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A ballet barre is an exercise object that Sims can use to practice ballet dancing. It's featured in The Sims 2: FreeTime and as a premium content that's included in Stiff As A Board, Light As A Feather Dance Collection set from The Sims 3 Store.

The Sims 2Edit

Basic Barre by Deuxjoint Ltd
BasicBarre
The ballet barre is an essential component for practice whether you're a beginning ballerina, a versed virtuoso, or competent cavalier. When practicing "a la barre" you want to worry about your technique, not whether the bar can handle the pressure. We present to you the Basic Barre - a sturdy, splinter-free, no-frills bar that can handle whatever you put to it.
Game The Sims 2: FreeTime
Buyable Buy mode
Price §500
Type Skill, Fun
Size 2x1 wall

Ballet barres are objects added in The Sims 2: FreeTime. They build body skill, the hidden dancing skill, and enthusiasm for the Music and Dance hobby. They do build fitness, but do so very slowly.

There are two ballet barres in FreeTime. One, the Basic Barre by Deuxjoint Ltd, is available in Buy mode, and costs §500. The other, the Better Barre by Deuxjoint Ltd, is the career reward for the Dance career.

Ballet barres have two available interactions: "Warm Up" and "Ballet Exercises". "Warm Up" is always available, but "Ballet Exercises" must be unlocked. On the Basic Barre, the interaction will be unlocked for Sims who reach level 10 enthusiasm in Music and Dance. On the Better Barre, it will be unlocked for Sims who reach level 8 in the dancing skill. If both a Basic Barre and Better Barre are present on a lot, any Sim who can perform "Ballet Exercises" on the Better Barre will also be able to perform them on the Basic Barre.

On the freestanding Better Barre, a Sim who is doing the "Warm Up" or "Ballet Exercises" interactions can be joined by another, as long as both sides of the barre are accessible.

Sims using a ballet barre will automatically change into their gym clothes, and will automatically change into their everyday clothes after they stop. Visitors can, and often will, use the ballet barre autonomously.

The Basic Barre is often shown against a mirror-covered wall, as in the Bell family's house and the hobby lot for Music and Dance. However, it cannot be placed in that manner unless the moveobjects cheat or Ctrl + Alt keyboard shortcut is used. The keyboard shortcut is a practical use of a cheat to place multiple wall-mounted objects at the same tile.

Better Barre by Deuxjoint Ltd
Dance Career Reward
The ballet barre is an essential component for practice whether you're are beginning ballerina, a versed virtuoso, or competent cavalier. When practicing "a la barre" you won't have to worry about your technique, nor whether the bar can handle the pressure. We present to you the Better Barre - a bar designed for the better balleter, crafted to help perfect your positions.
Game The Sims 2: FreeTime
Buyable Limited
Type Skill, Fun
Uses 2x1

Buying a ballet barre is frequently a want for Sims with Music and Dance enthusiasm. Having a Better Barre on a lot will not prevent this want from appearing.

There are mods at Mod The Sims which will keep visitors from using the Basic Barre and Better Barre.

The Sims 3Edit

Featherbarre

An adult Sim training children on the Light as a Feather Dance Barre

While there is no ballet barre in any expansion or stuff pack for The Sims 3, the Stiff as a Board, Light as a Feather Dance Collection available at the Sims 3 Store includes a barre that can be used by children through elders. The barre includes the interactions "Warm Up", "Exercise", and "Train..."; "Train..." can be used to train other Sims in ballet.  

If The Sims 3: Generations is installed, the player can click on the school to have children apply to take ballet classes after school. Children in will learn specific dance moves that they can then show off to other Sims. If both Generations and the Light as a Feather dance barre are installed, they can also learn these moves on the barre.  

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