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Kim Amundsen


Where & When

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Date: Every Saturday

Time: 10:00-12:00

Cost: £12,50

We accept cash and card payment on the day or use the App.


As a dancer/student why should you START practecing Boris Kniaseff Floor Barre?


STRENGTHENS MUSCLES AND JOINTS - Using the floor the system, Floor Barre corrects placement, advances muscle strength & joint without the pressure of gravity.

TENSION RELEASED - A gentle and effective method that lengthens and strengthens muscle, releasing tension from neck and joints.

ALIGNMENT CORRECTED - It concentrates body alignment & improves the efficiency of muscles, allowing correction of bad structural habits.

REHABILITATES & PREVENTS INJURIES – It is an extremely safe, low impact programme traditionally adopted by professional ballet dancers during periods of injury

TONES ABDOMINAL, ARMS, HIPS AND LEGS –Through a structured, progressive Floor Barre programme, your body will naturally tone those important abdominal and hip areas



Come to the next BK Floor Barre class and see why you should START a Floor Barre programme. Classes consist of 60 mins of floor work, followed by 60 min Contemporary. This program is designed to help you use straight away what you have learnt and begin applying it in class. No previous experience of floor barre necessary

Kim has been teaching ballet and Contemporary dancers for over 12 years and uses BK Floor Barre in his professional teaching. Kim’s approach is to correct individual alignment during class, explaining why common mistakes occur and spends time to work through exercises for injuries or painful joints. He strongly recommends that if you are an adult dancer and that you want to improve your turn out, increase your flexibility and strengthen your core, then BK Floor Barre is an important step in achieving that for both an amateur and professional dancer.


Floor Barre based on Boris Kniaseff technique. 

After Boris Kniaseff graduated from dance in hometown Moskow, with the teacher Mordkin Goleizovskij, Voronezh Opera debut in 1916. With the October Revolution, he left Russia, and emigrated to Sofia, and then to Paris in 1924 . Enters the company of Colonel de Basil, and later the company Bronislava Nijinska and the Ballets des Champs-Elysees. He was ballet master for L'Opéra-Comique from 1932 to 1934, opened a dance school in 1937 and his courses at the Salle Pleyel were assiduously attended by Yvette Chauviré ,Ludmila Tcherina , Roland Petit , Zizi Jeanmaire , Brigitte Bardot and Jean Babilée. His nick name was"professor genius". He gained fame in particular to the method of teaching ballet he developed, "barre à terre" or "barre au sol" (floor barre) method which is still applied and loved in schools of dance around the world. 

I am teaching Boris Kniaseff based technique with influence of ballet moves. In this Floor Barre, the exercises are almost in the same order as a normal ballet class.The technique gives you coordination with arms and legs. It sculpts your legs with fine muscle in a healthy way. It strengthens your core to re-establish the lower and the upper part of the body. Floor Barre technique not only sculpt and refine the body, it is a holistic approach to center the mind and body.


Useful tips

Wear socks, which make sliding the feet on the floor easier. Tights or yoga type pants are also helpful to protect the skin and allow for easier sliding on the floor. And ballet shoes.


​Floor Barre into Advanced Ballet @Acosta Dance Centre 


Experience the Benefits of Floor Barre into ballet for pre and professional Dancers with Kim Amundsen.

Why Start Floor Barre as a student and professional Dancer?

Discover the advantages of embracing Floor Barre, a specialized technique designed to enhance your dance journey as an adult. Explore the unique benefits this practice offers:

Muscle and Joint Strength: Floor Barre corrects alignment, enhances muscle strength, and nurtures joint health, all while minimizing the impact of gravity.

Tension Release: This gentle yet effective approach elongates and strengthens muscles, alleviating tension from the neck and joints.

Alignment Improvement: Concentrate on body alignment to optimize muscle efficiency, rectifying improper structural habits.

Injury Rehabilitation and Prevention: Widely adopted by professional ballet dancers during injury periods, Floor Barre offers a safe, low-impact method for rehabilitation and injury prevention.

Core and Leg Toning: Through a structured barre à terre program, naturally tones essential abdominal, hip, and leg muscles.

Floor Barre Class Details:

Join our Floor Barre class to experience the advantages firsthand. It’s a longer class in three parts. Starting with Floor Barre on the floor, preparing the body for Barre work and Centre practice. The session spans 2 hours and consists of the following:

30 minutes of focused Boris Kniaseff floor Barre work.

30 minutes of traditional Barre exercises.

60 minutes of invigorating centre work.

Taught by Kim Amundsen, a seasoned dancer and instructor with over 12 years of teaching experience, our Floor Barre sessions are designed to enhance your turnout, flexibility, and core strength. Kim's approach involves individual alignment correction, addressing common mistakes, and catering to injuries or joint discomfort.

Boris Kniaseff Floor Barre Technique into Advanced Ballet:

Rooted in the technique developed by Boris Kniaseff, our Floor Barre classes offer a holistic approach with influences from ballet moves. Kniaseff's renowned "barre à terre" or "floor barre" method, known for its effectiveness, is employed alongside ballet principles to sculpt fine muscles, restore core strength, and centre.

Kim Amundsen, a graduate of the prestigious Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung:Ballet Academy Munich that belongs to the Bavarian state Ballet, boasts an extensive career with renowned ballet and Contemporary companies worldwide. Having trained with distinguished institutions and performed with acclaimed troupes like Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance, Ballet Ireland and many more.  Kim's expertise extends to teaching Ballet, Contemporary dance, and Boris Kniaseff Floor Barre technique on a global and international stage.

Join us in exploring the transformative potential of Floor Barre. Elevate your dance practice, improve alignment, and embrace a holistic approach to well-being for all pre and professional dancers. The Floor Barre is followed by a traditional Ballet class with Barre and Centre practice. 

Getting to the Acosta Dance Centre couldn’t be easier! As you plan your visit, don’t forget to check event times against TfL’s Journey Planner or Citymapper for the latest travel updates and times. Your journey to the Acosta Dance Centre will be as smooth and enjoyable as our dance performances.

Please note that there is no on-site parking at the Acosta Dance Centre so we recommend using public transport.

However, if you require to travel by car and or accessible parking, the Heritage Centre Car Park is a short 5-minute walk from our front doors. You can also use a public car park behind our building situated at Conrwallis Road SE18 (local charges apply).

Blue Badge holders can also park on designated double lines within the Royal Arsenal area for up to 3 hours.

For those arriving by train, the Elizabeth line Woolwich Station (15 min from Tottenham Court Road and 20min from Bond )is just a 3-minute walk from our front doors, equipped with lifts, escalators, and stairs for easy access. Alternatively, the Woolwich Arsenal DLR and National Rail stations are approx
imately less than 7-minute walk away on Woolwich New Road.

If you prefer a scenic route, the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers RB1 service stops at the Woolwich (Royal Arsenal) pier, a mere 2-minute walk from the Acosta Dance Centre.

For cyclists, bike racks are conveniently available in our garden and outside Con Gusto restaurant at the end of No 1 Street.









Floor Barre Coaching session&private lessons: 

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Cost: £100 including studio hire.

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