© 2020 by THE BAR TAHOE

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2264 Lake Tahoe Blvd,  Suite 7

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

530-600-3818

info@thebartahoe.com

 

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INSTRUCTORS

Robyn Rasmussen

Born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, Robyn first began studying dance under Miss Dorothy Farnon and later, Kelly O’Fallon with Academy of Dance Arts.  She then went on to Saint Mary’s College of California where she danced for the SMC Dance Company and headed the SMC Dance Team as its captain.  Following her college career, Robyn taught dance throughout the East Bay Area at The Rhythm Room, Oakwood Athletic Club, New Style Motherlode and more.  While teaching, she also performed with Santos Jazz, Showgirlz and ran her own dance company, BASIC, out of Berkeley, CA. During this time, Robyn was introduced to The Bar Method in Walnut Creek.  It soon became her passion and she taught in Bar Method studios throughout the Bay Area, New York and New Jersey for over eight years.  She looks forward to spreading her knowledge to the South Lake Tahoe community.  

Owner

Andrea Snyder

Andrea Snyder was born and raised in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area.  An avid distance runner since the age of 14, Andrea has always been fascinated with the workings of the human body.  After many years of running and experimenting other fitness genres, Andrea finally became reacquainted and fell in love with yoga. It was through yoga, that her love of dance was realized and expressed.  Andrea completed her 500 hour yoga certification in the summer of 2014 and has been teaching ever since. It was through teaching that she was exposed to barre. She believes that the combination of yoga and barre create a perfect symbiosis of exactly what the body needs both mentally and physically. 

Certified: ERYT 500, YACEP, TRX Yoga

Office Manager

Emily Haupt

Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Emily moved to South Lake Tahoe in 2009. Prior to moving dance was her main focus. She began her training at Columbus DanceArts Academy and continued her dance education through college, minoring in dance at Otterbein University. Emily has attended various workshops and intensives, including the Jazz Dance World Congress in Chicago as well as the Parsons Dance Company summer intensive in New York City. In other visits to Chicago and New York Emily attended classes at Hubbard Street Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and Broadway Dance Center. Emily is passionate about health and wellness. When she is not teaching at The Bar you can find her giving facials at Bliss Skin Care Studio, hiking, cooking, or spending time with her husband Mike and their dog Bentley.

Heather Coleman

Heather began dancing at the age of three. At 10, Heather was a member of the People to People Youth Ballet Company and later became a member of the Atlantic Ballet Company in her home town in mid-coast Maine. Heather has danced with Portland Ballet Company, Wheaton College, Dance USM, the Rhythm Factory, Casco Bay Movers, and many other dance programs throughout the New England Area. She has taught dance and group fitness in Maine, Florida, and Wyoming. Heather continues to share her love of dance with the Tahoe community and is a dance instructor at Marcia Sarosik Dance Studio. Heather was first introduced into the “fitness world” by becoming a Zumba instructor in 2006. Since then, Heather caught the “fitness bug” and carries numerous fitness certifications as well as being a certified ACE personal trainer. When Heather’s not teaching, you can find her adventuring with her husband and her 2 dogs, Aspen and Anchor! 

Kassi Dennis

Kassi was raised in Grass Valley, CA where she grew up dancing and playing sports. She has always had a passion for music which went hand in hand with her dancing. Kassi has experience in Ballet, Jazz, and Modern dance with an emphasis in Hip-Hop and Contemporary. Through her childhood and teen years she attended multiple Tremaine dance conventions in San Francisco and a few Lines Ballet intensives. She was able to attend The California State Summer School for the Arts in 2007 with a full Scholarship for the dance program where she got to take classes with a numerous amount of highly talented teachers and choreographers. Kassi moved to South Lake in the Summer of 2009. In the years after, she taught jazz and hip-hop at two local dance studios for a period of time. It has been a few years since she has been able to get back to her love and passion for fitness and dance, until she found The Bar. Kassi is so excited to get back to teaching. When she is not teaching or taking class, you'll find her at home cooking and hanging out with her 8 month old son, Mikaell Jr. and fiance, Mikaell Sr. 

Katie Bailey

Katie grew up in southern California. She has had a love for dance since she was young, dancing jazz, hip hop, ballroom, and was a competitive champion Irish dancer.  She moved to Tahoe in 2013 and works at Lake Tahoe Community College.

Ricardo Ramirez

I started my journey in the fitness industry when I was at the early stage of obesity. I went to LTCC to learn how to lose weight by educating myself because I was tired of trying different things and not getting the results I wanted. After I finally managed my weight I started doing the things I wanted do like competing in Martial Arts and other outdoor activities. I was not planning to be a personal trainer but my passion grew when I started helping others. I realized that I needed to get better and keep educating myself to become a better resource to others. I became a Certified Personal Trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). When working as a Physical Therapy Tech I decided to get my Corrective Exercise Specialization to be able to help others overcome their injuries. When I tried TRX I fell in love with it, and this led me to learn everything TRX, after taking all courses available I became the only TRX Grey Ranked Certified instructor in Tahoe, I still have long road of learning, and I’m excited about it and where it will take me and my athletes. My vision is to see individuals enjoying an active life, and my mission is to help them with their journey.

Terre Poland

For over 20 years, Terre has combined her passion for helping others and her love for teaching group fitness to change and transform the lives of many people in our community.  Terre 's diversity in coaching includes weight training, cardio conditioning and functional fitness.  Terre is passionate about motivating and encouraging others to keep their bodies moving.  Terre is a long time South Lake Tahoe local and an lover of the great outdoors.

Théa Newhouse

Théa Newhouse discovered the Pilates Method in 2008 in her home state of Michigan. Having battled with asthma since the age of 7, Thea was thrilled to find an effective form of exercise that did not trigger her symptoms and challenged both her mind and body. After moving to Reno, she completed a year apprenticeship at Mind, Body, and Pilates and earned her Pilates Method Alliance certification in 2011. Thea is skilled in safely teaching students with physical limitations as well as challenging advanced clients, placing an emphasis on correct form and mindful movement. She has taught Mat and Reformer classes as well as private sessions at multiple studios across the Reno/Tahoe area.

Tiffany Good

Tiffany is a Tahoe native, fitness enthusiast, and lover of the outdoors.  With nearly 15 years of fitness instruction under her belt, she brings challenging, effective, and innovative workouts to The Bar.  Her fitness experience includes instruction in Spin, Bootcamp-style workouts including HIIT, Strength and Conditioning as well as competitive experience in mountain bike racing and Olympic distance triathlons.  Her classes are influenced by the outdoor sports she loves including mountain biking, road biking, running, swimming, dog-walking (of course this is a sport, have you met her dogs?), and cross-country skiing.  Always with an eye on the competitive edge, Tiffany's method will improve your power and strength, flexibility and agility, and your endurance and stamina.

Tracy Ketelsen

Tracy Jane is a Tahoe Native. She grew up doing all things possible to enjoy her hometown. From soccer to skiing to beach volleyball, her love for fun and fitness can be found in her kickboxing classes. While attending San Diego State University she found a new favorite activity in cardio kickboxing. Although certified for six years, she is finally debuting as a teacher at The Bar for her first time! Her classes are structured to promote strength and power while rocking our in a cardio-based dance format

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