Our little studio located in Greece NY was established in 2020 with hopes of sharing our love for dance and passion for fitness with the Rochester and surrounding communities. Our amazing team of instructors are here to offer you a variety of dance and fitness classes for adults of all levels anywhere from no experience at all to more advanced levels, you'll find your place no matter where you are. The Barre Dance and Fitness is a non-competitive and non-judgmental environment that focuses on adding wellness into your daily and weekly routine. Our offerings give you the opportunity to fall in love with dance all over again, learn a new hobby, or find your perfect workout class, and practice new movements while reaching your personal wellness and fitness goals. We'd love to see you step out of your comfort zone and into the safe zone that we've created for you here at the studio.
This is the kind of place that welcomes you in with open arms, with all your aspirations and courage, your tattoos and scars, your curves and your curiosities; your wonder and your wonderful.
Here at The Barre Dance & Fitness it’s not about being perfect, it’s about everything else.
It's much more than just a class...
It's saying yes to investing in a healthier lifestyle
It's making time to do more of what you love
It's about building new friendships
It's being a part of a positive & encouraging group
Know that you can start late, look different, be uncertain, start over, and still succeed." - Misty Copeland
Meet Our Team:
Erin Joy Tom- Owner & Instructor
My passion for teaching and working with adults continues to grow with the studio I opened in early 2020. I love to see students grow in themselves and experience the joy of dance and movement even as a busy adult. I fully believe that you need to nourish your soul as much as you pour out into others. Certified Yoga, Barre, Zumba, and group fitness instructor along with many years of teaching dance classes for both children and adults.
Allison Zimmer- Barre Instructor
I wake up every day with a mission to live my best life and pack it as full of people, places, and experiences as possible - and fitness helps make that happen. Nothing beats the joy I feel at the end of class when I see my crew leave the studio a little happier, and a little fitter than when we arrived. I’ve been teaching for 7 years and I specialize in barre and HIIT workouts, and self-love and wellness.
Erin Lloyd-Malm- DanceInstructor
Originally from Maryland, Erin is happy to settle in the Rochester area with her husband James. She has been with The Barre Dance & Fitness from the very begining and plays an important role teaching many of the adult dance classes. Erin received Royal Academy of Dance training at Mount Airy Preforming Arts Center, where she danced several principal roles and earned a full scholarship to RAD's International Dance intensive in Long Beach California. Erin began her post-secondary dance studies at Point Park University and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance Wellness at SUNY Empire, where she studied dance with Elizabeth Clark. She also has served as a dance instructor and choreographer for MAPAC and Savage Dance Company.
Vanessa Ortiz - Zumba Fitness Instructor
Certified Zumba Instructor since 2014. I am energetic, enthusiastic, fun, and excited about being able to motivate, inspire, and encourage others to live a healthy active life. By simply falling in love with moving your body, you're on your way to a better lifestyle with all the benefits that go along with it!
Becca Phelps - Front Desk & Dance Instructor
Rebecca has danced all her life, and been teaching dance in the Rochester area for over five years. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from SUNY Brockport in 2019. She intends to bring together her love of dance and passion for helping others to create a studio that is supportive, encouraging, and empowering to students of all ages and abilities. She has found healing and empowerment through dance in her own life and wishes to share the incredible mental and physical strength dance can provide with others.
Check out her children's program through Gracious Dance by clicking the link below!
Vinyasa flow teacher, 200hr yoga certification through Yoga Works. I have been teaching yoga for over 7 years now out of several states and love what I do because showing up to yoga is showing up for your mind, body, and soul.
Find us in the Walmart Plaza in Greece to the left of Empire School of Beauty: