Hello! I'm Kaethe Birkner, a fitness instructor and professional ballet dancer located in Minneapolis, MN. Welcome to my fitness training site. Here you will find information on what I teach, my teaching philosophies, class schedules and pricing. Please contact me with any questions you have! Hope to see you in one of my classes soon!
April 1, 2020
Now offering virtual classes!
Oct 24th, 2021:
In-person options are available for Pilates and some ballet group classes and all privates.
Please see schedule for locations or contact me for private options.
Group cost - $25.50 for Pilates, $18 for ballet
Private cost - $50*
Currently, masks are required for all participants for Pilates. Please contact me for the current ballet policy.
All classes will still be available for the online option. Students can switch to the online version at any time.
*This is the starting rate. Cost may go up depending on travel time and/or room rental costs.
July 3rd, 2022:
Whether you are a beginner or advanced dancer, the goal of these mini-intensives is to focus in on one aspect of dance and explore the technique, the how and why, of that aspect as well as to help you incorporate this into your dancing or teaching. These mini-intensives will help you find the correct muscles though personal corrections. Also, I will give you exercises you can do to help strengthen or stretch to build your technique and strength in and out of class.
These sessions run about 2 hours and are kept to smaller groups to allow plenty of individualized attention.
$30-40 per person per session.
Where to find out more:
You can find out a current schedule of upcoming offerings on my schedule page. A list of possible topics can be found on my class descriptions page. If you have any questions or are interested in scheduling one of these for a small group you know, you can email me with inquiries.
Next upcoming session:
Turnout: How to Use It and Strengthen It, Saturday, July 9th, 6-8p CDT
Location is Urban Fitness TC, 7301 Ohms Ln, Edina, MN 55439, Conference Room on 1st Floor or online.
Cost is $40 per person
December 6th, 2022:
New Ballet Class: Intro to Ballet/Beginner I
This 8-week session class is perfect for adults or older teens who have never done ballet or who have only a little ballet. This new class will be held at Edina Community Center through Midwest School of Ballet. It is a hybrid class (If you have never had any ballet before, I recommend coming in-person where possible).
The class will be Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30p.
First session starts Jan. 10th, 2023
Second session starts Mar. 7th, 2023