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Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Foundation
Founded 1968 NYC
The Mission of the Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Foundation is to preserve and promote the highly regarded Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Technique® for dancers, athletes, the injured, elderly and everyone desiring the alignment and strengthening health benefits of this gentle, yet highly effective Technique. This is accomplished through the teaching of classes, the production of DVDs and educational materials, and the certification of Floor-Barre® instructors every July in Europe (Florence ’12 & ’13; Venice ’14 & ’15; Paris ’16 & ’17; Rome ’18 & ’19 and Madrid ’22 & ’23), every August in New York City and every February in Latin America (Playa del Carmen, Mexico ’18 ~ ’22).
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Zena Rommett Floor-Barre® is a gentle, highly effective, therapeutic method. Without the pressure of gravity. Floor-Barre® lengthens, corrects alignment and strengthens joints. Doctor recommended for injury prevention, rehabilitation and many muscular-skeletal aliments such as arthritis, tendentious and osteoporosis.
Intro by Phylicia Rashad who says, “Floor-Barre® is safe and beneficial for everyone.”
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Robert Joffrey (1998) Zena Rommett (2010) Howard Squadron (2001) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & PRESIDENT Camille Rommett VICE PRESIDENT Nina Thilas-Mohs and Dawn Hillen
Carmen de Lavallade Mercedes Ellington Lar Lubovitch Phylicia Rashad Tommy Tune
Camille Rommett Leslie Carothers-Aromaa Rita Cohen Joseph P. Cooksey Gerard A. DeBenedetto Charlotte Fürst Dawn Hillen LuAnn Leonard Johns Claudia Peres-Ortiz Nora Kimball Mentzos Nina Thilas-Mohs Philip Mouquinho Renée Robinson Austin Rommett
Please help sponsor dancers to attend Floor-Barre® Certifications. Fee is $1350 plus travel. For dancers in Mexico fee is $950. Thank you for your kind consideration to help.
While the Floor-Barre® Certification days are focused on the work, after hours we enjoy each other and Rome, Paris, Venice, Florence, Playa del Carmen, Mexico and New York.
Linda Celeste Sims, 2017 Dance Magazine Award Winner & Alvin Ailey Soloist, begins every day with 20 minutes of a Zena Rommett Floor-Barre® DVD. Sim says, “Zena’s work helps me build flexibility and strength.”
Linda Celeste Sims017 Dance Magazine Award Winner & Alvin Ailey Soloist
I try to start my day with a chapter of the Bible and a Floor-Barre. It’s something I learned to do because I come from a family that has great faith. From the Bible I can give myself strength and comfort to begin my day. And the Floor-Barre is to get my body in order. As therapy I had to take Floor-Barre from a marvelous woman named Zena Rommett. I relearned how to work correctly, then I went to the barre stood up and everything aligned and adjusted. And then I came to the center floor, I regained a very correct way of moving and Zena got me back on my feet again. Zena has saved so many dancers from future injury.
Judith JamisonFormer Alvin Ailey Principal Dancer & Artistic Director
Based on ballet, Floor-Barre creates long, exquisite lines. Every ice skater should take Floor-Barre.
John CurryOlympic Ice Skater
Zena’s videos are fantastic.
Patrick SwayzeActor, Dancer, Singer & Song writer
I am an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of professional ballet dancers for New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. Zena Rommett Floor-Barre® has been a foundation for rehabilitation and injury prevention of many of my patients who are professional ballet dancers.
Dr. Phillip A. BaumanOrthopedic Surgeon specialized in ballet
There is not a dancer I know who will not acknowledge the freedom they have gained after a brief study of this Technique. Based on the simple truth of the anatomy, Zena Rommett Floor-Barre is in perfect harmony with the physical expectations of ballet or modern dance.