REWRITING HISTORY: Bringing Ballet Back to Kailua

Barre: Barre was created by ballerina Lotte Berk in London in 1959, teaching her first classes from her basement. 

Barre Kailua : Created by owner Jennifer Carroll in Kailua in 2014, teaching her first class in her bedroom. 

Mavis Tracy Ballet School:  Created by founder  Mavis Tracy in Kailua in the 1960s, where she  decided to open a classical ballet school at the Kailua YMCA AND taught ballet out of her home. 

 

What do these things all have in common? besides all being relatively similar in its field and craft; they've all started small - fueled by passion and a desire to teach and move with grace. 

As much as we'd love to have Lotte Berk come and teach a few classes and practice with us, thats a little bit out of reach- however - we are so happy to host and reinstate the Mavis Tracy Ballet School, here at Barre Kailua.

This incredible article by GO KAILUA MAG. tell's a great story about the Ballet School and its history, which is no wonder why it was such a staple in Kailua.

It is really exciting, not only growing up in the Kailua community, but going up doing what you love, with people you love then turning it into a heath conscious business and which is helping and empowering others in our beloved community. Then to top that off- working so closely with someone who compliments then field and growing together. Thats what our idea of community is. 

Compliment not Compete.

Beginning Oct. 2017 Mavis Tracy Ballet School will offer its first round of ballet classes for those ages 4+ on mondays and tuesdays. These will be their into classes to ballet and welcomes all levels. 

Open House + Registration will Be held at Barre Kailua SATURDAY, Sept 30th from 3-5p.

Join us in learning more about the classes, school, studio, and meet the teachers that will be guiding your little one(s) or even yourself though this timeless cultural art.

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2017 The Year of GROWTH .

20 ways to grow this new year

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1. DRINK UP BUTTER CUP:  "60% of the human body if made of water"....  you hear it over and over and over. So pour yourself a glass and drink away.

2. CLEAR THE CAN: rid the past , and take out the trash. Emotional, physical, digital. 

3. Give a little - there's magic when you give to others. Try compliments. They are free and the effects are priceless. 

4. STASH AND SAVE :  20% . Put it away. Far, far away. You'll thank yourself when you're in a bind and it's nice to know you've got a little something to fall back on during the holidays 

 5. Journal your gratitude: bad day? Make a list of all the good going on in your life. Reflect as needed.

6. Explore: travel / adventure , just get out and go somewhere new. Do something outside your norm and comfort zone. You'll be surprised how much you'll learn and it could change your perspective and even your life. Think Eat. pray. love  

7. CATCH SOME Zzzzzzzzzs. Resting when you're tired, grouchy, and need to take a break. That's your body telling you it needs to hit the pause button and nap. You will wake up feeling better and your brain will thank you.

8. Meditate sit and be still. Try 1 min a day of quiet and being present. Then try another min. Meditation does wonders for the mind, body, and soul.

9. Make a killer playlist. Music moves mountians. And no one has say over what you sing or how you sing. Jam out like no one is watching. 

10. Cook something new. There's a lot of pride in cooking something complicated, or even sharing a meal created from love to nourshish the soul and fill the gut. 

11. Plant something - be it a seed, garden, veggies, flowers, or an idea- nurture it and watch it grow. 

12. R E A D : read a book, or 50. No time to read? Download an audiobook- tap into your childhood and use your imagination  

13. Eat your greens. They are loaded with good stuff. picky eater? Close your eyes, pinch your nose and dive in. No excuses  

14. Stretch: stretching your muscles are so important. You only have 1 body, and majority of aches and pains can be cured with consistency in stretching and gaining flexibitly. 

15. Laughter: truly the best medicine. Laugh everyday and laugh loud. Share a laugh. Laugh at yourself . Laugh with others . It lightens the mood and feels good. 

16. Pray. Talk to god. He's a great listener. Thank him for everything. He gives you what you have for a reason. 

17. Create. Paint, draw, scribble, sketch, ect. 

Make something with your hands and your heart. Put it on the fridGe. Be proud of what you can do.

18. Unplug. Cut back on screen time and be present. After you read the rest of these of course. 

19. Exercise. Even better go to barre. Total body + a good stretch and a place to drink water and laugh ? Pretty sure  we cover half this list.

20. Ground yourself. Daily. Kick off the shoes and walk around in the grass, mud, sand, or water- get in touch with nature.  

So there it is. 20 super simple things you can do. Won't cost you a thing and I will guarantee you'll be on the right track for the new year.

 

 

 

21 days till '17

December is coming to a quick close and 2017 in merely a few weeks away. What's the #1 thing everyone does those last hours of the year? yep make their resolutions list.

"I wanna work out more, lose weight, eat healthy, and blah blah blah....." We are all guilty of it and very few really stick to their unspoken promise they make themselves. However things can change going into 2017. How the heck?! you might ask... Well Studies show it takes 21 days to form a healthy habit or break an unhealthy one. Whatever you want to achieve to better yourself going into the New year, you could start now and when that ball drops and January is here, you've already got your routine down.

Be  S.M.A.R.T. about your goals

 -Specific: goal should identify a specific action or event will take place

-Measurable: goal and its benefits should be quantifiable

-Achievable: goal should be attainable given available resources.

-Realistic:  The Goal should require you to stretch some, but allow the likelihood of success.

-Timely:  goal should state the time period in which it will be accomplished.