We’ve seen dance barres installed in rehearsal studios, sometimes the portable ones on theatre backstages. If you are not a dancer, maybe at some point you have already asked yourself what are those long rods used for and why does it seem that ballet barres are important. Read on to find out.
What Are They?
Dance barres or most popularly known as ballet barres are usually made of solid wood/ timber that are rounded, sanded and varnished to make the surface smooth and free from splinters.
There are 3 types of ballet barres, there are (1) Wall mounted barres, (2) Floor mounted and (3) Portable dance barres. It is important that these barres are strategically situated and have the right height for intended users.
If the users’ heights vary, the floor mounted barres that can be designed with adjustable height are more recommended as opposed to wall mounted. If you do not have a permanent rehearsal area, and/ or you need a barre that is mobile and can be moved from one room to another, you should opt for portable dance barres, these barres are collapsible and sometimes comes with a carrying case for user’s convenience.
Why Are They Important?
For young aspiring dancers who are just starting their training, ballet barres are important for improving their:
- Sense of balance
For professional dancers, ballet barres are important for warming up during rehearsal as well as right before performances. It is also necessary for continuing to improve and maintain their techniques.
Specialty Theatre Dance Barres
At Specialty Theatre we can customize dance barres’ length, finish & accompanying accessories (mounts) to meet your required specifications. We even offer planning and servicing. Just get in touch with us and let us know what you need, we will be glad to offer you different options and professional recommendations.