Originally formulated in the USA, Aussies are now discovering the numerous benefits of this energetic dance movement, and studios are popping up all around the country.

Xtend Barre combines classic ballet moves with pilates, done to upbeat dance music. Expect to plie, arabesque, and releve your way through a Taylor Swift remix.

Then your pilates moves kick in with your planks, belly scoops, and a set of 100's. You will use hand weights, pilates balls, stretchy bands, yoga straps and other equipment. Don't be fooled by the pics - it's not as dainty as it looks, and you will sweat! A really fun way to work out and tone your muscles for that dancer's body.