Alvas Oak Barre – Standard Holes
Alvas Oak Barre with Standard Holes is an attractive barre manufactured with pre-drilled holes, spaced according to Alvas standard specifications. Ideal for ballet use. Available in 6 standard lengths
Oak Barres are made of beautiful Red Oak wood with a medium shade. It is a solid hardwood that has a smooth feel with a pronounced grain.
Since they are made of natural wood, grain and coloration may vary. All Oak Standard Barres are hand-sanded smooth and ready to use. They will all arrive beveled on both ends, so no sharp edges.
Wood is the Standard, Traditional Choice
Wood barres are the preferred and standard traditional choice in the professional ballet industry. Unlike metal or plastic barres, the natural product will absorb sweat (won’t get slippery) and provide slight flexibility. This slight flexibility in wood barres provide anti-stress on joints, especially on the ballet barre method training. In ballet, barres are typically used for balance only so dancers learn to hold their own weight.
Choosing the Correct Barre Length
Is the dancer new to ballet and not sure which barre length to get? 4’ barres are commonly used for beginning children while 6’ barres are commonly used for beginning teens or adults. 8’ barres are the most popular and give more room for stretching. 8’ to 16’ barres give ample space for multiple people to use at the same time.