Today’s post is all about how to make a ballet studio in your bedroom! Great for dancers looking for a cheap way to improve, this tutorial will get your technique levels up and cost levels down. Enjoy!
The floor is what everybody frets about. Everybody seems to think…oh, I need marley on the floor and special dance flooring that costs a lot of money because it needs to be the right friction for turning and blah, blah, blah. You don’t need marley. This tutorial is marley-free!
The solution is PVC SHOWER PAN LINER.
PVC shower pan liner is an awesome substitute for marley, and it costs like 2 bucks at Lowes. Do it! It can be easily taped down on top of wood flooring, tile flooring, or even carpet if you want something temporary that’s easy on your joints for jumping. It’s completely versatile and AWESOME.
Barres can be made for pretty cheap, you just need some woodworking talent. All you need to do is cut out that wooden dowel and add some brackets to attach to the wall. It doesn’t have to be perfect, much less metal.
The height should be about 3 – 4 feet off the ground, depending on your height. I keep mine at about 3.25, because I’m on the shorter side and we put it up when I was still pretty young. Here are a few photos:
Finally, the last thing you need for your cheap, in-bedroom ballet studio is some mirrors. You can get cheapo panels from your local hardware or furniture store and put them up using small, plastic bracket thingys like I did, it works great! Here is a closer-up picture of my mirrors:
(NOTE: It only took me two panels, but if your budget is on the larger side and you’re looking to be able to see every inch of your leg in that 90 degree extension alisicon, I might go for three. I didn’t find it necessary.)
The final view
Let’s take a finale look at this wonderful studio and overview what all goes into it:
Here’s what’s inside:
I hope that you absolutely LOVE your new quicko cheapo bedroom studio. Enjoy it, and make sure to tag me on Instagram your in-room practice sessions (I’m @GouletBallet). See ya below:
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