Barres of Steel


Anyone remotely familiar with ballet knows the importance of strength when it comes to dance. Shouldn't you hold your barres to the same standard? Boss Ballet Barres are made from structural steel, unlike the thin walled aluminum of many competitors. This makes them stronger, sturdier, and less susceptible to wear.

Young's Modulus of elasticity (the metric by which a metal's ability to withstand tension or compression is measured) is 29 million psi for structural steel, compared with only 10 million psi for aluminum. This means you can expect a Boss Ballet Barre to withstand three times the abuse that an aluminum barre will.


The theoretical advantage to aluminum is that it is very lightweight compared to steel. This is great if you are building an airplane, but not really an advantage when it comes to ballet barres. A heavier barre will be sturdier than a lightweight one, and less likely to be toppled by an eager student putting all their weight on it when an overzealous grande battement throws them off balance.


In addition to being stronger and sturdier, steel barres are also more durable. They are less susceptible to dents and scratches than their aluminum counterparts. A steel ballet barre will maintain its shape and condition for a lifetime and beyond. That is why we offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty on all our steel ballet barres.

A Consistent Philosophy

All the utilitarian advantages of steel aside, there is a more subtle worth in what your studio says about your values. Don't just tell your students and dancers how valuable strength is, show them that you value it. People are often a reflection of their environment. When a dance studio has clean floors, polished mirrors, and strong barres, it inspires dancers with clean lines, polished technique and strong cores.

If you want your studio to reflect your principles, choose a barre that feels unyielding beneath your hand. Choose the strength, sturdiness and durability of steel. Choose Boss Ballet Barres