Poplar Barres with Standard Holes are attractive barres manufactured with pre-drilled holed, spaced according to Alvas standard specifications. Ideal for ballet use. Available in 6 standard lengths, for purchase or rental. Purchase price is listed. Click here to contact us for rental price and availability.
Whether using the Poplar Barres personally or professionally, barres are an investment. Alvas manufactures high quality barres that will last for decades, not just seasons. An investment in the quality keeps dancing safe and profitable.
Poplar Barres are made of beautiful Tulip Tree Poplar wood with a light shade. It is a solid hardwood that has a smooth feel and is easy to stain (if preferred).
Since they are made of natural wood, grain and coloration may vary. All Poplar 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.
Completing Your Barre Unit
Pricing shown is for Poplar Barres only and does not include shipping.
(For use with Wall Mount Brackets, Free Standing Frames or Floor Mount Frames– Each sold separately)
USA Made / FSC Standards
All of Alvas Poplar Barres are grown within the United States and meet or exceed FSC standards. Additionally, American hardwoods are known as the natural choice for environmentally conscious builders, architects and designers looking to specify green materials.
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Spacing for Brackets (Standard Holes)
The holes in Alvas Standard Barres are always separated by multiples of 16” to allow the mounting of every bracket directly into a wall stud- most wood wall studs are 16” apart. (If you are unsure of your stud spacing, we recommend using an electronic wood wall stud finder or consulting a contractor).
Holes are pre-drilled into the barres so that Alvas Fixed Brackets and Extensions (on Wall Mounted Adjustable Brackets, Free Standing Frames and Floor Mount Frames) are ready for installation and actually screw into the rear side of the barre. This allows your hand or foot to slide across the barre without hitting the brackets.
The spacing accuracy for Alvas drilled wood barres are + or – 1/8″.
|Barre Length||Bracket Number & Spacing
|4’ Barre: ||2 brackets spaced 32” apart (8” overhang)
|6’ Barre: ||2 brackets spaced 48” apart (12” overhang)
|8’ Barre: ||2 brackets spaced 64” apart (16” overhang)
|10’ Barre: ||2 brackets spaced 80” apart (20” overhang)
|14’ Barre: ||3 brackets spaced 64” apart (20” overhang)
|16’ Barre: ||3 brackets spaced 80” apart (16” overhang)
Poplar Ballet Barres are hand-sanded smooth and ready to use.
All barres will come beveled on both ends, so no sharp edges.
Production Time is usually 2-4 business days, plus transit time. (Transit time is determined by the shipping company)
Need it faster? Rush options
Need it faster? Call us and we’ll do our best to help! There is a chance we can rush your shipment and/or us an expedited delivery service.
– Rush Production Time ($50 Rush charge may apply)
– Expedited Delivery Service
– Will Call (Customer Pick Up)
Standard Poplar Barres ship UPS Ground, unless your order qualifies to ship Freight.*
* Shipments are calculated depending on the length, width and weight of packages. This includes, but is not limited to, Barres longer than 8′, the total weight of the order and/or any Glassless Mirror Panels. Barres longer than 8′ cannot be shipped by UPS Ground and must be shipped by motor freight. If shipping costs are a concern, you may consider several 4’ – 8’ barres or a combination thereof.
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Alvas BFM offers assembly/installation services to most Southern California locations. Contact us for details.
Cleaning & Maintenance
Cleaning the Maple Barres are simple and easy. See FAQ for instructions.