Open Barre: Barretender's Choice Weighted Series


This class is taught by:

Amanda F Fontana

Amanda Fontana is originally from a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA and started dancing at the young age of 2. She competed nationally in dance and went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Point Park University with a Bachelors of Arts in Musical Theater and a minor in Dance. Since her arrival to NYC post-graduation, she has been fortunate to work professionally as a dancer and choreographer. Her favorite credits include the national tours of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Dance Captain, Silly Girl) and ELF the musical (Assistant Choreographer, Dance Captain, Swing). Newly married, she happily resides in Hoboken with her husband. Amanda is thrilled to be a part of such a talented team of Barretenders and can’t wait to share her knowledge and passion for dancing and fitness with you! Be sure to follow Amanda’s Instagram for class updates, health info, and inspiration to help conquer your fitness goals - @amandagracefontana

Andrea Ellis

Andrea Ellis was born and raised in New Jersey where she began dancing at the age of three. Throughout high school she studied dance extensively at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School’s gifted and talented dance program, New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble and New Jersey School of Ballet. Graduating from Montclair State University cum laude, she earned a BA in Communications with a minor in Dance. She is currently a member of Ariel Rivka Dance and Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre. Andrea is eager to bring her passion for dance and fitness to Local Barre!

Amber Hirsch

Amber Hirsch graduated from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Dance Performance. In addition to her passion for dance, she has always had an interest in health and fitness and began to explore how the two can be brought together. In 2002, her journey into the fitness industry began as she immersed herself in learning as much as possible through different certifications and life experiences. Some of these certifications include NASM, AFAA, Practical Pliates, Spin and Scwinn. In 2010, her career found the perfect balance of dance and fitness when she began instructing at Local Barre and is now loving her position as Director of Fitness.

Marisa Montella

Originally from Howell NJ Marisa graduated from Montclair State University with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Communications. After graduating, Marisa’s passion for dance evolved into an equal passion for fitness. Starting out as a Local Barre client, it wasn’t long before Marisa started to see how Local Barre brought both her love for Dance and Fitness together! Marisa is so excited to be a part of the team and can’t wait to meet you!
Our classic Open Barre with a slight twist!  Your favorite Barretenders will keep you on your toes with a unique version of our Weighted Series and a slightly shaken program design each time.  Open to all levels! Grippy socks required. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Apr 30 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Amanda F Fontana
    at Uptown
  • Wed May 03 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Andrea Ellis
    at West
  • Fri May 05 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Amber Hirsch
    at Uptown
  • Sun May 07 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Marisa Montella
    at Uptown
  • Wed May 10 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Andrea Ellis
    at West
  • Fri May 12 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Amber Hirsch
    at Uptown
  • Sun May 14 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Marisa Montella
    at Uptown
  • Wed May 17 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Andrea Ellis
    at West
  • Fri May 19 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Amber Hirsch
    at Uptown
  • Sun May 21 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Marisa Montella
    at Uptown
  • Wed May 24 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Andrea Ellis
    at West
  • Fri May 26 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Amber Hirsch
    at Uptown
  • Sun May 28 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Marisa Montella
    at Uptown
  • Wed May 31 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Andrea Ellis
    at West
  • Fri Jun 02 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Amber Hirsch
    at Uptown
  • Sun Jun 04 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Marisa Montella
    at Uptown
  • Wed Jun 07 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Andrea Ellis
    at West
  • Fri Jun 09 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Amber Hirsch
    at Uptown
  • Sun Jun 11 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Marisa Montella
    at Uptown
  • Wed Jun 14 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Andrea Ellis
    at West