Side-effects may include new friendships, increased fitness level, uncanny agility, better sleep, and mental and emotional superpowers.

"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

KineOasis 2024

Summer Programs:

SUMMER Pre-Registration is now Open ❤️

Ballet Joy Program Description

Ballet Joy is a specialized Youth Dance Program that offers a professional training curriculum while also supporting Creativity for independent and playful thinkers!

Ballet can be bold, athletic, and creative. 

Ballet Joy provides children with correct technical training while also nurturing each child’s individual spark. 

At Ballet Joy, Choice and Creativity are upheld alongside the typical ballet discipline and proper etiquette. Ballet Joy provides the professional curriculum to properly teach ballet technique, classroom etiquette, how to focus, and the importance of working in a group. In the Creative portion of the curriculum, Ballet Joy encourages children to play with their personal expression through movement with intelligent ways of generating choice with props, games, music, and improvisational prompts.  

Ballet Joy is unique in that it offers both the discipline of ballet technique and the creative freedom for each individual to shine through and prosper. Some students will prefer discipline and to be told what to do while other students will prefer to be free with their own movements and choices. Ballet Joy helps both preferences to merge by encouraging students to challenge their comfort zone so that the highly disciplined child will learn that it’s ok to play and have fun with their own ideas while the spontaneous child will learn that they can also listen and be focused enough to follow directions.  

The program includes two classes:

  1. Ballet Technique: Students learn basic ballet positions, movements, and vocabulary. They develop gross motor skills through ballet jumps and locomotor movements like walking, running, skipping, and galloping. Fine motor skills are practiced by handling props and ballet hand work. Rhythm and musicality are elements in every class. 

Each level will develop and progress within the ballet curriculum that is based upon the Cecchetti Method which offers one of the most clear classical ballet foundations world-wide. As levels progress into the intermediate and advanced division, Balanchine Technique will be taught for professional study.  

  1. Creative Dance: This class begins with an active warm up to provide proper conditioning for the student and ballet warm-up exercises. It then rolls into movement games, improvisation, the use of beautiful scarves, colorful props, music play, storytelling, and dance choreography that the student produces after a prompt or introduction. Every child loves this class and leaves feeling inspired and happy. 

Why merge creative play with ballet? 

In my 30 years in the professional ballet world I have witnessed a lack of creative and authoritative confidence among ballet dancers, especially among my female colleagues! I believe the root of this insecurity of creative ownership stems from how ballet is presented in the early years which is a “listen and do what I say” model of teaching. I know that good ballet technique can be balanced with inspiring creative thinkers and young artists. Let’s move forward from producing “listen only” ballet brains! Let’s create well trained dancers who also have a well versed sense of creative confidence! Your child will thrive with both the discipline of a technique class and the confidence gained from playing with their own ideas in a safe space for creativity.    

Important Component that is unique to Ballet Joy/Catrina Choate-Heretoiu

  1. Somatic Influence: Strength, flexibility, movement awareness, spatial awareness, kinesthetic intelligence, and meditation. This progressive growth and physical learning will help every child from a basic movement perspective of growing body awareness to catapulting the child into professional level movement intelligence for dance, gymnastics, or sports. 

At KineOasis we are kid-friendly and body intelligent educators. We respect all levels of child development and are confident about what movement practice can do for every child at any level!! Through any of our programs, ballet or martial arts, we help children to focus, we work with attention, we inspire learning through movement by helping children see choices they have through body attention and spatial awareness, and - we help them to listen to us, to their classmates, and to their own needs as learners. 

Welcome to KineOasis - Where worlds open up through kinesthetic connections!

Ballet Joy Summer Series

AGES: 5 & UP

Cost/Student per 6-Class Sessions: $108 (ages 5/6 yro) or $120(ages 7/8/9 & 10/11/12 yro).

June Session has 4 classes. June fees: $72 (ages 5/6 yro) or $80 (ages 7/8/9 & 10/11/12 yro).

Sessions will run on TUE+THUR mornings (see Form below for times per age group).

  1. June: (18, 20, 25, 27)
  2. July: (9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25)
  3. August: (6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22)

LOCATION: KineOasis Studio

6060 McKee Rd, Suite 3, Fitchburg, WI 53719 (inside FXBMADISON)

(for current Adult & Senior Ballet, Feldenkrais® and all ongoing classes please click HERE)

Discover conservatory-level Ballet in a fun and friendly manner. Catrina Choate-Heretoiu blends creative movement and ballet technique to ensure the best experience of Ballet.

Ballet Joy classes will continue with a regular Fall Schedule starting September 2024.

Join and FEEL the Difference!


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Grasshoppers Club Martial Arts


Cost/Student per Session: $135

Sessions will run on MON+WED+FRI* from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

  1. June: (10, 12, 14) - (17, 19, 21) - (24, 26, 28)
  2. July: (8, 10, 12) - (15, 17, 19) - (22, 24, 26)
  3. August: (5, 7, 9)
  • On FRIDAYS we Hike! (Parks TBA)


6060 McKee Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53719 (inside FXBMADISON)

(for current OpenMAT, and Ninja Tumbling ongoing classes please click HERE)

Experience a unique Martial Arts Exploration & Training with Bo.

Join and FEEL the Difference!


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Are You Ready?

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A few things to keep in mind:

(and in your heart)


Play Safe. Keep it Joyful.

Respect Others.

Focus on your Skills. Help others. Keep it Friendly.

Train Hard. Rest Well. Eat Healthy.

Everyday Better. Step by Step. Be Kind in Everything.


KineOasis Studio

McKee Plaza, 6060 McKee Rd, Suite 3, Fitchburg, WI 53719 (inside FXBMADISON)

KineOasis @ MCS

2082 Winnebago St, Madison, WI 53704 (inside Madison Circus Space)

Almost* Everyone's invited!

Our Summer Fun Programs for Youth are open to ages* 5 - 18, depending on the Program.

  • Grasshoppers Club Martial Arts Classes are open to 7 yro & UP (ongoing)
  • Ballet Joy Classes are open to 5 yro & UP (starting MAY)
  • Private Sessions are available to all ages (ongoing).

We'd love to see you there!

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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