DIY Freestanding Ballet Barre for Any Age, Height, and Skill Level
Ballet...you need an outfit, some space, a teacher, and a barre. Simple enough! We had three daughters in ballet classes, but decided we would have them taught from home instead. We already had a decent space and knew someone who had taken ballet most of her life and was willing to teach in our home. Perfect! Now we just needed a barre...not a "bar". It took me a couple searches to find that out :)
Enter Kee Lite aluminum pipe fittings and aluminum pipe! I asked our ballet teacher what height she wanted the top bar to be set to (42" and the middle bar is adjustable), what distance she wanted for the legs and for the feet, then I placed an order for the fittings and pipe to her specifications.
The barre looks great and one of the best features is that it can easily be disassembled for storage.
The dimensions of the pipe I used are: 60" for the barres, 37" for the legs, 24" for the feet, and 3" pieces with plastic end plugs for inside the elbows so that the floor would not get scratched up. The pipe is 1-1/4" schedule 40 and has an outer diameter of 1.66".
A DIY Ballet Barre Kit
By popular demand, we've put together a simple kit to help you replicate this exact project. You will get all the pipe fittings, and pipe cut to the exact length needed to build your own freestanding ballet barre.
Design Your Own Ballet Barre
To help you design your own freestanding ballet barre, we've compiled a list of all of the Kee Klamp and pipe that were used for this project to get you started.
Making the barre in aluminum will cost you around $375. If you want to make a cheaper version, consider using galvanized Kee Klamp fittings and steel pipe.
We can't get you happy kids, a great teacher, or outfits, but we can help you create your own ballet barre for whatever age, height, or skill level you need; it held me and one of my daughters without budging! We have both aluminum and galvanized steel in multiple sizes. Let us know what you'd like and we'll ship it directly to your doorstep.
See more pictures of my DIY ballet barre right here: