When building out a dance studio or putting a dance space in your own home, you have to decide between wall mount and portable barres. There are advantages to each and this post will talk about the purposes of each one.
To begin, it is important to clarify not all portable barres are created equally. Many consist of thin metal tubes that snap together and then snap into legs. They may be light but they are flimsy and tip easily. When you have dancers on either side of the barre (especially younger or less-experienced dancers), it is a constant pull back and forth because the barre is just not sturdy. That is why Boss Ballet Barres was created. Someone on our team at Boss Steel Ltd. had their daughter ask them if they could make a sturdy ballet barre with strong and durable materials found at Boss Steel. Our barres came from seeing this need and finding a solution.
Having said that, a disadvantage to many portable barres is that they don't offer the stability necessary. However, when you get portable barres from Boss Ballet Barres, you won't have that problem. So really there are only advantages to using our portable barres. They are easy to assemble but lock into place using our hex key. They are easy to move and they allow for dancers to fill all the space in your studio, not just the space along the wall, when doing barre exercises.
A dance studio may not seem like much of a dance studio without wall mount barres. And studios may want barres in place that they never have to move. But portable barres are a great supplement to any studio or home space, allowing dancers to stand on both sides of the barre, providing more flexibility within the space, and they can make a great demonstration barre for the instructor as well. For more information, contact us at Boss Ballet Barres today.
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