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Portable Ballet Barre


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Hi Everyone,

 

This is my very first post here. This year I am taking advanced ballet and want to further my practice by purchasing a portable ballet barre for my home. Just a note that I do live in Canada. Does anyone have any suggestions as to brands or types? Any good websites to recommend? I don't want to spend over 300 dollars for one, but at the same time I want something that can hold pressure if need by and not be flimsy. Any tips would be helpful!

I'll be using the barre for regular work and to of course practice pointe as well.

 

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Hi Express! I got my barre at abcdance.com, a gorgeous wood single-barre. I could not find such a lovely barre anywhere for its price, which I believe was below $200. I believe it's the 5 foot one which makes it the perfect size for personal use. It isn't the leat bit flimsy, I love it! :o

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A related but not responsive response. I’ve done my own home practice and classes religiously for (I think) 14 years and have used a dining room chair for a barre throughout. Portable. Impossible to hang on to for dear life. Cost $0.

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LOL Gary. I used to use chairs too, but en pointe, it truly becomes impossible!

 

PS Express - a very inexpensive alternative is to get the barres that you attach to your wall. However if you have a thing about doing pirouettes at the barre and it or the wall colliding with your knee, I would recommend the freestanding one. besides, you can adjust that one's height!

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The non-wall barre at our studio appears to have been made out of plumbing supplies you can get at the hardware store. It's just screwed together, and regularly breaks when kids hang on it- they should probably weld it...

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The non-wall barre at our studio appears to have been made out of plumbing supplies you can get at the hardware store. It's just screwed together, and regularly breaks when kids hang on it- they should probably weld it...

 

Thanks for all the responses, this has all been very helpful :)

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  • 2 weeks later...

I'll second ajustabarre.com. I have one and it was quite reasonably priced, shipping wasn't very much from what I remember, and I got it quickly.

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I had a junky table in my house and got some closet rod brackets and a closet rod... screwed it into the table, bar into the brackets... and a barre!

 

20 dollars.

 

Can't beat it if you have a junky table or can find something of craigslist. Or if you have a wall in your home that you don't mind making a few holes in...

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