While ballet barres can be expensive to buy and install, they are one of the most essential pieces of equipment for a dance studio, which means that it is not something to look for a good deal on.
Although portable ballet barres can be a great solution in studios that have multiple purposes or that have limited space, safety is also an important consideration for portable barres.
Barres can be placed along one, two, three, or even all four sides of a room in order to increase the number of students who can practice, stretch, and work out in any given studio.
Always adhere to the safety recommendations, including on what types of surfaces to use the barres, and how many students (and of what age/size) should use any one barre at a time.
Most dance studios, even those that do not offer ballet classes, are equipped with a few pieces of standard equipment, including ballet barres and a huge mirror covering one wall.
This also goes for ballet barres brought into homes for practice; careful supervision and instruction can help prevented accidents and injuries.
In terms of installation, barres should be very securely fastened to the floor, and sometimes fastened to the wall as well.
Unless you are a professional wood worker with lots of experience, it is not a good idea to make your own barres.
Regardless of the type of barre or where it is installed, ballet classes without barres are extremely rare.
The most important thing to remember when installing ballet barres in your dance studio is safety.