Become a MK Barre Instructor

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What is MK Barre

MK Barre Programme is a license free group movement workout combining exercises inspired by Ballet and Pilates and Stretch Classes and repertoires.

The movements focus on alignment, conditioning and stretch. This program is for everybody and combines Pilates, and Ballet moves to give you beautiful, sculpted, lean muscles – without the impact and injuries dancers often have to endure. The other equally important aspect of Barre is the mental and physical focus it demands while, at the same time, you are having a fun.

The Barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on alignment, conditioning and stretch. This program is for everybody and if you do not have access to a Barre then a stable chair is a very practical substitute.

For any teacher one of the challenges is to stay current and innovative at the same time for both your own and the class participant’s enjoyment and benefits. As one of the hottest fitness trends right now this Barre programme offers you the chance to have busy classes now and in the future as Barre has existed as long as Ballet and will continue to achieve results for all ages and groups.

Each class programme we develop offers new music and choreographic combinations and movements to work with.

Learning Options

Face to Face Learning

Join us on one of the live ‘face to face’ training days. The day is split into two parts: the mornings we look at the concept and technical side of teaching a Barre Session, the afternoons we learn the latest Barre programme track by track. We believe we have a great formula where we bring the principles of Pilates and Ballet together with not only good corrective exercise but a lot of fun as well as a great workout. To achieve these goals, we first learn the set choreography, then we show you how to modify and progress what we have initially created. On the face to Face course we run the assessment at the end of the day so you leave with feedback on your own teaching and the MK Pilates Barre Method.

If you have taken our Barre Course already you can join us for the afternoon only but of course you are welcome to join for the whole day. Please contact us for more details whether you are new to MK Pilates Barre or if you are already teaching one of our current Barre programmes.

Online Learning

With our distance learning programme, you receive all the same materials as a Face to Face tutor lead training day course student but you can work in your own time through the content and practice at your own schedule. The PDF’s of the written materials. Access to the music files and full access to the Video support content. Of course the goal of our programme is that you assess and become an MK Pilates Barre teacher. If you then wish to be assessed, you simply follow the video assessment submission procedure. You will then receive feedback on your submission and when successful you will receive your certificate and have access to all other associated Barre programmes at the qualified teacher discounted fee.

After purchasing distance learning you are always welcome to also buy a Face to Face training day where you of course will be able to direct questions to the tutor.

Hybrid Learning

This is our new format of learning where on a Live Face to Face Course you are also able to join us as an live online attendee, so you are able to learn and interact with the whole group. There are great benefits with this such as you do not need to travel and can join us from anywhere in the world. The only difference is if you do join us virtually you would almost certainly have to asses by video submission later as it is not always possible to assess you on the day as we can with the face to face students.

Please always check with your specific desired dates that Online attendance is possible and the assessment processes for that specific course date.

Included Content

  • Course Handbook and Workbook
  • A Class Programme
  • Licensed Music
  • Breakdown of Combinations
  • Safety and Effective Teaching Skills
  • Assessment Guidelines
  • Certificate of Achievement
    There are two opportunities for assessment.
    1. (Face to Face) Evaluation on the day made by the tutor.
    2. (Distance Learning) Requires video submission.

Included Languages - English (Please contact us to talk about available translations)


You are not required to be a Pilates or Dance teacher to join this Barre programme. If you teach Barre already but not with MK Pilates again please send us your certificate.

Recommended but not limited too:

  • Exercise to Music (E.T.M.) or equivalent.
  • Dance Teacher Qualification or equivalent.
  • Experience with the concept of teaching movement to music phrasing.

After joining your first programme.

  • You need to be assessed so please practice and learn the choreography.
  • When you are ready you will need to upload a video of you teaching Barre either online or live with a small group. Unless your attending one of our live dates.
  • For more details please contact us for more information.

When qualified

  • You will be able to deliver the MK Barre Programme class anywhere online and face to face
  • Your first programme is included in your qualification materials
  • Able to purchase previous or new programmes
  • You will be listed on the MK Pilates Web Site as a certified MK Barre instructor
  • Able to buy clothes and supporting branded products.


Is Teaching Barre right for you?

I'm new to Barre

Barre is perfect if your looking for a new type of class to teach and to get qualified in Barre. For people new to Barre Class we would recommend coming to our online classes in our Training Room Plus (Live) to see and try a class

I’m already a Qualified Barre Instructor

If you’re looking for new ideas for your classes then we offer two packages. MK Pilates Original Barre Programmes and Club Barre both include everything you need for each programme.

Barre Library

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Barre a Monthly Commitment / Subscription?

You do not need to commit to any recurring payments. As each new programme is released and you may buy it or any of the previous programme.

Does Barre give me access to any previous or new programme?

As each new programme needs to be purchased separately as you need to add new content to your classes.

Does the Barre Number / Version Matter?

Different music is included with each programme and the Barre choreography, music and supporting material are a complete packaged

What is the difference between Club Barre and Original Barre

Both programmes have the same concept and style of choreograph. As we changed music companies the style of music changed.

Can I just buy the Music?

Different music is included with each programme and the Barre coregraphy, music and supproting material are a complete packaged.