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Alvas Custom ballet barres are available in lengths up to 16′- or splice joint pins may be added to give the appearance of a longer, continuous barre. Each barre is custom manufactured with the option of no holes or pre-drilled holes, spaced according to the customer’s specifications.
All Alvas wood barres will maintain a tight length tolerance of +/- 1/8″.
The diameter of all Alvas Custom Ballet Barres are approx 1-7/8″, +/- 1/8″.
Dance Ballet Barres
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 and adults. 8’ barres are the most popular and give additional room for stretching. 8’ to 16’ barres give ample space for multiple people to use at the same time.
Alvas barres with standard hole spacing were designed for ballet use. If you will be utilizing barres for fitness, Alvas recommends a minimum wall mount ballet barre bracket spaced every 4’. If you are unsure what length barres and bracket spacing to use, we strongly recommend contacting your local Barre Fitness Studio and asking their specifications for that type of barre exercise / fitness class.
Adding Splice Joint Pins (Optional)
Alvas Splice Joint Pins are used to create a joint, attaching two barres together end to end. A hole is drilled into the center of the ends of two barres, which are then slid toward each other (over the Splice Joint Pin), giving the appearance of one long, continuous barre. The corners of the adjoining barres are rounded slightly (beveled) to avoid pinching.
Splice Joint Pins are made of a 4″ long, 1/4″ round, smooth metal stock bar. Each pin is made in the USA and weighs approximately 1 oz.
Refer to the Splice Joint Specifications for the tolerance with splice pins and brackets on barres.
This is an ideal solution if you:
- Want Alvas to drill the precise holes for the Splice Joint Pins for you.
- Want your barres to look longer than 16′.
- Alvas offers barres in lengths up to 16′. If longer barres are desired, splice joint pins are the solution since they create the appearance of a long, continuous barre.
The cost for Splice Joint Pin (with labor) includes the Splice Joint Pin, plus the required labor for drilling the precise holes into the ends of custom barres.