Floor Barre

Floor Barre


Floor-barre is a technique in ballet training that “takes the basic ballet barre training from the standing position to the floor, “taking the effort of standing out of the equation.”

The primary benefit of floor barre is that it causes less strain on the hip joints. Often, when a dancer is standing at the barre, their turnout is forced beyond the individual’s range of motion. This means that the dancers are using gravity and their weight to forcibly turn their legs out in an attempt to reach that ‘ideal’ turnout. Floor barre emphasizes the importance in utilizing natural turnout by allowing movement that is both gravity resisted and assisted.

Floor barre is also recommended for dancers recovering from injury because it enforces neutral spine, which corrects improper posture, and is not too strenuous for the recovering body. As a dance specific rehabilitation, it rebuilds strength and natural mobility.

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