Course overview

Barre Instructor Training

Learn how to become a world-class Barre Instructor, have the confidence to create challenging classes and be a rockstar instructor from day one. 

150 hours

Pre-Course Study

40 hours





Time to complete

6 months

CEC Points


why aleenta barre instructor training?

Aleenta Barre Instructor Training is an in-depth course teaching you everything you need to know about the foundations of fitness combined with barre technique and creating amazing barre classes so you can confidently teach barre fitness classes in-person or online.
The training incorporates studio classes, online and self-study and assessments. It's intense, challenging and rewarding and will give you the confidence, skills and knowledge to create your own classes in any environment.
Not only will you learn the principles of barre, but also how to improve your own personal strength and technique for brilliant demonstrations and teaching style and delivery. 

During the Course you will master barre exercise fundamentals, correct biomechanics of movement, as well as how to effectively utilise the power of music to create fun and challenging barre classes focusing on increasing strength, flexibility, toning and posture. 

We maximise teaching practice during the Course and provide valuable feedback and assessment with an emphasis on class delivery and design. ​

This course is physically and mentally intense, but equips you with everything you need to excel as an Instructor in Barre Fitness.

The class delivery techniques learnt will also apply to class teaching for other fitness genres such as yoga and Pilates. This program is specifically designed to be clear, complete and engaging - it is informative, easy to follow and FUN!

Aleenta Barre Instructor Training is suitable ​for all fitness professionals - Personal Trainers, Pilates Instructors, Yoga Instructors and Physiotherapists wanting to add barre to their repertoire.
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Face-to-Face Immersive Dates

Courses can be commenced at anytime. The Course dates below reference the face-to-face intensive dates. When you enrol you'll enrol into chosen immersive dates. When selecting dates ensure you have chosen dates which allow enough time for the pre-work required (approximately 40hrs) per Course.

This face-to-face immersive is online via zoom.

Online Course: 13 - 15 May 2022

Online Course: 19 - 21 August 2022

Online Course: 11 - 13 November 2022


Practical training in-Studio to develop & hone your skills on your body and others.

Face-To-Face: 11 - 13 March 2022

Face-To-Face: 20 - 22 June 2022


Practical training in-Studio to develop & hone your skills on your body and others.

Face-To-Face: 27 - 30 March 2022 (Retreat)

Face-To-Face: 23 - 25 October 2022 (Retreat)


Practical training in-Studio to develop & hone your skills on your body and others.

Face-To-Face: 27 - 30 March 2022 (Retreat)

Face-To-Face: 23 - 25 October 2022 (Retreat)


Barre Instructor Training is delivered via online self-study at your own pace, a 3-Day in-person Intensive, observation and class-reflection hours and a final practical assessment.

Highly Engaging Online & Self-Study

Enjoy online learning at your own pace with video, activities, lessons, and quizzes. Each unit includes a detailed visual  instruction manual as well as instructional video and interactive quiz. Learn the concepts visually and also view them  being demonstrated. Test your understanding of the material. 

Practical Assessment

The practical assessment tests your knowledge and practical application and ability to deliver the class you have designed.

Face-to-Face Intensive

This where is all comes together and you apply your online learning in real life. Experience how to design effective classes, explore how the exercises feel on your body and practice your class delivery.Enjoy the small classes and learn from your fellow Course attendees.


Class observation, participation and reflection is essential. Here you will learn tips, trick and skills to create your own voice and style as an Instructor. 


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barre instructor training - course content

foundations of fitness


Detailed anatomy delivered in a fun, informative and easy-to-understand module. 


Essential terminology to understand movement


Applying the principles of exercise physiology to understand how exercise effects the body's systems. 

Postural Assessment

Learn how to observe, analyse and assess posture to provide alignment cue

Exercise Pre-Screening

Learn how to perform an exercise pre-screen and modify for injury, pain and limitation.

Pre & Post-natal Exercise

Understand how the body changes through pregnancy and how to modify exercises for pre and post-natal.

Barre Training Modules

Combination of online, face-to-face and reflective learning. 

History & Evolution of Barre

Learn about the creation and evolution of barre and the different styles of barre fitness and how you can create and adapt barre to your Studio or classes.

Ballet Behind Barre Fitness

Unleash your inner ballerina learning ballet terminology, positions and alignment. Experience a ballet class and understand the difference between ballet and barre.

Foundational Barre Exercises

Master foundational exercises of barre which combined create barre class sequences and design.

Class Creation & Design

Learn everything related to class design - choreography, sequencing and flow, musicality, creativity and equipment props. Create a class and submit for assessment.

What makes a Great Instructor

We teach not only the fundamentals of barre, but also how to teach it. The art of cueing, adjustments, modifications and progressions.

Class Reflections

To become a world-class Barre Instructor, you need to understand class design, delivery and style. The best way to obtain this knowledge is experiencing it for yourself and reflecting on what works. 

our student feedback...

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was very well planned and organised with a great balance between theory and practical. It was a wonderful that it catered for different levels and backgrounds, with a lovely mix of students in the course. Alicia was very inspiring and knowledgeable! Each exercise was broken down into muscle groups and benefits which was very helpful. It also provided a framework for you to create many classes yourself in the future. You definitely leave the course ready to take barre classes straight away! I would recommend this course to other health professionals and those wanting a career in the fitness industry.
Meli Privopoulos - Physiotherapist,
Barre Instructor Graduate
Signing up to this course, I didn't really have much of an idea about what I would be in for. I was pleasantly surprised when the course curriculum took us back to the basics of ballet and what has now become "barre". Having Alicia as our trainer was a special treat, not only because she was the one who had designed the course and written the course content, but being a barre instructor at Aleenta herself, she had a wealth of knowledge of all aspects of what it means to be a barre instructor. I would recommend this course to anyone with a background in Pilates, ballet or yoga, or even like me, who is a PT and is looking to add a bit of an edge to there training and skills.
Kara Bailey - PT and Gymnast, Barre Instructor Training Graduate
As a fitness enthusiast, this course was intense, challenging yet SO REWARDING! Alicia guided us through classic Barre techniques and we had loads of discussion on anatomy, human body mechanisms, ballet & barre history, class design, and non-stop practical sessions to build up barre teaching skills. I met a group of fitness professionals from all walks of life (Pilates teachers, dancers, nurse, yogis, physiotherapist and a beauty therapist!). Everyone was so encouraging, we all shared and learnt from one another, the ambience was awesome and the whole learning experience was just fun. Try it for yourself, and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Clara - Yoga Instructor, Barre Instructor Graduate
Meet your instructor

alicia harvie

Alicia Min Harvie is a contemporary dancer and 
performance maker, Master Trainer and Head of the Aleenta Instructor Training School. 

She's dedicated 13-years, two Bachelor Degrees, a Diploma in Pilates therapy, a Cert 4 in Training and Assessment to her love of movement. 

Having fun exercising with friends, the reward of feeling strong and reaching goals is what drives her to help others do the same. 
Patrick Jones - Course author


Frequently asked questions

What are the course requirements ?

You can be a complete novice Instructor to do our Course. Our only requirement is you have a passion for barre plus some level of familiarity.  This is why we require you to complete at least 10 barre classes prior to commencing the course. The more the better and attending a range of studios (if possible) is even better. 

We encourage all our Barre Instructors to undertake a Certificate 3 in Fitness to provide additional fitness knowledge and Certification. However, it's not essential to complete prior to undertaking this training. 

What on-going support do I receive? ?

For 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks post the face-to-face intensive you will have online access to our Master Trainer and support team to complete the pre and post work requirements.
There is a community tool set up so that you can communicate with your class peers and Master Trainer over this 4 week period.

How long does the course take?

The Course is a total of 150 hours. This includes approx. 40 hours of pre-course online study, 3-days face-to-face Intensive and furhter online and self-reflection/observation hours.  We recommend allowing 6 months to complete the Course.

Is the Barre Instructor Training Course Certified?

The Aleenta Barre Instructor Training Course is a Fitness Australia Approved CEC Program. Participants who successfully complete the program will be eligible to attain a total of 15 CECs from this Barre Training Course.

What if I cannot complete the course material in 6 months or if I do not pass my assessment?

If you need to re-sit the assessment the cost is $150. We will re-schedule a formal examination at a time mutually convenient if you fail to achieve 80% pass on the examination.
If you are unable to submit all your course requirements within 2 weeks of finishing the course then a fee of $150 is charged to extend the deadline per week required.
You will not receive your Aleenta Instructor Accreditation until the formal assessment and all course work has been passed.

Are there any Course Requirements?

  • Barre Instructor Training is open to anyone who has a love of barre. 
  • A minimum of 10 barre classes must be undertaken before commencing the face-to-face Intensive component of the Course.
  • A Certificate III Qualification in an area such as Group Fitness, Pilates, Dance or Level 1 in Yoga is the minimum qualification in Australia allowing you to obtain insurance for group exercise purposes. We highly recommend completing a Certificate 3 pre or post your Barre Instructor Training Course.

When is the latest I can enrol?

Given the pre-course assessments are required before the Intensive begins, we close enrolments 2 weeks prior to the face-to-face course commencement date. If you are a regular barre attendee and your barre strength and understanding is high, we may allow registrations closer to the course start date - please email if this applies to your circumstances.

Can I pay in instalments?

If you are wanting to pay in instalments, please email and we can organise this with you.


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