WHY THE SWANLAKE CLASS WILL MAKE YOU STRONGER, LEANER, CALMER…
Chené Koscielny talks to Geneva’s own Billy Elliot – Daniele Foschini – who teaches Swanlake and Stretch’ Barre classes at L’USINE SPORTS CLUB about the benefits of classical dance for everyone.
As he glides effortlessly across the floor, head held proudly with a distant gaze, arms spread like wings, every muscle firmly flexed and bare feet perfectly pointed – Daniele captures the essence of grace, strength and beauty.
The Italian-born classical ballet dancer loves to share his passion with anyone keen to improve their strength, posture and physical, as well as mental flexibility.
Daniele, aged 52, is one of the mécano (fitness trainers) at L’Usine Sports Club, a 5-star gym in Rue Bovy-Lysberg, where he teaches the popular Swanlake class – ballet for adults of all levels.
The purpose of the class is to introduce the foundations of classical ballet training, making it accessible to everyone. Beginners are most welcome. He also recently introduced Stretch’ Barre – active stretching on the barre drawing on classical ballet movements.
This innovative class is one of the group classes you can take in the ‘playground’ of this top notch gym, which boasts beautiful spaces, the latest trends in group classes, quality equipment and the type of service that makes you feel special. Also read our previous article: Is this Geneva’s most luxurious gym?
We first encountered Daniele during an Intense Fire class at the club – one of the toughest fitness classes in town.