Friday 26 September 2014

Are Wooden Ballet Barres, Sanitary? You Decide!

With cold and flu season right around the corner, you'll need to take every precaution to keep you and your children safe from germs that can keep you cooped up at home for days. Plus, you'll also have to count all the time missed from dance practices.

Of course, as a parent or even a working adult, one of the main questions that keeps creeping up in your mind is 'Are wooden ballet barres, sanitary?'

This is a very good question and it's one that can be answered very simply and easily. First, let's look at regular wooden ballet barres:

What can you expect from regular wooden ballet barres?
  • covered in wet perspiration
  • have absorbed perspiration also known as other people's sweat
  • accumulated dirt and grime from hands
  • covered in dirt and grime from feet
  • have absorbed bacteria
  • and plenty of germs!
Now, let's look at Boss Ballet Barres and what makes them stand out above the rest.

If you've never heard of Boss Ballet Barres, you're in for a treat. They were developed by a dancer and not just any dancer - this dancer was the Boss president's daughter. As an accomplished ballet dancer with many awards, she knew what kind of barres the ballet world needed and with a little help from the company's products and extremely structural strong steel tubing, these unique barres hit the market.

What makes them different from the usual germ-covered wooden barres? Boss barres are:
  • made of high-strength structural steel
  • contain a baked-on powdered coating
  • coating is made with a germ-resistant material
  • a quick wipe-down keeps them clean
  • portable
With the worry of sanitary issues gone, practicing through the cold and flu season won't be an issue. Whether you have a barre inside your home or you are looking to get one for your school or business, knowing these barres resist germs eases your mind and that of your students.

If you have a business, be sure to advertise that your barres are germ-resistant. Due to the fact that simply wiping the barre is all it takes to remove unwanted grime, bacteria and germs, you can easily wipe it down after each class to keep colds and flu at bay.
Want even better news?

Boss Ballet Barres now have a flat shipping rate of $50 making it the perfect time to order your barres now!

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us so we can help you choose the best barre for your needs.

Friday 19 September 2014

Ballet Barre Fitness Routines You Can Do At Home

Although it's ideal to go to a studio and work out with a group of people, it's also possible to get a fun and challenging barre workout at home, especially if you're crunched for time.

So set up your Boss Portable Ballet Barre and try out one of these Ballet Barre Fitness Routine video workouts.
  1. A warm-up video to get you started.
  2. This classic 40-minute workout suits beginners and advanced students alike.
  3. Want to kick it up a notch? Try this cardio-focused barre workout.
  4. If you need to take it easy, this simple workout is just your speed.
  5. This 12-minute workout is a quick one you can squeeze in to a busy day.
  6. Work your thighs and enjoy beautiful scenery in this video.
  7. This workout brings together ballet barre moves and pilates.
  8. Chairs are used as barre-substitutes in this video, but the beach makes for a nice backdrop.
  9. For a quick workout with advanced moves, try this workout with professional ballet dancers.
  10. Watch this video if all you need is basic stretching.
Another great home workout resource is Netflix Instant. They have a category filled with dance and barre workouts.

These videos prove that a ballet barre fitness routine is not impossible to do in the comfort of your own home. Enjoy our recommendations but feel free to do your own searching on YouTube or Netflix Instant for ballet barre workouts to try out.

To learn more about our free-standing ballet barres and other products, contact us or visit our website.

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Ballet Barres a Must for New Studios

If you're opening a new dance studio, there are going to be many things on your mind. The space itself, decor, acoustics, and more are all important considerations that can make or a break a studio. However, one item you really should invest in from the start is a high quality, free-standing ballet barre. Of all types of dance studio equipment, ballet barres pull the studio together and make it a great place to practice.

What are the benefits to installing a free-standing ballet barre in a new studio?
  • Professionalism. A ballet barre immediately makes a studio seem much more professional. Most people associate barres with advanced levels of dance and athletics, and in many people's minds, they define a studio. Without a barre, you could really practice anywhere. Installing  a high quality barre shows students you are serious about dance.
  • Versatility. Ballet barres are useful for so much more than classic ballet (though they remain great for that too). All forms of dance benefit by having a barre to stretch at, and often to practice posture, feet placement and moves requiring dexterity. Regardless of what kind of dance you will be teaching, barres will be of use.
  • Maximize Space. Free-standing barres are particularly useful for new, or recently re-located studios, that may be in a temporary or new space. Perhaps the room has unconventional dimensions, or is a bit cramped. With barres that are free-standing, and not affixed to a wall, you have much more freedom to organize dancers and space the way you want. If you are focusing on conditioning, move them to the center. If they're in the way, put them to the side.

Ballet barres are a necessary purchase for new dance studios. When making that important purchase, you want to choose a barre manufactured by a trusted company. Boss Ballet Barres are known for making the strongest portable barres available, and conveniently ships all over continental North America. Please contact us for more information.

Tuesday 9 September 2014

Flat Rate Ground Shipping is Here!

Boss Ballet Barres can be found in homes, schools, studios and universities all over North America, and we're so happy to see all of the different areas our barres travel to.  However, as some of you may know, even shipping one barre can be expensive when it heads out to the extremes of the continent.  We make them strong, so their weight counts against the shipping price, as can the length of the barres themselves. We have heard from some of our friends and fans in the past that they would like to buy more barres, but at times the shipping expense can be daunting.

We heard you, and we listened.  After going to bat with our shipping company, and working out all kinds of scenarios and ideas, we are very happy to introduce $50.00 FLAT RATE ground shipping per barre, on ALL of our ballet barres.  That's a pretty amazing deal, as it can mean literally HUNDREDS of dollars of savings on a typical order.

So how does it work?  It's very simple: add any barre to your cart, and the ground shipping for that barre is only $50.00, regardless of where in continental North America (except Hawaii and Alaska, sorry!) you may be.  Some examples:

1 x 8-Foot Barre?  $50.00 Flat-Rate Ground Shipping (typically upwards of $110.00)
1 x 14-Foot Barre?  $50.00 Flat-Rate Ground Shipping (typically upwards of $130.00)
1 x 6-Foot Barre? $50.00 Flat-Rate Ground Shipping (typically upwards of $80.00)

Add more barres, and each one only adds another $50.00 to the shipping total, as below:

2 x 8-Foot Barre?  $100.00 Flat-Rate Ground Shipping (typically upwards of $220.00)
2 x 14-Foot Barre?  $100.00 Flat-Rate Ground Shipping (typically upwards of $260.00)
2 x 6-Foot Barre? $100.00 Flat-Rate Ground Shipping (typically upwards of $160.00)

Keep in mind that this is also on top of any current sale we have going, such as the September Online Price sale running at the moment.  Our website has already been updated, and is ready for your order.  Please contact us if you have any questions or comments - we'd love to hear from you!

Friday 5 September 2014

For the Best Ballet Barre Value Come to Boss Ballet Barres

We know that above all else born dancers want to perform. They need equipment to be at the same high level. We also know that dancing is not always the most lucrative of professions. Dance organizations need to stretch their budgets as much as the dancers stretch their muscles. Enter Boss Ballet Barres.

We have a reputation for producing the strongest, longest lasting product in the industry. With Boss, you can make an investment you can depend on.

We have three varieties of barres:
  • The Boss Barre Pro Series: available in 14, 12, 10, and 8 foot models, these barres feature a larger diameter than the Intermediate Series, made for situations where multiple users will be on the barre at the same time, constantly.
  • The Boss Intermediate Barre: this barre is made from high-grade structural steel and is built to withstand heavy use in schools, studios and homes
  • The Boss Princess Barre: built in a smaller size and height than our other barres to accommodate young dancers from 2-6 years of age, the Princess Barre has the strength that can lay the foundation for years of correct practice.
Our product has the strength and durability for continual use whether at home, in school, in companies, or at competitions. We put the same care into it that your dancers have placed in their art all these years.

You will not find better portable, free-standing ballet barres for the money. Hands down, this is the best ballet barre value. Delivery is no problem either. We ship to any destination in North America.

Please consult our website for more information. We also have a twitter feed with the latest news about our business. Don't hesitate to contact us  with any questions.

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Producing the Strongest Portable Ballet Barre

When we decided to create our ballet barres, we knew they would be the strongest portable ballet barres available. How? Because our ballet barres evolved from our existing steel company, Boss Steel Ltd. Founded over 20 years ago, Boss Steel is an industry leader, doing everything from supplying raw materials to completing custom projects. The daughter of our company's President (an accomplished ballerina herself) challenged us to create the strongest portable ballet barres - and we did!

We took our 24+ years of steel expertise, knowledge, and thoughtful construction and created Boss Ballet Barres, a division of our parent company Boss Steel Ltd. By combining our EuroKlemp line of products with extremely strong structural steel tubing perfected at Boss Steel, we were able to create a sturdy, durable portable ballet barre. How sure are we that we've created the strongest possible ballet barre? We offer a lifetime guarantee for our products.

Our parent company, Boss Steel, goes above and beyond the industry standard to get the job done right, and we do too. When we designed our ballet barres, we sought out dance and fitness industry feedback to ensure that we created a barre that met the needs of actual dance professionals and studios. Consequently, our barres are stronger, more stable, and longer-lasting than other portable ballet barres available. We know that dancers need a strong foundation to learn proper technique, and we're proud to produce a barre they can place their full trust in.  And fitness centers put their barres through even more rigorous paces, which Boss Ballet Barres easily stand up to, over and over again.

Want to experience the strength of our portable barres? Please, contact us for more information.