Ballet for Seniors

Where Breath, Balance, and Ballet Come to Life.




Ballet for Seniors with Catrina is an Exercise Program that uses ballet fundamentals to help with strength, stability, and mobility. Absolute Beginners are welcome!

This class safely adapts ballet to each person allowing for a positive experience. It also introduces the artform as a means of meditation through movement.  Ballet for Seniors will engage any personal fitness level while also growing a community of fellow dancers. Dance is something special to be shared!

Please join us to experience this unique connection!

Registration Required. No Drop-Ins please. Thank you!

* Online and/or Private Sessions are Available by Appointment

Please Note that all of our Classes and Workshops require Registration (no Drop-ins).





KineOasis Studio @ FXB

About Bo!

Bo is a 55 year old father of three awesome kids, a Filmmaker, and a passionate lifelong Movement Explorer and Educator through Martial Arts. He brings over 40 years of practice and more than 20 years of teaching experience for all ages.

As a Massage Therapist he is also trained in various Bodywork modalities, has worked as a Caregiver with Seniors, and ran movement programs for Kids and Young Adults with Disabilities.

He grew up in Romania (but he is not officially a vampire) and spent most of his childhood and youth with his late Grandma – his most favorite person in the world.

As a Parent and Educator, he hopes to pass on the values he learnt from his Grandparents and Teachers onto his own kids and younger students.

He loves being outdoors, never says no to chocolate, and thrives when surrounded by friends and family. 

SeniorFLOW with Bo is a NO PAIN NO IMPACT movement class for Seniors to enhance BalanceCoordinationStructural Power, and Adaptability to changes in one's environment.

There comes an age when our bodies have had enough pain and discomfort and this class is meant for anyone who wants to have a good time, smile and laugh, while sometimes meeting silly challenges with great benefits.

We will explore very specific and practical exercises, and at times we will work in pairs, or use props, while each element is 100% adaptable to each participant's level of fitness and comfort.

The goal of the class is enhancement of skills, confidence in movement (including falling), and pleasure found in the exploration of movement. 

Bring your friends and let's have 60 FUNTASTIC minutes per week together!

PRE-Registration Required. No Drop-Ins please. Thank you!

QUESTIONS? Call BO @ 530 - 913 - 9523



Catrina and Bo offer a number of introductory and intensive AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT / FELDENKRAIS, BALLET, MARTIAL ARTS workshops. Please check our calendar for updates and sign-up for our Newsletter to receive all of our news and announcements.

Registration Required. No Drop-Ins please. Thank you!

Movement as Sanctuary



* Online and/or Private Sessions are Available by Appointment

Please Note that all of our Classes and Workshops require Registration (no Drop-ins).

From Catrina and Bo:

Our Teaching Philosophy

We offer 100% commitment to support and nurture our Students' learning experience, and to provide an enjoyable class environment where Students can train without judgement.

We encourage constructive criticism, collective feedback and support, and self-assessment skills along with strategies towards the achievement of each Student's goals.

To Our Students and their Families:

Our Promise

You can expect unwavering professionalism, high-end quality training, a personalized mentorship tailored to each student's abilities and individual learning pace, and a deeply nurturing teacher-student relationship built on mutual respect and trust.

Our classes are FUN, yet not recreational. We promise results, guaranteed skills development, and a profound grasp of the process of learning that can be applied beyond our class time and into daily life.

Read More:

About Us

We are a family who LOVES movement, being physically, mentally, and emotionally active through space. Our classes are a safe environment for playful explorations, subtle transformations, and enjoyable learning journeys.

Read about us HERE

Our UNLIMITED Membership includes ALL classes and ALL Family Members (Kids, Parents, Grandparents)

We Launched Our KineOasis Newsletter

Explore a collection of Articles, answers to our Readers, and more to come.


We decided to stick to Human Generated Thought

"My 11-year-old daughter absolutely adores Martial Arts classes with Bo! His classes blend martial arts, movement exploration, mindfulness, playfulness, and intense physical workout. His instruction is playful and thoughtful, without rigidity or criticism. Our kiddo has fun, genuinely enjoys the physical challenges presented, and looks forward to classes weekly. It’s improving her body awareness, strength, and confidence. Bo is a delight, and I highly recommend his classes!"

Maggie F, 

Mom, Madison WI

Class: OpenMAT Youth

"Catrina's Ballet class is excellent. She is professional and warm-hearted all at the same time. She REALLY knows her stuff and is equally concerned with each and every student regardless of level, age, condition or body shape."

Anne A, 

Founder - Posturally, Madison WI

Class: Adult Ballet Joy

"We're just a few classes in with one of Bo's Grasshoppers class and are already so pleased and impressed with the effort he makes to understand and support each child's individual strengths and challenges. He really understands kids and runs this program with a calm generosity."

Erin O'Brien, 

Mom / Policy Programs Director Wisconsin Wetlands Association

Class: Grasshoppers Ninja

"The students at NCDC were lucky to have the opportunity to train with Ms Catrina in ballet. Her knowledge, kindness and process allowed them to progress technically in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Through her work, the students gained a deeper understanding on how to increase their alignment, flexibility and overall strength safely."

Jen Bradford, 

Founder / Executive Director of Northern California Dance Conservatory

"I'm grateful for finding Kine Oasis and Bo's tumbling and groundwork class. I've now attended three classes and looking forward to more.

The movements I've learned are especially valuable for an older athlete that wants to stay active and injury free."

Trevor Koss, Madison WI 

Adult Tumbling & Groundwork

"The positive impact that Bo has had with our students takes your breath away. Some of our students have significant challenges with trust, boundaries, confidence, etc.

Bo is able to help them see things in a different way. His teachings provide life-long tools that students can draw from as they face obstacles. Bo truly is a gift in our community!"

Debbie Caperton,

SOS Learning Lab, LLC

"Returning to ballet after a 15 year break, I was very glad to find Catrina’s class. Challenging while also supportive, she’s been understanding and has offered great insight on accommodating an aging dancer’s body."

Karl Broman,

Ballet Student, Madison, WI

"I really appreciate the Ballet classes Catrina teaches. She is great at curating combinations that meet me where I am at and challenge me to grow!"

Annika K,

Ballet Student, Madison, WI

"Bo has had a great impact on the students at the Northern Michigan Partnership. I highly recommend him.

He draws respect from his students and captivates their interest while at the same time maintaining high expectations."

Chris Davis,

TCAPS (Traverse City Area Public Schools)

"Catrina's Awareness Through Movement classes offer pathways to increased body knowledge and a harmonious and peaceful mind-body connection."

Cynthia Drayer,

Former School Director, The School of Sacramento Ballet

"I am loving this adult ballet class, which is accessible to a variety of levels. I have taken a number of ballet classes before as an adult beginner but never found one that allowed me to build progressively on skills in a sustainable way.

This class feels like the appropriate level of challenge, and Catrina has a great understanding of limitations that bodies may face when learning ballet as adults!"

Sarah-Louise Raillard,

Adult Ballet Student, Madison WI

"My 11-year-old daughter recently started a martial arts class on Mondays at 4pm at the Madison Circus Space (Winnebago St), and she LOVES it.

The instructor's philosophy blends with our homeschool philosophy beautifully, inviting playfulness and curiosity. It's part martial arts, part movement exploration/dance/, part mindfulness, part playful sparring, part intense physical workout. "

Maggie F,

Parent, Madison WI

"Ballet is such a beautiful art but so very challenging for adult beginner students like myself.

Catrina helps us by breaking down the steps into manageable pieces, and all within the safety zone of our physical abilities. We are learning and having lots of fun at the same time.

The meditative quality in in the music and the movements is amazing. I look forward to Catrina’s classes.”

Chifan C.B.

Adult Ballet Student

"I've been in classes now for a few months, and the progress I've achieved has been impressive.

Great teaching and a fun atmosphere, can't really beat that.”

Dakota C.

Adult Tumbling Student, Madison WI

"My son took a short course with Bo and didn't want it to end. This was his first introduction to body mind awareness, which I think is a vital skill in this day of over-stimulation.

Although my son hasn't quite mastered the meditation portion, I appreciate the applicable skills Bo taught as well as the blast the kids had rolling and jumping!"



"Catrina Choate's calm, soothing voice carries within it a quiet strength that asks questions and gently encourages the listening dancer to tune in, slow down, and listen to the wisdom of one's own body.

The Feldenkrais lessons offered by Catrina are well chosen and present the participant with the opportunity to go even deeper into the realm of the senses in order to experience the fascinating process of what to means to learn, to play, to fail, and to begin again, in the delightful dance of becoming one's best partner and ultimately, one's own teacher."

Alice Brydges,

Founding member of Alonzo King's Lines Ballet San Francisco

Feldenkrais Practitioner / Tai Chi Instructor

"I can't say enough about how passionate Bo is about his trade and how talented he is in sharing his skills with others. He is very hard working, dedicated, and reliable.

It has been a pleasure working with him and seeing the amazing growth in each of the children he has trained."

Rose Marie Zivkovich,

Director, Northern Michigan Partnership/TCAPS

"Catrina brings professionalism, somatic awareness and individual attention to each of us enrolled in her Adult Ballet Classes.

Her concentration and sharing of the importance of muscle awareness is much appreciated in dealing with the various levels of training and experience in our class.

By calmly and patiently instructing and correcting us we learn to apply and benefit from her expertise and attention.”

Dale E. Turner,

Senior Adult Ballet Student

"It was a pleasure to have our child attend Grasshoppers martial Art class. The teacher, Bo, has a unique way of training the students by making them understand the technique and encouraging movements that are in-sync with mind-body-brain system. This is a holistic way for teaching anything.

As a teacher, Bo demonstrates high skills, in-depth knowledge of his subjects, yet, maintaining a playful atmosphere and friendly approach! We wish Grasshoppers club the best!"

Kuldeepa VM,

Mom & Ascending Aesthetic Founder

"I have been training with Bo for a couple of years. He is one of the best instructors I have trained with. He has a deep knowledge of Aikido and his techniques are effective. He is able to demonstrate and teach fundamentals of Aikido in clear and understandable terms, to students of all levels. My understanding of Aikido has significantly improved under his tutelage.

I have also assisted Bo with some of his kids classes. He has that unique talent of being able to engage kids and work with them on their level. Keeping 8-10 year olds focused for a two hour Aikido class is not something for the timid to attempt, and Bo is good at it."

Dan Kaiser,

Northwest Michigan Aikido Club

We focus on fine-tuning individual skills through nurturing each student's journey of learning and personal growth.


(608)-338-1638‬ - General Inquiries

530 913 9523 - Bo

530 913 9830 - Catrina

Madison, WI

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