Gina Joyce Barnard.


BalletBums Locations Dorset Gina Joyce Barnard

After stepping into my first ballet class at the age of 3, I have never looked back! I have been very fortunate to turn my love of dance into a wonderful career.

While training locally in Dorset I had the opportunity to study a wide range of dance genres. These include Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Commercial, Irish, and Spanish dance. I’m a fully qualified dance teacher with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing in Ballet, Tap & Modern and a registered Acrobatic Arts instructor. I have a valid DBS, safeguard training and I’m a qualified First Aider.

As a freelance teacher I’m privileged to teach pupils young and old, and over the years have gained endless experience. My passion for teaching has led me to regularly run a special needs keep fit & dance class. I’ve also branched out and choreograph wedding couples first dance and run hen dance parties. In most recent years I have fulfilled my childhood dream of opening my own dance school GJ Dance Academy.

As a professional performer I have danced in incredible venues across the UK and have completed several successful summer contracts in Rhodes, Turkey and Kos. Alongside my dance teaching I set up a small cabaret company GJ Cabarets and for the past 8 years have successfully been performing in various venues in Dorset & Hampshire.

I am thrilled to be joining the Ballet Bums family. I fully believe in Emily’s ethos and the combining of ballet and fitness is a dream! It’s the perfect combination as you not only get a full body workout but you learn and develop technique too! Contact me today, don’t delay!

GJ Ballet Bums is here and I can’t wait to go on this journey with you!

“BalletBums couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. I love how versatile the classes are and the fact that anyone, any shape and any size can participate and realise how great ballet is for the body and the mind.”

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“I am not a gym person but these are so much fun. Small class size and her expert tips makes these session so effective! If you’re looking to tone up, get some regular exercise, or just generally have fun with your workout then come and give this a try.”

— Anne

“Once you are at the barre that it is all you concentrate on, so all of the every day baggage has to be left at the door. Corrections are given without humiliation! I always feel energised after class and just wish I could start every day with 60mins in Emily’s studio!””

— Ellie