I came across this US News article today about the Bar Method craze. I know a few people who have tried it and loved it, but they were not dancers, nor had any interest in classical dance. I'm afraid my purist inner-ballerina would be at odds with the class, and mutter snide comments during a vicious inner monologue about the bastardization of dance. That said, I'm still curious. I do Pilates reformer, after all - could it be that much of a stretch?
What say you, Cher Readers? Have you taken a Bar Method (or other ballet-based fitness) class? Did you enjoy it, or did you ballet run as fast as you could back to the studio for a proper barre workout?