning on machines at the gym is not for everyone, including herself, and has found that Barre is an awesome total body workout that she cannot wait to share with you!

Olivia Bernardo

Olivia fell in love with cycling years ago as the ultimate way to de-stress and get those happy endorphins pumping. Prior to joining Wheelhaus Bikegarten, she instructed at the University of Miami (FL), the New York Sports Club, and the Bobbi Brown-owned 3Sixty Cycling Studio in Montclair, New Jersey. She is a certified instructor with Mad Dogg Athletics Spinning and Schwinn Indoor Cycling. Since her college days, Olivia has spent her years working in NYC at three of the top fashion magazines in the world. Still she maintains an intense passion for teaching, which is evident in her instructing style: she loves to transform newbies and avid riders into Wheelhaus powerhauses!

Amber Hirsch

Amber Hirsch graduated from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Dance Performance. In addition to her passion for dance, she has always had an interest in health and fitness and began to explore how the two can be brought together. In 2002, her journey into the fitness industry began as she immersed herself in learning as much as possible through different certifications and life experiences. Some of these certifications include NASM, AFAA, Practical Pliates, Spin and Scwinn. In 2010, her career found the perfect balance of dance and fitness when she began instructing at Local Barre and is now loving her position as Director of Fitness.

Amanda F Fontana

Amanda Fontana is originally from a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA and started dancing at the young age of 2. She competed nationally in dance and went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Point Park University with a Bachelors of Arts in Musical Theater and a minor in Dance. Since her arrival to NYC post-graduation, she has been fortunate to work professionally as a dancer and choreographer. Her favorite credits include the national tours of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Dance Captain, Silly Girl) and ELF the musical (Assistant Choreographer, Dance Captain, Swing). Newly married, she happily resides in Hoboken with her husband. Amanda is thrilled to be a part of such a talented team of Barretenders and can’t wait to share her knowledge and passion for dancing and fitness with you! Be sure to follow Amanda’s Instagram for class updates, health info, and inspiration to help conquer your fitness goals - @amandagracefontana
Our signature class, Open Barre℠, packed powerfully into a 45 minute format! Open Barre is a fusion of ballet fundamentals, core conditioning, Yoga and stretching for a total body workout using lightly weighted yoga balls, stretching strap, ballet barre, playground ball, and yoga mat to achieve a lean, flexible, youthful body. Open Barre℠ is just that, open to beginners and all levels of practice. Socks are required.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Apr 24 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Kaitlyn Frotton
    at West
  • Mon Apr 24 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm with Andrea Ellis
    at West
  • Mon Apr 24 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm with Charlotte Richman
    at Uptown
  • Tue Apr 25 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Janelle Lyons
    at Uptown
  • Tue Apr 25 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm with Andrea Ellis
    at West
  • Tue Apr 25 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm with Amanda R Robinson
    at Uptown
  • Tue Apr 25 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm with Andrea Ellis
    at West
  • Wed Apr 26 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Andrea Ellis
    at Uptown
  • Wed Apr 26 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm with Amanda R Robinson
    at West
  • Wed Apr 26 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm with Andrea Ellis
    at Uptown
  • Wed Apr 26 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm with Amanda R Robinson
    at West
  • Thu Apr 27 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Olivia Bernardo
    at West
  • Thu Apr 27 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Amanda R Robinson
    at Uptown
  • Thu Apr 27 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm with Andrea Ellis
    at West
  • Fri Apr 28 8:45 am - 9:30 am with Amber Hirsch
    at Uptown
  • Fri Apr 28 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm with Bethany Tyrrell
    at West
  • Sat Apr 29 7:15 am - 8:00 am with Janelle Lyons
    at Uptown
  • Sat Apr 29 8:15 am - 9:00 am with Amanda F Fontana
    at West
  • Sat Apr 29 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Amanda F Fontana
    at Uptown
  • Sun Apr 30 9:15 am - 10:00 am with Jennifer V Valdora
    at West